Some people

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

Whether or not an MMO really is built to require or incentivize alts is immaterial: If you can make alts, some people will make...
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...
Ogre, without layers

The Daily Grind: How do you manage your alts in MMOs where you have several?

When Bjork sang "Army of Me," she was not talking about having large arsenal of MMO characters. This was for several reasons, not the...
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...
Space needed.

The Daily Grind: What limitations do you place on alts in an MMO?

It's really silly to have alts in Final Fantasy XI or Final Fantasy XIV. I do. I actually have several. The one saving grace I have...
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...
Light it up.

The Daily Grind: Who’s your oldest MMO character who still gets played?

My original two characters in World of Warcraft are no longer around; one of them was deleted and the other is never to be...
The Guitar Hero rush hit us all.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO for having an army of alts?

One of the things that makes me happy about World of Warcraft's next expansion is that cosmetics are becoming more unified. Unlock a plate...

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...
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...

Crowfall devs: ‘We see crafters as a full-time playstyle’

Crowfall's Kickstarter campaign has crossed the 12,000 backer mark and hit yet another stretch goal. This means that the team will be giving an All-Father...