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More Character Slots?

Emberfoot.6847Emberfoot.6847 Member ✭✭
edited June 30, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Hey, I was wondering if we have had any word from ANet on whether we will ever get a slot cap increase. I have been at cap since PoF launched, have mapped every single character, and want to do more. Thing is, my alt acct sucks because it doesn't have all the QoL purchases and skins unlocked. Any ideas if/when we will be able to? Thanks :)

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  • Roamer.3259Roamer.3259 Member ✭✭
    edited June 30, 2019

    You've hit the 69 character slot cap?

  • @Roamer.3259 said:
    An account can have up to 69 character slots, unless you've hit that cap already.

    Yea I have mapped 71, My cap is 70.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Delete a character and start over?

  • Emberfoot.6847Emberfoot.6847 Member ✭✭
    edited July 1, 2019

    @Linken.6345 said:
    Delete a character and start over?

    I have considered this, but by the time I finish the world on them I get really attached lol. May have to tho if ANet won't let us buy more :(
    Edit: just to add, my original plan was to map one of every race/profession/sex combo, so atm I am working on my alt acct, but as I said originally, without griffon, endless tools, skyscale, dismount skills, perma kits, and you name what else, it is way less fun.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭

    why in the world would you need so many character slots?! :hushed:

    i'd take you like an hour to relog every one of them, unless that's your plan, cycle through all of them to gather the same resource node non stop

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  • Emberfoot.6847Emberfoot.6847 Member ✭✭
    edited July 1, 2019

    Mainly I love to fashion on them, they are all totally individual and I love them all, but also mapping/story/resources. For example, when dragonfall launched I camped an alt at every bridge for easy cheev, and mapped it on about 50 for currency.

  • Lamont.5973Lamont.5973 Member ✭✭

    Sigh, I too have hit the 70 mark. I would like 2 more so I can have an even number of each profession.

  • I am only one slot away from max. I wonder how many people who started at launch are maxed or nearly maxed. I did not buy my slots all at once. One here, one there, oh a sale gimme...six almost seven years with 12 months per year is a long time. It adds up.

  • Luthan.5236Luthan.5236 Member ✭✭✭

    Why would people need soo many char slots? I mean 1 per class is enough. (I do it like that and plan to world complete on every char + I have them spread over the different races - 1-2 each race.) Even if you'd like to play all the versions of the normal main story 1 additional slot might genough to play and delete - for the racial options and the level 1 - 30 stuff.

    Maybe buying a 2nd account ... or they could increase the cost for more char slots - and offer them at double the price. ;) (Easy money .. when people need it that badly want want to pay.)

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  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Off topic, but I bet you really love it when they add more elite specs to increase variation in so many characters.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm no where near the cap myself (13 character slots so far) but IMO having made the cap 70 characters, which is far more than I think most people are ever likely to get, they may as well make it unlimited. I imagine relatively few accounts will reach the current cap - according to GW2Efficiency only 10% of accounts have 14 or more character slots and only 0.5% have more than 36 characters (and unlike a lot of stats I think GW2Efficiency is more likely to be biased in favour of people who have large numbers of characters, because they will find it's automatic tracking of things more useful). So it doesn't appear to be doing a lot to restrict the number of characters in the game as a whole and therefore demand on Anet's servers to store all that data. But it is frustrating for the minority who have reached the cap but still want more.

    If for some reason they can't or don't want to make it unlimited I think the cap should be raised to 90 - enough to have every race/gender/profession combination in the game.

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  • DeanBB.4268DeanBB.4268 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I am at 45 and have convinced myself to stop. The last two I made sure to create so that I have at least one birthday per month. I also have 7 alt accounts...for a total of 84 characters, I believe. But hey, one of them is a key runner!

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  • ZhouX.8742ZhouX.8742 Member ✭✭✭

    Some do it for legendary farming to re-sell as well so there's a profitable aspect of it too not just a cosmetic aspect.

  • Emberfoot.6847Emberfoot.6847 Member ✭✭
    edited July 1, 2019

    As everyone has summed up really, I understand it is quite a niche request, but a cap increase to 90+ would generate income for Anet for very little expenditure, so as far as I can see, winwin.

  • Mewcifer.5198Mewcifer.5198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It's not the first time I have seen this request. I don't really see any downsides to it. But I don't know the coding behind it so I don't know if there is an hidden difficulty or issue that may arise from trying to increase the limit.

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  • TheGrimm.5624TheGrimm.5624 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Not there, but agree, see no reason not to have the cap increased if people would find enjoyment in it.

