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Need help with multiple Oculus accounts/hardware and FB requirement

VRMageddon-1
Level 8
So I have an issue I hope someone can help with.  I have contacted Support and they have been very patient and tried to help me but don't have an answer.  So here's the deal!

I have multiple Oculus devices
I have multiple Oculus accounts
I use them for entertainment and such, multi-player usage
In order to do multi-player you have to have multiple accounts since you can't do multi-player running 2 instances of the same software using the same account
I have purchased multiple copies of the multi-player software (1 for each account)

Ok so far, no issues, I have multiple accounts, have paid for multiple versions of the software...

BUT

with the new Facebook connections and Oculus 2, you have to merge your Oculus account with your Facebook account
You cannot link 2 Oculus accounts to the same Facebook account
You cannot have multiple Facebook accounts (without risking issues with Facebook deleting accounts)

and therein lies my quandary

How do I legally have multiple Oculus accounts set up on multiple devices without running afoul of Facebook?

I'm not trying to "beat" anybody, as I said I own the equipment, own the accounts, own multiple copies of the software... what do I do?

I do not want to tie my accounts and equipment to someone else's Facebook account where I can't log in without their passwords.  I just want to be able to use multiple accounts and hardware/software for parties and family get togethers and friends and such.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

PS and thank you to the Oculus support team who tried to come up with an answer but didn't have one for me.
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synchromesh62
Level 8


PS and thank you to the Oculus support team who tried to come up with an answer but didn't have one for me.


Wow if they cant help or have a solution your pretty screwed. 

VRMageddon-1
Level 8
I didn't even get dinner

VRMageddon-1
Level 8
Anyone?

Nunyabinez
Level 8
I currently have a second Facebook account for my second headset. I also speak Chinese and so I used my Chinese name on the second account and otherwise, all information is real. I have added just a few friends so that it has some minimal activity.

So far, it is working. I'm using this approach assuming that a class action suit will be brought when enough people have their headsets disabled and their purchases put in purgatory because of this policy. There is no way that it will stand once it gets into court.

Facebook seems to be somewhat capricious when it comes to bans, and there isn't a good appeals process. It's one thing to say that a company blocked you from using its free service and another when they sold you goods and then prevented you from being able to use them.

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VRMageddon-1
Level 8


I currently have a second Facebook account for my second headset. I also speak Chinese and so I used my Chinese name on the second account and otherwise, all information is real. I have added just a few friends so that it has some minimal activity.

So far, it is working. I'm using this approach assuming that a class action suit will be brought when enough people have their headsets disabled and their purchases put in purgatory because of this policy. There is no way that it will stand once it gets into court.

Facebook seems to be somewhat capricious when it comes to bans, and there isn't a good appeals process. It's one thing to say that a company blocked you from using its free service and another when they sold you goods and then prevented you from being able to use them.



I just wonder if there can't be a simpler way wherein you could tie multiple accounts to the same Facebook account.  I have to assume the technology is there.  If enough people have this issue I'm sure there is a simple solution, I would just like to find one that doesn't involve litigation or a disabled headset/account!