Not dwarves.

The Daily Grind: What gets you to start a new character in an MMO?

I like making alts. It's just a thing I do. But before I'm going to make a new alt, I have to have something...

The Daily Grind: On a scale of 1 to 10, how bad an MMO altoholic are you?

Alts. They're an unavoidable part of the fabric of MMOs, especially considering how these games are designed to make you want to keep going...
Why don't you trust us?

Massively Overthinking: How do alts fit into MMORPGs in 2022?

Last weekend, my play group took a second batch of Guild Wars 2 alts to Cantha, and we found ourselves a bit grumbly about...

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...

The Daily Grind: Do you roll MMO alts that you never actually level?

Roger at Contains Moderate Peril penned a fun piece a while back about the lost alts - the alts that get left behind, the...

The Daily Grind: What’s your primary reason for alting in MMORPGs?

Last weekend, I fell back into City of Heroes rogue servers as I do now every few months, and instead of making a beeline...
It only became real very recently.

World of Warcraft Classic will allow up to 50 characters, regardless of your existing character count

Imagine for a moment that you have 50 max-level characters in World of Warcraft right now. However, you also need to have 50 alts in World of...
Now, this is important to state: I would also like more robots.

The Daily Grind: How many alts do you usually have in an MMO?

I have said before when discussing City of Heroes that it was not a game that really supported alts terribly well. There are a...
Ice cold.

Wisdom of Nym: Looking at alts in Final Fantasy XIV

There is, really, no need to have a single alt in Final Fantasy XIV. This makes it a point of open curiosity for me about...
This is the world we live in.

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs encourage or discourage alts?

There are a lot of similarities and parallels between the two games that occupy most of my playtime (Final Fantasy XIV and World of...
Play ALL the people.

WildStar makes plans to become more alt-friendly

Alternate characters can be important in MMOs. If you're playing a game that doesn't allow for swapping classes, it's a chance to try out...

Nexus Telegraph: How can WildStar be more alt-friendly?

With rare exception, creating multiple characters in MMOs is and has always been a standard practice for me. I can't play any single class...

Sword and Bored: Alt

Thanks to his friend Amilya, Mo has finally rolled up an alt -- but has he really?
Yes, sir. Infinite twinkies. The good kind, even.

Star Trek Online lays out Delta Recruitment rewards

Star Trek Online is launching into a big storyline soon, but like most storylines you would expect for a game that's been running for...