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GIve us a "Return to character selection screen" button.

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Its HighNoon
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2016-12-29 21:13:10 UTC
How irritating is it to have to log out then back in, just to switch to an alt? You're right, its mildly irritating.

Please, please give us a Return to character selection screen button.
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#2 - 2016-12-29 21:19:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
I have to inform you, like many people before you, that its too much work for CCP to recode whole game to facilitate that change.

Sorry, just EVE things.
Mara Pahrdi
The Order of Anoyia
#3 - 2016-12-29 21:31:27 UTC
Maybe one fine day... but not soon™.

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Amanda Creire-Geng
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2016-12-29 21:46:59 UTC
Nana Skalski wrote:
I have to inform you, like many people before you, that its too much work for CCP to recode whole game to facilitate that change.

Sorry, just EVE things.


Why recode the whole game? Wouldn't it just be a matter of getting the client to reset and send a new auth token for the same account?
Tavin Aikisen
Phoenix Naval Operations
Phoenix Naval Systems
#5 - 2016-12-29 21:50:41 UTC
And ditch the bloody launcher at the same time. Any important info can be on the character login screen like it used to be.

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Trasch Taranogas
State War Academy
Caldari State
#6 - 2016-12-29 21:50:53 UTC
Awesome!

Instaswitch between characters in upper left corner!

If you always stay ready you don't have to get ready.

Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#7 - 2016-12-29 21:53:56 UTC
Amanda Creire-Geng wrote:
Nana Skalski wrote:
I have to inform you, like many people before you, that its too much work for CCP to recode whole game to facilitate that change.

Sorry, just EVE things.


Why recode the whole game? Wouldn't it just be a matter of getting the client to reset and send a new auth token for the same account?

Ah, I dont know, That question would have to be answered by CCP. I only know they make it sound the way I wrote it.
Pix Severus
Empty You
#8 - 2016-12-29 22:26:29 UTC
Nana Skalski wrote:
Amanda Creire-Geng wrote:
Nana Skalski wrote:
I have to inform you, like many people before you, that its too much work for CCP to recode whole game to facilitate that change.

Sorry, just EVE things.


Why recode the whole game? Wouldn't it just be a matter of getting the client to reset and send a new auth token for the same account?

Ah, I dont know, That question would have to be answered by CCP. I only know they make it sound the way I wrote it.


I seem to recall a thread about this issue years ago where a dev said it would be too much work due to the way the game has been coded.

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DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#9 - 2016-12-29 23:12:23 UTC
been asked for years, devs have posted as stated already, that they need to do a recode of the client, and that the cost in dev time to do that, to save you 5 second sis not worth it. So atm, it snot happening. But you never know

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Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#10 - 2016-12-29 23:54:17 UTC
Memphis Baas
#11 - 2016-12-30 00:18:34 UTC
It's been asked repeatedly for the 13 years this game has been running. So imagine that the "no" answers are like a market chart, and draw your own conclusions of what the answers will be for, say, the next few years.
Lulu Lunette
Savage Moon Society
#12 - 2016-12-30 00:20:14 UTC
Just have one character?

@lunettelulu7

Jotunspor
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#13 - 2016-12-30 00:20:23 UTC
People spewing around the whole 'the game must be recoded' bullshit. Just like when they removed the music player. Phuqing priceless!

LOL!
Memphis Baas
#14 - 2016-12-30 00:43:03 UTC
Well, there are records of CCP Falcon outright lying to the player base in the past, so, I mean, we can dig up the direct dev quotes on this (other devs, not Falcon) but they can be lies. Unfortunately, we can only (re)spew what they say.
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#15 - 2016-12-30 01:02:02 UTC
Rain6637
Simulacra and Simulation
Dracarys.
#16 - 2016-12-30 01:53:15 UTC
press the stop button in the launcher. it becomes a play button. press that. you get character selection screen.
Matthias Ancaladron
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#17 - 2016-12-30 03:25:54 UTC
Tavin Aikisen wrote:
And ditch the bloody launcher at the same time. Any important info can be on the character login screen like it used to be.

Omg this. Just go back to client log in. Thats what I remember from apocrypha. Nice simple log in, no fuss.
ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
Infinite Pew
#18 - 2016-12-30 04:25:08 UTC  |  Edited by: ShahFluffers
Found what I posted awhile back on the subject.
https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6421363#post6421363


CCP Karkur wrote:
No. We would love to be able to do that, but that is not at all a "character selection screen" issue.
Once a connection has been made, both the server code and client code make a lot of assumptions that the characterID will not change, and it's very far from trivial to change that (otherwise we probably would have done that a long time ago)

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=295074#post3861255


Does this mean the DEVs will never do it? No. They are aware of it.
As far as anyone is aware, it is tangled up in the legacy code of the game. And the DEVs have stated in a CSM discussion (some time ago) that it would take "5 programmers 6 months of work to save players 10 seconds."

It will get done eventually as it is something they have wanted to do for awhile. But we will have to wait until they get around to re-writing that (and related) part of the code... which they are doing slowly, but surely.


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March rabbit
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2016-12-30 05:10:26 UTC  |  Edited by: March rabbit
...

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Abyss Azizora
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#20 - 2016-12-30 06:11:23 UTC
Nana Skalski wrote:
I have to inform you, like many people before you, that its too much work for CCP to recode whole game to facilitate that change.

Sorry, just EVE things.


Except for the fact it was already in the game, and they "re-coded" the game to remove it. So that logic doesn't apply here.
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