All new accounts created from 22nd October will be created as a 'Master Account'.
If you created any 'game accounts' before 22nd October, those accounts will need to be linked/attached to a master account. In addition, due to the account changes, there have been changes to the account rules as well to match this new system.
Master Account Migration Process
The Master Account system will now be implemented. It is important that every member of the server read this important announcement to make their transition smooth. There are now two types of accounts, "Master Accounts" and "Game Accounts". The Master Account is a type of account that allows you to manage up to three linked Game Accounts. Guild Game Accounts will be linked at a later date, so do not link these accounts at this time as they will count against your three Game Account limit and GM intervention is required to reverse these links. The following are a set of instructions you can follow to ensure you are linking accounts appropriately.
Step 1: Please visit https://oathro.com/?module=account&action=create to create a new Master Account. The account creation system is now set to create Master Accounts, not game accounts. You will only be able to log into your Master Account from the Control Panel splash page. Game Accounts can be managed once you are logged into the Master Account via the control panel.
Step 2: Once you have created a Master Account, please log into the game and find a Master Account Admin NPC. These NPCs have the Genie sprite and are located in Payon, Alberta, Morocc, Aldebaran, Prontera, and Geffen.
Once you have located this NPC, click on them and either select "Information" for more info about the process or select "Link to Master Account". The second option will allow you to link the Game Account you are currently logged in to with your Master Account. After selecting this option, insert your credentials about your Game Account and Master Account as prompted. Once you have completed this process, your Game Account is linked! Note that this process is irreversible. However, if you have any questions or are having trouble with the process, please contact our staff.
Note that only THREE game accounts may be linked to a Master Account and only one Master Account can be created per player.
Note that this NPC should be used promptly. After December 1, 2022, linking accounts must be done outside the game as any unlinked Game Accounts will be unable to login until they are linked to a Master Account. This process will need to be done through assistance of a GM, so it is best to link your account as soon as possible.
Migration NPCs are located at:
Payon (92, 159)
Prontera (150, 191)
Alde Baran (135, 122)
Morocc (152, 106)
Geffen (114, 70)
Alberta (116, 71)
Current Control Panel Controls
Logging into the control panel is now done through your Master Account. Once logged in to your Master Account, you can manage the login credentials and email of the Master Account. NEVER SHARE THE DETAILS OF YOUR MASTER ACCOUNT FOR ANY REASON. DOING SO MAY RESULT IN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS DETECTING OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN ONE MASTER ACCOUNT WHICH CAN LEAD TO SUSPENSION.
Once logged into your Master Account, you will also be able to manage the credentials of linked Game Accounts. In the future, more features will be added for loaning accounts. It is highly advisable not to share any details of your Game Accounts. Once live, the loaning system will provide minimal security, and while not advisable to ever share your account details, will provide you an option to give access to a Game Account without having to share its actual password.
Other Planned Features
We are in the process of adding more features. Once a large majority of people have linked their account, we plan to implement a Master Account storage system. This will be accessible by any of your linked accounts and will act as a shared pool of storage so you can easily transfer items among all your accounts and characters. Personal storage will still exist. Please note if a player is logged in using loaned account credentials, they will not be able to access Master Account storage for the protection of the owner of the Game Account.
We also plan to implement the loaning system, which will allow players to loan out their account to another person. While this is not advisable, we do note that people currently loan out their accounts. Please note that any rules broken while loaning out your Game Account will STILL be enforced at the Master Account level without exception. It is your responsibility to choose who to loan out your account to and you take personal risk in losing your account if rule infractions occur.
Account Rules - Updated
Each individual player may create one Master Account (“Master Account”) using a non-temporary email address. This email address should come from a well-known domain that can be easily accessed by the player for purposes of using automated services such as password changes. Any player who intentionally creates more than one Master Account will have subsequent Master Accounts deleted and are subject to additional punishment if the additional Master Accounts were used for nefarious purposes. Those who have had their Master Account banned may create a new Master Account with the hope that all rules will be followed thereafter.
A game account (“Game Account”) is one which a player uses to physically access OathRO. Three game accounts may be linked to a Master Account. Game Accounts not linked to a valid Master Account will be unable to connect to the server after December 1, 2022. A player may still autovend on the three accounts (these are passive connections), but can only have one active connection to the game server (this is a connection where the player is physically playing the game). In the event a player wishes to delete or unlink a Game Account, a server administrator will need to be petitioned. If the petition is granted, the prior Game Account will be unlinked (and unplayable) and a new Game Account can be made to take its place.
Guild Game Account
A guild leader may create one additional account (“Guild Game Account”) that can be used by the guild for purposes of guild management, Blacksmith crafting, and Alchemist brewing. This Guild Game Account will act as a special game account that does not count against the allotted three active game accounts. However, the guild leader is responsible for managing this Guild Game Account and any actions brought against the account may lead to its banishment or permanent suspension. In the case the account is suspended, the guild leader may opt to completely delete that account and recreate a new Guild Game Account with no characters or stored items.