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12-17-2009 @ 8:55AM
I know a lot of people who feel chained to their main because of everything they've earned on that character over time. Achievements, mounts, vanity pets, etc. are all things you lose when you change mains. If it's all the same person behind the keyboard, I don't see what the big deal is that's preventing these things from being shared across an account.Only in WoW do you have achievements tied to a specific character rather than your greater account. Xbox Live, PSN, and Steam all link your achievements to your account. While playing Borderlands, I don't suddenly lose all my achievements if I switch from playing Brick to Lilith.Mounts and vanity pets are just like achievements. These are things that people collect that don't have any barring on combat. These tabs should be shared across the entire account. People who ran the 45-minute ZA bear run should have the bear for every character they have. People who farm a Razzashi Hatchling should be able to have that for all their toons. These things are either too big of a pain to farm twice or are now impossible to get.Also, why couldn't the currency tab be shared? If I have several hundred extra triumph emblems, why can't I deck out an alt? At this point the only use I have for emblems is to turn them into gems and sell them. It would be a ton of fun instead to use them to gear an alt, and if I wanted to change my main it would make for the perfect springboard. I've always wanted to try out tanking, but there's no way I'm going to bother starting from the bottom in quest greens and blues at this point in the expansion.It's all about cutting that chain to your main and encouraging rolling alts. I have too much invested in my main to start over. That's really unfortunate too when one of the biggest draws of the next expansion is a new leveling experience with two new races. I'm sure that content is going to be awesome, but it seems pointless with how tied I am to my main.
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