I dont think buying extra copies of the game works with Steam download. I would need to create a second faux steam account, DL the game under that account and then log on to Conan.
I am happy PAYING 30-40 bucks on a 2nd character slot on my private server but the solution needs to within the game license itself and not built on buying new games.
FUNCOM: Go the microtransaction route that Blizzard-Activision went with Warcraft services and implement this. I understand gaming companies are expensive to run, you need $$$ and this would be an easy ATM machine with tons of pent up demand right now. No affect on game balance, no whining hardcore people, if you dont want an extra character slot on a server, dont buy it. Easy.