Does CCP pay for their accounts?


(Solonius Rex) #1

Does CCP employees have to pay for their private accounts?

Does it get deducted from their paychecks?

Can they claim it on their tax receipts?


(CCP Falcon) #2

As part of our employment, CCP staff receive five Omega accounts for free that have multiple character training enabled on one additional character slot.

Effectively, this gives us 10 training queues, and 15 character slots.

Given that the accounts are provided for free, skill extraction is both disabled and prohibited on these accounts in the interests of fairness, so that we can’t make ISK effectively for free by skill farming.

If I remember correctly, character transfers are also disabled for the same reason.

If we want to operate any more accounts than that, then we need to pay for them ourselves, and these accounts have normal status the same as any other player account with regards to skill extraction and character transfers.

Personally, I maintain my five free Omega accounts and also have a single alpha account too as it’s good to have the perspective of running both types of account for my work.

Hope this answers your question :slight_smile:


(Foggy Bernstein) #3

Confirmed. Solonius is a Falcon alt.


(Solonius Rex) #4

Thanks for the reply. I feel as though im the first person ever to ask this question. Did not expect Mr Falcon himself to respond. Was expecting an ISD to close the thread with a “We do not discuss CCP here”.


(Solonius Rex) #5

Do I get in trouble if i say yes?


(Venom Anarchy) #6

What do you think station sales tax pays for ?


(Bloodclart Raider) #7

Yeah it’s kind of a silly question I think


(Clockwork Robot) #8

You know, I was prepared to come busting into this thread with a double barrel “Why the ■■■■ do you care?” but…

Then CCP gave you a frank and honest answer. And im fascinated.


(BOINGBOINGBOINGBOING BOINGOBBLEOI) #9

10 skill queues. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I like looking at my skill queue before I log off. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. I can’t imagine the warmth nor the fuzzieness of ten skill queues.


(Avaelica Kuershin) #10

I’m sure that will be welcome news for those who tend to paranoid conspiracy theories. :wink:

On a more realistic note, I guess that’s so you can experience the various styles of play within EVE.


(Aedaxus) #11

I wonder if any CCP employee ever gave up on playing EVE Online and never logged in anymore and just focussed on nerfing stuff… :smiling_imp:


(Pearl Abyss Diver) #12

Is running a passive Planetary Production farm with five accounts frowned upon?


(TOR Protocol) #13

Interesting stuff. Are these five accounts usable as admin accounts or are they just a nice pat on the back and free toys at end-user permission level? Are the free subscriptions handed out to CSM’s treated the same with respect to skill extractors? Are the dev-level admin accounts allowed to log in with multiple characters in multiple client instances?

I have so many questions.


(Solonius Rex) #14

Ive opened the floodgates, havent I.


(TOR Protocol) #15

With any luck, we can get away with blaming CCP Falcon for sharing in the first place.


(Dravick Afterthought) #16

None of which are actually any of your business…


(Foggy Bernstein) #17

Ah Ha! Another Falcon alt rears its head.


(Eric Kalfren) #18

Number of CCP employees times five accounts each minus their accounts equals actual players online lol


(Dravick Afterthought) #19

Not true - I’m just the forum alt of a fairly new player.
Any more conspiracy theories rattling round in that empty head of yours ?


(Uriel the Flame) #20

Exactly what Falcon would say on his alt to try dismissing the truth. :stuck_out_tongue: :smiling_imp: