So, after putting in some dozen hours or so, I made a silly mistake. I left a ship mining and alt-tab’d away to read some Eve wiki and when I came back, I was dead. I was in a 0.6 security zone so I guess I should have realized that pirate NPC’s could come and kill me. Or maybe it was another player, I don’t know. Lesson learned…
So I thought that the loss of this ship, a Bestower that I had bankrupted myself buying, was catastrophic enough that I wanted to delete the character, start from a new race and see if I could do better. I was surprised to note that there would be a 10 hour delay before the character would be bio-recycled or whatever. Oh well, I have 2 other slots, I’ll just restart using one of them. But I was again surprised to learn, early in a replay of the tutorial, undertaken to see if I could get off to a better start this time around, that I couldn’t train because the first character, which I had deleted but which would take 10 hours to die, was using up my account’s allotment of training. I couldn’t progress through the tutorial without being able to train. So here I was, stuck and unable to play for 10 hours in what seemed unreasonable punishment for alt-tab’ing away for a few minutes.
My questions then, are:
- Is there a way to accelerate the death of my first character?
- Will I be able to use my preferred character name on a new character after my first one finishes dying?
- Can I abort and return to the tutorial once I can train and just play around in the meantime?
- Can I somehow go into the deleted character before he finishes dying and cancel his training so I can train on the new character and progress through the tutorial?
- If the deleted character is persistent enough that he’s tying up my preferred name and my training allotment, does that mean that I could leave his stuff somewhere for my new character to use as a leg up?
I wonder if the 10-hours-to-die thing is in place to allow for a purge of the server on a 10-hour schedule or is it so that characters deleted in haste can be recovered by the account holder? Or is it truly a punishment for having done something from which there is no recovery?