The Daily Grind: Has an alt ever become your main in an MMO?

Some people

Whether or not an MMO really is built to require or incentivize alts is immaterial: If you can make alts, some people will make them. And this includes me. I am absolutely “some people” in this context, no matter how little point there actually may be to having alts in a particular game. I will just alt it up with no regard for what I’m supposed to be doing. It’s a serious problem, I suppose. But sometimes you make an alt and you wind up… not actually having an alt after all because instead you have a new main.

For some players, it’s something that happens on occasion more or less by mistake, with maybe one or two cases wherein a fun alt winds up becoming far more important over time. For others it has happened on multiple occasions. Heck, for some players it’s something that happens and has happened so often that it’s not even really worth considering “mains” or “alts” any more, since any such definition is highly temporary to begin with. And for some people it might sound ridiculous at face value. So has an alt ever become your main in an MMO?

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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