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Legit Question: Why do you post with an alt?

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Inquisitor Kitchner
The Executives
#21 - 2012-11-01 13:42:59 UTC
HollyShocker 2inthestink wrote:

I post on an alt because my main has infiltrated a null corp.



So I assume after you burn out/get caught/whatever you'll post with your main?

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Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#22 - 2012-11-01 13:43:05 UTC
I don't.
Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#23 - 2012-11-01 13:43:38 UTC
HollyShocker 2inthestink wrote:
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Which corp did you infiltrate?
Cat Troll
Incorruptibles
Sugar. Affiliates
#24 - 2012-11-01 13:44:25 UTC
I don't.
Posting with an alt is pointless, if you **** someone off you're supposed to live with the consequences.
If I could do it, I would disable the abillity for alts to post.

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De'Veldrin
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#25 - 2012-11-01 13:51:36 UTC  |  Edited by: De'Veldrin
Riot Girl wrote:
HollyShocker 2inthestink wrote:
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Which corp did you infiltrate?


If he doesn't answer, I think it's safe to assume it was yours.

On the subject of the OP:

I don't post with alts. Dev here was my first character (and she's also my favorite, tbh). I do understand why some people do though - their (crappy) alliance may not like people posting on the forums, they may be trying to avoid wardecs from people they perceive as more powerful while still being able to express honest opinions, or they just want some anonymity from their in game exploits.

I expect if RL celebrities could use alts, they would, if only so there would be fewer photos of them doing stupid stuff in the news.

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Val'Dore
PlanetCorp InterStellar
#26 - 2012-11-01 13:55:45 UTC
I only post on alts when it is appropriate to do so, like for corp related business (I have 20+ corporations that do business in EvE), or character bazaar. That sort of thing.

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Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#27 - 2012-11-01 13:56:18 UTC
Oh god, now I'm paranoid. This is worse than AFK cloakers.
HollyShocker 2inthestink
State War Academy
Caldari State
#28 - 2012-11-01 13:57:13 UTC
Inquisitor Kitchner wrote:
HollyShocker 2inthestink wrote:

I post on an alt because my main has infiltrated a null corp.



So I assume after you burn out/get caught/whatever you'll post with your main?


LOL yes I plan to burn in a glorious fire. TBH though my main or the pilot I play the most is my spy. This has consumed alot of my time and I am not sure how long it will be before I can make my move. I dont want to jump to soon but I also dont want to misss the perfect chance.

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Lipbite
Express Hauler
#29 - 2012-11-01 13:59:36 UTC
Suddenly, thread turned into "not an alt" thread. So here goes my contribution:

<= not an alt
Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#30 - 2012-11-01 13:59:49 UTC
So which corp is it?
HollyShocker 2inthestink
State War Academy
Caldari State
#31 - 2012-11-01 14:00:16 UTC
Riot Girl wrote:
HollyShocker 2inthestink wrote:
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Which corp did you infiltrate?


LOL
Inquisitor Kitchner
The Executives
#32 - 2012-11-01 14:03:46 UTC
For the record I, too, am not an alt.

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Grumpymunky
Monkey Steals The Peach
#33 - 2012-11-01 14:07:31 UTC
Me! I'm an alt! I had to log out my main and log in the monkey just so I could be the coolest alt in the alt thread!
I mostly post with my main these days, but I'm never far away if the forum needs more monkeys! Big smile

Post with your monkey.

Thread locked due to lack of pants.

Inquisitor Kitchner
The Executives
#34 - 2012-11-01 14:11:07 UTC
Grumpymunky wrote:
Me! I'm an alt! I had to log out my main and log in the monkey just so I could be the coolest alt in the alt thread!
I mostly post with my main these days, but I'm never far away if the forum needs more monkeys! Big smile



IMO best reason to post with an alt

"If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared." - Niccolo Machiavelli

Shiroh Yatamii
Alexylva Paradox
#35 - 2012-11-01 14:18:10 UTC
I post with this character rather than my higher SP one because I have switched this one to being the main. I use the older character for FW (which hasn't been fun lately because it is the new Agricultural Revolution: farmers unite!) and this one to pirate. Again, since FW has just been crap lately this character has become my new main.

I do miss all the Level V skills though. Oh AWU V...
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C C P
C C P Alliance
#36 - 2012-11-01 14:24:23 UTC
Removed contentless posts from the thread. If you want to reply, make sure the reply actually has some sort of substance.

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Natasha Liao
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#37 - 2012-11-01 14:36:18 UTC
We probably need you to define whatever your narrow definition of *Main* and *Alt* are. Is it highest SP 'Toon? My highest SP ATM gets logged in about 10 min max to check some orders and clicky-clicky some Farmville. Haven't even un-docked him for weeks. Oldest 'Toon? My oldest 'Toon got tossed on the Bio heap back in the beginning of '08. He was from back in the old days when your profession assigned your initial SP's. Noob + Zero Knowledge == Biomass yourself Noaw Character. Big smile

Are we going with 'Most Fun to Play'? Then this one. Less than 1mil SP's, *really* miss having lots of lvl4 and 5 skills ( I feel your pain Shiroh ) and yet this is some of the most fun I've had in Eve for years. I wish RL wasn't cutting into the time I can sit and play Eve ATM. I heard frigs calling to be blown up ( most likely mine... ) and I need to be in them. P

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Perkone
Caldari State
#38 - 2012-11-01 14:38:29 UTC
Because I frequently write dumb things and don't want that to haunt me forever. Oops
Ravnik
Infinate Horizon
#39 - 2012-11-01 14:41:13 UTC
I post with my main. It can actually make life in game a little more interesting, as occasionally you might come across someone you have been chatting with on forums, or arguing with, for that matter! Can liven up local somewhat Cool

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Akrasjel Lanate
Lanate Industries
#40 - 2012-11-01 14:42:39 UTC
Inquisitor Kitchner wrote:


Just curious to see why there are people out there who post on here with a forum alt, as I genuinely don't know why you would want to hide who you are.

Does your alliance or corp not let you post on these forums? If so why are you with them?

Is it because you fear retribution (lol) for your opinions? Why do you think everyone dislikes your opinions?

Is it because you're a massive troll? If so, why are you Snot Shot/a GRRRR Goon?

This is a legit question, and definitely not a troll post or a rant.

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