If you overhaul jump mechanics and freighters it might be possible to get away with no alts. You’d still have a massive problem with SP or PI farms. Not sure with VM and VPNs you’d be able to limit anything at this point.
While returning to the ancient good old days of one pilot per player it is unlikely that alts (second and third character on same account) will have any effect if removed. Will merely encourage more alpha accounts or increase the cost of plexing and drive people away.
Must provide government ID to bind to account, easy. Get caught and both human beings banned, not just their easy to make email. Bots will run out of friends to borrow cards from and forging government ID is very illegal not just against an internet game EULA.
Reason most of my friends don’t want to play is because there’s no real reason to not have two battleships(example obviously) at the same time or three or four or so on and whoever does is better than you. I think if this game was one account it would be much more popular and much less botting would happen.
If you think I’m giving any game developer my ID, social security number, or anything else, you’re absolutely friggin’ nuts. Banks can’t even keep your details safe, you think I trust any of these frequently hacked clowns that run mmos with it?
In your dreams. The rest of the world isn’t Korea ( the only country I know that makes you link personal ID to game accounts ).
If by “fix” you mean “end”, sure. Think about it: If you don’t force players to identify themselves upon registration, this could not be enforced. So, as you say, you would need to show your gorernment ID. How willing do you think would a clueless but interested new player be to register for an online game that demands their ID card right away? And how long do you think verification would take for those countries that don’t have online ID services, or people that have an old ID card that doesn’t support online identification yet? Do you think players would be willing to wait that long?
And what about the current players, many of which have multiple accounts? Do you think they would just take the loss and keep playing? Because I think most of them would just quit.
So, you’d be left with a severely decimated playerbase and reduced influx of new players all of a sudden. How exactly is that supposed to fix anything?
This ID thingy certainly would see me leave the game, it’s a game with only digital value, while some amusement can be had it is not worth giving up so much privacy in exchange for something that is virtual.
You are not allowed to use a 1 input macro to control more than 1 ship in EvE. So therefore all ship controls are controlled individually. Yes they have more ships but they have much more to control. At least this way alts are not as powerful as they could be.
However you could argue EvE’s fleet warp mechanic violates its own tos.