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Who is the Oldest Active character?

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How do I go about finding the oldest active main character? I don't want alts, but main. I could care less about station dwellers as well. Eveboard is ok, but it doesn't show how old they actually are and doesn't suggest if they are mains or not.

I know Chribba is old, but is he the oldest active character?

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bo red
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Is there a way to distinguish main from alt? Isn’t that up to the whims of the person playing the account? I have two characters on my one account. I do consider one ‘main’ but it’s totally arbitrary. The other might be my main when he’s skilled enough.

breal d'nie
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Yeah, good call. I suppose as long as the alt is as active as the main, then there would be no difference. I know personally that my alt is only about 20% as active as my main.

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csm barret [ Editor ]

here is what i got for ya:

There is no direct way for you to tell whos the oldest or whos still active. character employment history works as a marker of date of birth for younger toons, like me. but no such info exists on the old toons bios till they joined their first player run corp and/or the employment history bug was fixed. So we'll have to look at it indirectly and come to some conclusions...

I'm told that all of the final beta toons were killed and players had to make new toons when the doors officially opened in may 03.

This is a link to a CCP dev blog by CCP Oveur from 04 on EVE's first 10s. It shows Dagny as the first toon created. Now, I'm unsure on any means to determine exact activity on a toon. however, Dagny was active enough to change corps in the summer of 2010. and, the toon shows killboard activity via battelclinic this summer. So, if CCP says Dagny was the first live toon then hes a good candidate to be the oldest active toon.

If Dagny isn't active any more another possibility is Wiziwig. Hes on the list and i know was around back in 09 trying to get his test server account reactivated. Hes still the CEO of a 5 man corp but i cant find any activity for the toon online since then to cite.

Still another possibility is Zeus. hes also mentions as one of the first ten toons that were still alive at the end of the first year of EVE. hes been with the corp Evolution forever and hes always been active. and he was active on the battleclinic killboards and on the EVE forums as recently as June 2010.

Of note, a similar question was posed on the EVE forums just a few weeks ago. therein are more first day/first month toons that seem very alive. The thread suggest that the user ID number in the API is indicative of the order that the toons were brought to life in the EVE servers. which makes sense.

ok, I'm done doing research on this subject. I hope something in here fits what you were looking for!

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csm barret
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as for age of toons in general…if you want a chuckle look up Salvador Sarpati. in game. (its Salvador Sarpati. with the period.) hes been with the Serpentis Corp since 1972.

breal d'nie
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Great answer, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for your efforts! On a side note, does CSM in your name mean that you are part of the CSM?

csm barret
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negative on the CSM. in my case its an abbreviation for the rank command sergeant major. my toon predates the CSM

csm barret
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Master Kuvakei is also a fun toon with a birth date in 1904

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