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Anonymous
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September 6, 2005 5:05:18 PM

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My wife has recently started playing WoW. We have found out that
since her character and my character are on the same account we'll
never get a chance to play the game simultaneously. We need to get 2
accounts to avoid her levelling up a character that will ultimately
never get used.

At the moment we do not have 2 PCs but we'd like to get her characters
off to a good start in their own account. I would think we would be
able to login into the the separate accounts through the same
software, but how do you get this set up? At some point I need to get
the details of the second account set up so it can be logged onto. My
current installation doesn't give the option to create an account.
The manual and Blizzard website don't seem to mention this kind of
arrangement. I really don't want to have 2 separate installations on
the same PC, or is that necessary?

Gnuthulhu
Thunderhorn(US)
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Anonymous
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September 6, 2005 5:05:19 PM

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When you bought your copy of WoW, it came with a CD key. It's one CD key
per account. So you have to buy another one. OR

You can buy an accout off of Ebay. Just an account, mind you. Some people
try out WoW but didn't like it, so they just sell their account. It usually
goes for 30 or 40 bucks.

"AlphaWoolf" <alpha.woolf@yourcoatsbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:1k4rh1lnreehrr25n845hl6gpeum0n7q6d@4ax.com...
> My wife has recently started playing WoW. We have found out that
> since her character and my character are on the same account we'll
> never get a chance to play the game simultaneously. We need to get 2
> accounts to avoid her levelling up a character that will ultimately
> never get used.
>
> At the moment we do not have 2 PCs but we'd like to get her characters
> off to a good start in their own account. I would think we would be
> able to login into the the separate accounts through the same
> software, but how do you get this set up? At some point I need to get
> the details of the second account set up so it can be logged onto. My
> current installation doesn't give the option to create an account.
> The manual and Blizzard website don't seem to mention this kind of
> arrangement. I really don't want to have 2 separate installations on
> the same PC, or is that necessary?
>
> Gnuthulhu
> Thunderhorn(US)
> Remove your coat for email.
September 6, 2005 6:51:29 PM

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"AlphaWoolf" <alpha.woolf@yourcoatsbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:1k4rh1lnreehrr25n845hl6gpeum0n7q6d@4ax.com...
> My wife has recently started playing WoW. We have found out that
> since her character and my character are on the same account we'll
> never get a chance to play the game simultaneously. We need to get 2
> accounts to avoid her levelling up a character that will ultimately
> never get used.
>
> At the moment we do not have 2 PCs but we'd like to get her characters
> off to a good start in their own account. I would think we would be
> able to login into the the separate accounts through the same
> software, but how do you get this set up? At some point I need to get
> the details of the second account set up so it can be logged onto. My
> current installation doesn't give the option to create an account.
> The manual and Blizzard website don't seem to mention this kind of
> arrangement. I really don't want to have 2 separate installations on
> the same PC, or is that necessary?
>
> Gnuthulhu
> Thunderhorn(US)
> Remove your coat for email.

WoW is actually a client. That means whoever has an account could use your pc to
login and play a character in their accounts. Much like having a hotmail email
account, you could login to read your emails wherever there's an internet
connection.

To get an account you need a CD-key. Since you already have the client installed
all you need is a CD-key but I don't know if Blizzard allows you to buy just the
key without buying a set of WoW CDs. If you could buy only the key it will
definately save you some money.
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Anonymous
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September 6, 2005 7:17:19 PM

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AlphaWoolf wrote:
> My wife has recently started playing WoW. We have found out that
> since her character and my character are on the same account we'll
> never get a chance to play the game simultaneously. We need to get 2
> accounts to avoid her levelling up a character that will ultimately
> never get used.
>
> At the moment we do not have 2 PCs but we'd like to get her characters
> off to a good start in their own account. I would think we would be
> able to login into the the separate accounts through the same
> software, but how do you get this set up? At some point I need to get
> the details of the second account set up so it can be logged onto. My
> current installation doesn't give the option to create an account.
> The manual and Blizzard website don't seem to mention this kind of
> arrangement. I really don't want to have 2 separate installations on
> the same PC, or is that necessary?
>
> Gnuthulhu
> Thunderhorn(US)
> Remove your coat for email.


As I believe you need a SN in order to create an account, you need to
buy a new WoW box for the second account. Create the account, and then,
when one of you wants to login, just put your own account name and
password in the login screen.
Anonymous
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September 6, 2005 8:09:54 PM

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In <1k4rh1lnreehrr25n845hl6gpeum0n7q6d@4ax.com> AlphaWoolf <alpha.woolf@yourcoatsbcglobal.net> writes:

> At the moment we do not have 2 PCs but we'd like to get her characters
> off to a good start in their own account. I would think we would be
> able to login into the the separate accounts through the same
> software, but how do you get this set up?

You'll need to buy another copy of the game. You don't need to install
the software again, though; you only need the license key off the CD sleeve
to create a second account.

Once you have the new account set up, you can both use the same computer
to log in. The account is not tied to a particular computer.

--
John Gordon "It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese."
gordon@panix.com
Anonymous
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September 7, 2005 4:17:00 AM

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On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 16:09:54 +0000 (UTC), John Gordon
<gordon@panix.com> wrote:

>In <1k4rh1lnreehrr25n845hl6gpeum0n7q6d@4ax.com> AlphaWoolf <alpha.woolf@yourcoatsbcglobal.net> writes:
>
>> At the moment we do not have 2 PCs but we'd like to get her characters
>> off to a good start in their own account. I would think we would be
>> able to login into the the separate accounts through the same
>> software, but how do you get this set up?
>
>You'll need to buy another copy of the game. You don't need to install
>the software again, though; you only need the license key off the CD sleeve
>to create a second account.
>
>Once you have the new account set up, you can both use the same computer
>to log in. The account is not tied to a particular computer.

Thanks all. I knew I'd be buying another box, I was just unsure of
the particulars of setting up another account. I'l try the website to
set up another account with a key from the second box. Ijust wanted
to avoid having to install it again.

Gnuthulhu
Thunderhorn (US)

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