I'm one of those people that get bored with one side and then switch. I have a level 70 alliance paladin, a 62 alliance rogue, and 8 other alts ranging from level 50 to level 20 something. On another server, which I changed to when I got bored, I have a level 80 horde hunter, level 80 horde priest, and various level 40 to 20-something alts.Currently, I'm not playing much, and pondering switching back to the alliance for a change of scenery again. Though it'd have to be a new server... I like the newness of the zones, the excitement of getting a green item that is an upgrade, the limit of bag space... Basically, the challenges of being a non-twinked low level character. And yes, with the current mail system, twinkitis is something I suffer from... too easy to twink.
80 Night Elf Druid.80 Human Priest.73 Draenei Death Knigh.and 7 characters of all classes between the levels of 12 and 61.The funny part is that I had a Tauren Druid and Blood Elf priest that I raided with in TBC. Alot.
80 druid80 mage73 warlock73 paladin71 dk70 rogue70 priest70 alliance warrior70 horde warrior64 hunterCurrently working on a shaman, dinged 40 yesterday ;)Im beginning to see a pattern, maybe ill push them all to level 80 one day.
A single paladin, woot
I'm not that commited to most of my alts but most of them get played time to time. I only have the one 80 and 75 dk...after that there all below 60.I don't know about others but most of my alts are rolled either from wanting to do something I have seen a party member do or getting annoyed at a class specialty being used against me in PvP (mainly BGs). Its why I have a druid in amongst my list of alts because I got sick of having druids shape shift against me.I have a mate who has way to many alts. Pre lich king he had about 10+ 70s. The nice thing about the alt o holics is they usually know good places to quest and know quite a lot more than the average person starting a class.
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Funny you should write this blog now. I feel the exact same way, because I just rolled a paladin. I've always been on my rogue, doing endgame PvP and lots of HC's to get good gear etc. Also, cant neglect the fact that i spent way too much time on completing those stupid achievements. But now that i started playing a Pala (he's lvl 11 by now) and I can see how fun it is (the ability to heal yourself alone makes it a great experience when you're used to being a rogue), I'm kinda bothered by the idea that my rogue isn't going to be my main anymore, as I'm not really going to put any time in him. But as you say, it's probably a route we have to take, and make a choice: endgame or alts. I just haven't made my choice yet. I also think of it as positive going the 'alt way', because the way i see it, you get as much out of the game as possible. When starting an alt, it's almost as if you're playing a new game. The classes are so different, and mastering them takes alot of time. Where on the other hand, endgame can be very dull and repetitive; Raid, dailys, HC over and over. PvP isn't really offering much new and challenging contect either. But yeah, brilliant article and very relevant.
80 Priest80 Dk77 Hunter78 Warriorand planning a rogue as well^^
In order of creation:Combat Rogue - lvl 63 - was my only 60 until days before BC came out.Feral Druid - lvl 80 - turned 80 yesterday, was my only alt for the longest time, got stuck at 40-something and leveled to 70 around the middle of BC.Shadow Priest - lvl 73 - my 2nd lvl 60 and 1st lvl 70. Tired a bit of him.Ret Paladin - lvl 70 - first horde 70 - leveled 40-70 prot, went ret a bit to try out and has been left in the dust ever since.Blood Death Knight - lvl 73 - was about to quit, but someone said to check out the starting quests of the DK since they were ... awesome. Got hooked for a bit, but is left for now.In addition to that I have a lvl 20 something paladin which is now used as a storage char, a 39 mage (no twink, just stopped at 39), a lvl 30 shaman which was made to be a 29 twink, but then I wanted to try leveling her up, didn't get far to say the least.Not really defining myself with altitis, but I tire of any given char within a relatively short timespan. So I go to something else. Be it on another server or just another char. I'm also known to move chars between servers if there's a char I have on another server that I want to play on that one particular server right now...Edit: Oh yeah, and I think I've reached lvl 20-25 on three different warlocks and a couple of hunters. Pet classes really don't do it for me.
I have atm (spread on various servers and fractions):80 Paladin72 Hunter71 Rogue70 Death Knight70 Warlock70 Warrior66 Mage46 Shaman40 Druid31 Hunter22 Mage19 Priest17 Warlock15 Warrior14 Rogueand 3 bankcharsSo yea i have the Alt-disease too.
