The Daily Grind: How many ‘mains’ can you juggle in MMOs?


I’ve been thinking about the concept of alts and mains a bit lately, inspired by Guild Wars 2. I’ve got 10 characters there, and one slot yet to be rolled. But the reality is I don’t play most of them. I mean, I played them all to 80 and got their set with builds and gear, but six of those characters really just never get played.

I’d assume it’s down to the types of characters that appeal to me. I main a Berserker, followed by a Ranger, Holosmith, and Daredevil. If I’m honest, I don’t really give all four of those main cast toons the attention they deserve either. But I do consider them “mains” and not alts. And three or four turns out to be the most I can juggle without losing the plot. That was my situation back when I played World of Warcraft too. I mained a Shaman, followed by a Warrior and Hunter, but my fourth toon, my Priest? She seldom got played. And my other toons fell off even more.

How many “mains” can you juggle in MMOs?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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