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2-03-2010 @ 3:53PM
Just to clarify my comment, I agree having alts is a great way to see other classes, specs and rolls (tank, healer, dps) in the game. Playing those alts will bring knowledge to you as a gamer to play better on your main character. BUT, for that knowledge to really benefit you in a raid, where you and your character need to be at your best, you need to have a main character that you as a player focus on - i.e. keeping up with the latest theorycrafting for the particular class and spec combination of your main character. When I think of a true "alt-aholic" I think of a person who has a lot of characters in various degrees of leveling (even potentially lots of 80s), but none of those characters are that player's main character, and so all of the alt-aholic's characters are left behind in comparison to players who have a true main characterUsing Snuzzle's example, I would guess the main character is the rogue. He/She is using his alts to learn about other rolls in the game to make their rogue the best it can be. And if I had to guess, I would guess the websites and blogs that are most visited by that person pertain to rogues (maybe even sites that specialize in a certain spec: Assassin, Sub or Combat).My particular issue, from a raid-leader's stand point, involves alt-aholics who just level characters to level characters; they don't consider any one of their characters their main character and don't spend the extra time on any one of their characters to really maximize it's potential, and therefore none of their characters are raid-worthy.I have friends and guildmates who are like this. They're great for running heroics with, but none of their toons are able to handle a progression raid like ICC. Unfortunately for them, this is why they are left on the bench week after week.
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