My characters so far: 80 Rogue72 Death Knight61 Death Knight39 Hunter34 WarlockAnd I think I have a problem with me, lol. You guys can't stop making alts... I can't get the nerve to actually make them. It's just.... I have so many low-levels (or have had them), that leveling from 1 - 20ish just gets repetetive. I've done all those areas before, and I like new content.
Crit Happenz Guild all the charcters are mine - missing a warrior though :P
I really appreciate the feedback! I figured I might find some alt-sympathizers here...Alreadytaken, I specifically wanted to take a moment to reply to your comment, as I too started on the rogue and kept him as my "main" - I've always claimed that he is, even when he's been gathering dust. But you raise an interesting point regarding achievements. Unless they're something I complete as part of the general achievements on my other characters, it is my rogue and my rogue alone who will be earning all of the "other" or "extra" ones. As much as I love the alts I play and also as much as I enjoy the achievements, I can't see myself doing them all on all my characters. I think I'd forget what the sun looks like.But hey, don't let me stop anyone else from going for that; you're more driven than I am!
On my main server I have ...80 Night Elf SV Hunter80 Dranei Resto Shaman80 Dranei Fury Warrior58 Human Blood Death Knight51 Human Ret Paladin29 Gnome Frost Mage20 Dwarf Shadow Priest14 Tauren Feral Druid14 Undead Affliction Warlock10 Gnome RogueDoes not include several on other servers including35 Gnome Frost Mage34 Night Elf Feral Druid
Rogue (Combat) 80 (Original Main)Hunter (BM) 43Shaman (Resto) 80 (New Main)Paladin (Prot) 66Warlock (Affliction) 80Mage (Fire) 43Druid (Balance) 56Warrior (Fury) 43Priest (Disc) 33Death Knight (Frost) 78.... yeah a lil to much into the game -.-" and only been playing one year and 3 monthsand that is in order of when they were made
I get kind of bored sometimes, so I have a lot of characters:
I started playing about a month before TBC... my wife and I started night elves on a PVP server, but wanted to play draenai once TBc was released. So we dropped our mid twenties Nelfs and started new toons. Those got to the low 50s before we stopped playing them, a combination of not playing the game much and getting tired of getting ganked all of the time.We stopped playing all together with several characters on the PVP server, other than the 50 I had several that were in the teens and twenties.Then later I started playing again and now have a 46 human pally, a 30 human warlock, and on a different server (now all PVE) I have a 28 belf hunter, a 20 undead priest, a 17 orc warrior, among many others.My main point is, I have been playing (chronologically) since dec 2006… and have tons of play time… but have never been higher than 52… I have NOT seen outland and I can’t get to any Wrath content…But I’m ok with that. I enjoy leveling and I enjoy the old world. My current goal that I’m actually making good headway on, is to level my human pally at least to 55 and get wotlk to try the DK. Their starting area sounds pretty awesome and I want to experience that.However, I still get tired of the same toon, so I also started an undead mage to play with while I let my pally rest. Anyone been around the game for years and never see any form of end game? :)
A single paladin, woot/cheer80 rogue~55lvl pala (guild lacks tanks)why the heck u guys roll so many toons? There is no way you can play them all good, and it is soooo time consuming too.
why the heck u guys roll so many toons? There is no way you can play them all good, and it is soooo time consuming too.I feel like i play my pally pretty well... the warlock, ok, others I could probably use some practice.I think for me i just like switching play styles often. The cool thing about wow to me is the tons of possibilities. The game is so different when you are a ret pally vs if you are a hunter or a mage. being able to see all of those different areas is appealing, too.I think mostly it is just about feeling like i'm getting somewhere. There will usually come a time when i feel stuck at a certain level or something and just feel like playing something else.Also, it doesn't help that i more or less favor playing alliance (no specific reason, most likely just cause i'm more familiar with their zones and cities), but my brother in law who i like to play with plays horde, so i end up bouncing back and forth with that too. ha
Hehe I can safely say I know where you are all coming from, for me my motivation is simply that I like to experience all the classes first hand. I do have a main (my warrior) and he will always be my main but the lure of other classes is sometimes just too much! I also find that if I have played a class I have more ways to beat them in PvP situations since I have a pretty good idea of what abilities they have.My list of characters:80 Warrior (Main)80 Paladin80 Death Knight80 Rogue78 Warlock75 Hunter74 Mage70 Shaman70 Druid And my most recent addition, a level 10 Priest....My dream is to have 10 level 80s :D