I used to think I had a sickness, or at least a weakness, as I was constantly rerolling characters in MMOs. While friends were hitting the level cap and becoming all uber, I was puttering around with yet another alt in the starting zones.
Sometimes this was to try out different classes or perhaps because I simply didn’t like the race or look of my character. But over the years I’ve come to realize that one of my favorite parts of MMOs is starting out in them, and it makes sense to chase that feeling. I like taking a fresh character with nothing in his or her pockets and helping them grow into a formidable hero. I also enjoy the rapid progression of the early levels and the extra care that often goes into newbie zones.
Do you like starting over in MMOs? Do you have an embarrassing array of low-level characters as evidence of your weakness?