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8-18-2008 @ 6:43PM
This question is very near and dear to my heart, and I think it depends largely on how you play.If you are the type who focuses on one toon, then you definitely have a main and alts. And if you are raiding on an alt that doesn't play very often, that alt should probably bow out on loot to those toons who do play regularly.On the other hand, if you are like me, you have multiple mains. I have five seventies and am working on the next two, and I play all of them pretty regularly. The 70s are all about evenly geared (KZ/ZA/TK/SSC gear), and it's really impossible for me to pinpoint one as more special than all the others. In a situation like this, I think all of the 70s should be considered 'mains' and given the same loot rules and regulations as any single main in the guild, especially if the guild is still progressing through the instances to which the mains are evenly geared.In my own case, I've been punished in my guild because I do not pinpoint a single toon as a main, so despite the fact that I have decently geared healers, tanks, and DPS -- in other words, I'm flexible enough that I can fill up any missing slots in any raid -- I seldom raid because of the issues with mains and alts. I just don't see why people who are trying to make themselves as useful in as many roles as they can should be punished for that.
8-18-2008 @ 5:17PM
Because in terms of progression you're hurting the guild by distributing all of the loot onto one account. It's more useful and fair to spread the love to multiple players.
8-18-2008 @ 5:28PM
You are gimping your guilds overall progression by playing that many different characters. Choose one to raid with, specialize in it, gear it and for god sakes allow other people to get some gear.....Its a point of fact that ANYONE who plays that many toons can't play a single one of them as good as someone can play there ONLY 70.
8-18-2008 @ 6:23PM
Because you can't log in and play them all at once in a raid. Just think about it. If you were the guild leader, would you rather gear 5 different players who can all raid together and help progression, or gear up one guy's 5 alts while the rest of the raid isn't progressing in terms of gear and as a result can't progress in terms of content? Take an entry level economics class if you ever get any time away from WoW.
8-18-2008 @ 6:14PM
@LaidanylI agree. I personally love to play my hunter. I love the interaction between my pet and me, and I love the ranged, figure out the best technique, yank the bad guy off my pet to get a bit of healing in techniques I have developed to get the greatest mileage out of the fun I have. However, now that I've gotten my first 70, I'm sitting here feeling like a gimped player, because ... Apparently, I'm a second class citizen as a Hunter. I'm not good enough to make a decent group partner. I want to gear my hunter, but I can't even figure out how to get honored with the keepers of time to get the armor they offer to hunters. I'm considering rolling a healer just to try to get help for my hunter.@phoulmouthConsider that not everyone is limited to only one 70 to be able to play. Me? I'm going to play on as few as possible, because I can't handle too many well. But not everyone is limited in this way, and your statement is NOT "a point of fact".
8-19-2008 @ 1:14AM
@Laidanyl -Smells like lootwhore to me. I also suspect your "evenly geared" toons aren't "evenly geared" to the rest of your guild. I'd also be willing to bet money that you don't play often or dedicated enough on any of those many toons to bother learning the raid instances from the vantage point of one role let alone 3 or 4.
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