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  • Doghouse.1562Doghouse.1562 Member ✭✭

    @Luthan.5236 said:
    Why would people need soo many char slots? I mean 1 per class is enough. (I do it like that and plan to world complete on every char + I have them spread over the different races - 1-2 each race.) Even if you'd like to play all the versions of the normal main story 1 additional slot might genough to play and delete - for the racial options and the level 1 - 30 stuff.

    Maybe buying a 2nd account ... or they could increase the cost for more char slots - and offer them at double the price. ;) (Easy money .. when people need it that badly want want to pay.)

    You could ask, why would anyone need to play GW2 at all? Bottom line, we all play different ways and get different things out of the game.

    Personally, I'm mostly PvE. I don't raid, don't PvP, don't do much WvW, rarely do Fractals. I still manage to keep busy. And I find levelling a new character makes for a change of pace from, e.g., grinding this zone or that. After which, it's safe to say that I'm not going to casually delete a character that I've spent hours developing. Plus there are times when being able to endlessly log in new characters makes acquiring resources or currency significantly easier (and I'm doing it over two accounts, multiboxing, which I heartily recommend if your machine will cope - being able to party up to help yourself out can be really useful). And if I want to leave an alt or two parked in "useful" places, I can. Result - I'm (only) at 49 characters so far. But then again, that includes one of each race/profession combo, and I'm working on adding gender into the mix, simply because it's there...

  • Luthan.5236Luthan.5236 Member ✭✭✭

    I understand completely that each race + sex makes sense for the different armors. (Looking different on each race I guess.) Maybe even the class if you want to play each class and have all the different looks available. I was just wondering if it isn't a lot of work though to play all those chars. But I mean ... if you have the money for the slots and maybe play only some of those chars regularly (and the other ones only every now and then) ... and relogging is fast with a strong machine - totally makes sense. Why not.

    Just a bit hard to understand why people to such a think. (I am already busy with tons of other stuff still to do.) But everyone can do what thety want and I'm not even against more slots - when ArenaNet can earn more money to keep the game alive that way.

    I acutally try all the jumping puzzles and I guess there are even people that don't try those. (And probably a lot of new players directly buying the expansions and never experiencing jumping puzzles without a mount/gliding.)

    So it's totally okay. Personally for most people I think 1 of each class is enough though. (And already a lot ... surely there are people that don't even have one of each class.) Main gameplay mainly based on the class. And as long as you don't care too much about visuals/armor skins (but I guess that's exactly what the people that want tons of chars do) that is enough even to "park" some chars in good harvesting spots.

    (I guess there are even people farming for every legandery and the ones that can be equipped twice - main + offhand they'll get 2 times.)

  • Edge.8724Edge.8724 Member ✭✭✭

    Haha, although I find it a bit funny to see some people having that many characters, I am also a bit surprised to know that there is a cap.

    Why is there a cap though? I can't see any reason at all They should either increase the cap or make it unlimited.

  • OStork.9534OStork.9534 Member ✭✭

    Increasing the cap sounds reasonable!

    Honestly though, I wish they’d make managing multiple characters less stressful before anything.

    • Give us smaller icons of the characters’ face and show their full body on hover so that you can fit most of them on one page.
    • Sell us an inventory manager so that I can see what my toon has and move their junk around without reactivating their soul + loading screens.
    • Let us pin our favorites at the top of the list so that they don’t keep cycling down as I hunt for that one exotic I’ve been saving and maybe even allow us to group them up by type/organize them!

    I only have like 8 characters so far but I do love creating alts. Finally geared up my 2nd Ele that I’ve abandoned forever (got caught up making “FFIX’s Vivi” staff ele instead) when I got the dragon bash helmet (Spell Knight vibes!) and I still have a warrior to make - most likely Cantha themed. Also need a Charr something at least (Future alchemist engineer spec?)

  • Hybarf Tics.2048Hybarf Tics.2048 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 3, 2019

    @TheQuickFox.3826 said:
    It is safe to assume that any player with 71 character slots filled and willing to pay for more is not keen on deleting characters. ;)

    Or having a life for that matter.
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  • @Hybarf Tics.2048 said:

    @TheQuickFox.3826 said:
    It is safe to assume that any player with 71 character slots filled and willing to pay for more is not keen on deleting characters. ;)

    Or having a life for that matter.
    Wake people this ain't Tron you can't live inside GW 2.
    Sorry Anet for waking up your fans and getting them out of the Matrix.
    Yes, yes, I have 9 Characters, so what's your point? :o

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  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    And I thought I had a lot of characters at 24 😶. I do not see an issue with Anet increasing the cap though. In no way this should be a server old issue. Very few people should be remotely close to the cap.

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