Does it cost money to make a second Xbox Live gold account?

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#1 Posted by K0rN (775 posts) -

I want to join bombing runs with other people but at the same time I want to keep my main account private. I would like to create a second social account for things like bombing runs. Does anyone here know if you can create a second XBL gold without having to pay money for that one?
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#2 Posted by natetodamax (19462 posts) -
@K0rN said:
" I want to join bombing runs with other people but at the same time I want to keep my main account private. I would like to create a second social account for things like bombing runs. Does anyone here know if you can create a second XBL gold without having to pay money for that one? "
When you create a new account you are automatically entitled for 1 month Gold Subscription free of charge. So you won't have to pay for a second one (at least for the first month)
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#3 Posted by Emilio (3581 posts) -

You can make as many gamertags as you wish. 
BUT, if you want Xbox Live service for any of them, you have to get additional Live subscriptions for them. 

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#4 Posted by deactivated-57b1d7d14d4a5 (2945 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" @K0rN said:
" I want to join bombing runs with other people but at the same time I want to keep my main account private. I would like to create a second social account for things like bombing runs. Does anyone here know if you can create a second XBL gold without having to pay money for that one? "
When you create a new account you are automatically entitled for 1 month Gold Subscription free of charge. So you won't have to pay for a second one (at least for the first month) "
 
What's to stop someone from making a new account every month?
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#5 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -
@Bellum said:

" @natetodamax said:

" @K0rN said:
" I want to join bombing runs with other people but at the same time I want to keep my main account private. I would like to create a second social account for things like bombing runs. Does anyone here know if you can create a second XBL gold without having to pay money for that one? "
When you create a new account you are automatically entitled for 1 month Gold Subscription free of charge. So you won't have to pay for a second one (at least for the first month) "
 What's to stop someone from making a new account every month? "
You can only do it 3 times max.  Then the 1 month Gold bonus doesn't work for new accounts any longer and they just start with Silver.
 
I should know; I've done it.
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#6 Posted by K0rN (775 posts) -

Well that sucks that I have to pay more money for more accounts when I am already paying a subscription.
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#7 Posted by deactivated-57b1d7d14d4a5 (2945 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @Bellum said:

" @natetodamax said:

" @K0rN said:
" I want to join bombing runs with other people but at the same time I want to keep my main account private. I would like to create a second social account for things like bombing runs. Does anyone here know if you can create a second XBL gold without having to pay money for that one? "
When you create a new account you are automatically entitled for 1 month Gold Subscription free of charge. So you won't have to pay for a second one (at least for the first month) "
 What's to stop someone from making a new account every month? "
You can only do it 3 times max.  Then the 1 month Gold bonus doesn't work for new accounts any longer and they just start with Silver.  I should know; I've done it. "
 
Well damn.
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#8 Posted by Rayfield (2274 posts) -
@K0rN said:
"Well that sucks that I have to pay more money for more accounts when I am already paying a subscription. "

Dude if you didn't have to pay, every racist, homophobic asshole on Xbox Live would have hundreds of accounts and the whole multiplayer concept would be rendered unusable.
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#9 Posted by Suicidal_SNiper (951 posts) -
@Rayfield said:
" @K0rN said:
"Well that sucks that I have to pay more money for more accounts when I am already paying a subscription. "
Dude if you didn't have to pay, every racist, homophobic asshole on Xbox Live would have hundreds of accounts and the whole multiplayer concept would be rendered unusable. "
What stops this from happening on the Playstation Network?
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#10 Posted by Rayfield (2274 posts) -
@Suicidal_SNiper said:
" @Rayfield said:
" @K0rN said:
"Well that sucks that I have to pay more money for more accounts when I am already paying a subscription. "
Dude if you didn't have to pay, every racist, homophobic asshole on Xbox Live would have hundreds of accounts and the whole multiplayer concept would be rendered unusable. "
What stops this from happening on the Playstation Network? "

Hmm, touche.
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#11 Posted by Mmmslash (2227 posts) -
@Suicidal_SNiper:  Next to no one has a mic.
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#12 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -
@Suicidal_SNiper said:
" @Rayfield said:
" @K0rN said:
"Well that sucks that I have to pay more money for more accounts when I am already paying a subscription. "
Dude if you didn't have to pay, every racist, homophobic asshole on Xbox Live would have hundreds of accounts and the whole multiplayer concept would be rendered unusable. "
What stops this from happening on the Playstation Network? "
 
They don't have headsets. 
 
Boom. 
 
 
(Note: I am not part of this problem, I -got- mine)
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#13 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5726 posts) -
@Suicidal_SNiper: Headsets aren't standard. 
 
My time in HOME (before public voice chat was removed) was far worse than anything I ever experienced on Live the past 7+ years.
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#14 Posted by Sinatra (216 posts) -

You can have unlimited Gold Accounts as long as you pay for them all. 

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#15 Posted by Cynthesize (25 posts) -
@Vito_Raliffe: 

Ahhhhh, HOME! Me and a friend got a bit drunk one night at a sleepover and spent hours on there giggling. We made a tally: within two hours we'd been asked out 29 times. And that was BEFORE we put the avatar in a skirt. =]

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