Recently I loaded back up Guild Wars 2 after a multi-year absence. While I still have a strong roster of decked-out level 80 characters who haven’t done a single expansion, I decided to ignore all of them in favor of starting up a new toon for a fresh look at the game.
I do this a lot — start over, I mean. It doesn’t always make sense, but I have a harder time reconnecting with old characters than new ones that I make on the spot. And besides, it’s exciting to go through that old journey, build up a character from weenie to warrior, and hopefully continue on to lands that I haven’t seen before.
What about you? When you head back to an MMORPG that you used to play, do you pick up your old characters where they left off… or do you start over?