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# 1 Switching characters
05-07-2012, 06:58 PM
Is Cryptic going to ever make it possible to switch characters without having to log all the way out and log back in? Like hitting a Function key to switch to a different character?
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# 2
05-07-2012, 07:52 PM
Its been asked for several times over. Heck even the EP doesn't like it. It has something to do with security, or so we're told. which don't mind me if that causes me to snicker.....
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# 3
05-07-2012, 08:54 PM
Everquest and Everquest 2 have the /camp command to tell the game to log out. If you want to log to another character, you type /camp *character name*.

It's not hard to put those commands into this game..
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# 4
05-07-2012, 11:14 PM
Or just having that as a command in the pop-up menu that gives you the option to exit, log out, etc.
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# 5 GW
05-08-2012, 05:47 AM
I just think that it would be cool if it was like GW... Once you log in, your in. If you want to switch characters, you hit F12 and it takes you back to your character screen and you choose another character.
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# 6
05-08-2012, 06:10 AM
I've played several MMOs where logging one character out just takes you to the character selection screen, and I've never felt less secure than in STO. We already log in at the launcher and that's enough.

Since the automatic logout is now after 60 minutes idle instead of only 5 minutes, the "security" argument is getting even older. I bet that most people don't play MMOs at Starbucks and leave their laptop unattended and unsecured for over 60 minutes at a time.
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