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"post with your main!"... what defines a main and is that really what people want?

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Lady Ayeipsia
BlueWaffe
#1 - 2012-08-16 19:02:26 UTC
You see this all the time. People railing on others to post with their main character and not hide behind a forum or other alt. This brings several questions to mind and I am curious as to how others feel.

What defines your main? Do you view your main as your oldest character, the one you play most, the one you most associate yourself with?
I would think for some of the forum/eve celebrities this is obvious. But for myself, I may spend more time during the week hauling, pi, and doing indy tasks, but I would never consider my indy characters as my mains.

Do you view posting with your main as more hazardous or safe?
My main (this character) is meant for pvp, in a well known pvp corp (even if it is not viewed as the best or most legit, we are there for pvp), and doesn't exactly fly expensive toys or implants. Attacking this character would be far easier on myself than someone going after an indy alt. So really, posting on my alts would be more at risk.

Would you prefer to see all characters on an account by clicking the character's profile on the forum, or would that be a horrible idea?
I wouldn't care as my alts are seperate accounts all still training.

So what ate the rest of you thinking?
Charles Baker
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2012-08-16 19:06:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Charles Baker
Main shiptoasting, best shiptoasting

Dorrim just add the word to the filter instead of editing mah poasts!
Metalcali
#3 - 2012-08-16 19:07:36 UTC
I view a main as your character with the most amount of time put into it. Such as this is my main via skillpoints and what I've done with the character although I do spend time on my alt that is half the sp but more specified in skills.
Anslo
Scope Works
#4 - 2012-08-16 19:07:39 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
Charles Baker wrote:
Main shiptoasting, best shptpoasting


Here here.

[center]-_For the Proveldtariat_/-[/center]

ShiftyMcFly's Second Cousin
Doomheim
#5 - 2012-08-16 19:15:14 UTC
I think the idea is more important than who is posting it.

But, many who can't find a good argument against an idea want to be able to attack the speaker. Kind of hard to do when the speaker doesn't really have much of a history.

Asking someone to post with their main is simply the request of a lesser mind tbh.
Ajit Kumar Bhattacharya
DEEP-13
#6 - 2012-08-16 19:24:43 UTC
Metalcali wrote:
I view a main as your character with the most amount of time put into it. Such as this is my main via skillpoints and what I've done with the character although I do spend time on my alt that is half the sp but more specified in skills.

Using that criteria, my main is in an account that's been dormant for like 8 months.

Main to me means the character that you use the most in a particular active account. If you have several active accounts then the main is the one you use most out of the mains of all your active accounts.

“How Earth-like? 'Temperate and able to sustain life' Earth-like or 'completely overrun with self-absorbed assholes' Earth-like?”

Karl Hobb
Imperial Margarine
#7 - 2012-08-16 19:27:24 UTC
I tend to think the "post with your main" request means "post using a character you actually use in-game instead of some dumbass forum alt you created to troll GD."

A professional astro-bastard was not available so they sent me.

Lilianna Star
Vagrant Empress
#8 - 2012-08-16 19:27:36 UTC
Anonymity is a great weapon and shield.

Throwing it away is a terrible plan.
Metal Icarus
Wraithguard.
The Wraithguard.
#9 - 2012-08-16 19:28:31 UTC
Real men post with thier main, regardless of politics or otherwise. To me, it would be fun to see a posting history evolve with which corps and alliances the person associates himself with. And how their demeanor changes with affiliations.
Large Collidable Object
morons.
#10 - 2012-08-16 19:29:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Large Collidable Object
Lady Ayeipsia wrote:

What defines your main? Do you view your main as your oldest character, the one you play most, the one you most associate yourself with?


I would define a main as the character a person started eve and stuck around first with. I personally sold that character so I have multiple alts for different tasks and no main. Characters are just like ships I hop into (LCO is my posting barge).

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Do you view posting with your main as more hazardous or safe?


It's not a safety issue - but I want to post things with everyone being able to read up everything I ever posted when I apply to a corp with a character I actually use ingame. The internet never forgets, and whilst I stand behind every post I ever made on LCO, I often make sarcastic posts that could be easily misunderstood, slightly trollish posts to prove a point or sometimes post when I'm completely rat-arsed (gosh! Could you believe that?). I just prefer to keep these things separated.

Quote:
Would you prefer to see all characters on an account by clicking the character's profile on the forum, or would that be a horrible idea?
I wouldn't care as my alts are seperate accounts all still training.


I'd immediately start raging on the forums if anything like that would be announced, then biomass LCO a day before it gets implemented.
You know... [morons.](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gjOx65yD5A)
John Rando
Tax Evaders Un-Incorporated
#11 - 2012-08-16 19:30:26 UTC
I consider my main to be my very first eve character. Everything else is an "alt" regardless of playtime or SP.
Lilianna Star
Vagrant Empress
#12 - 2012-08-16 19:32:59 UTC
Metal Icarus wrote:
Real men post with thier main, regardless of politics or otherwise. To me, it would be fun to see a posting history evolve with which corps and alliances the person associates himself with. And how their demeanor changes with affiliations.


"Real men" go into lowsec with no modules.
Andski
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#13 - 2012-08-16 19:34:57 UTC
forum alts are for people who lack an opinion of value

Twitter: @EVEAndski

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths."    - Abrazzar

Josef Djugashvilis
#14 - 2012-08-16 19:35:42 UTC
I am but one part of a holy trinity - but my main is primus inter pares.

This is not a signature.

Josef Djugashvilis
#15 - 2012-08-16 19:36:19 UTC
Andski wrote:
forum alts are for people who lack an opinion of value


So you are an alt then?

This is not a signature.

Metal Icarus
Wraithguard.
The Wraithguard.
#16 - 2012-08-16 19:46:13 UTC
Lilianna Star wrote:
Metal Icarus wrote:
Real men post with thier main, regardless of politics or otherwise. To me, it would be fun to see a posting history evolve with which corps and alliances the person associates himself with. And how their demeanor changes with affiliations.


"Real men" go into lowsec with no modules.


bait frieghter, best frieghter
Large Collidable Object
morons.
#17 - 2012-08-16 19:46:44 UTC  |  Edited by: Large Collidable Object
Andski wrote:
forum alts are for people who lack an opinion of value



I disagree (well - of course I do - this is a posting alt main after all).

That statement holds some truth for NPC corp characters, although I never look at the name before reading a post, and even found them to make more valuable contributions than some forum regulars that are actually used ingame (I recently saw maternerdguy in space in a ship he must have trained for - lol).

The point is that I also like posting information on the forums on how I do things and tend to setup base somewhere. If I post the information about what I regulary do on the character I actually do stuff with, it's openly available to anyone capable of using a search engine which would be kinda like shooting my own foot.

But of course I lack an opinion of value, so you should just block me if you haven't already.

edit: also, I think I just got trolled *shrugs*
You know... [morons.](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gjOx65yD5A)
Kult Altol
The Safe Space
#18 - 2012-08-16 19:50:23 UTC
Lilianna Star wrote:
Metal Icarus wrote:
Real men post with thier main, regardless of politics or otherwise. To me, it would be fun to see a posting history evolve with which corps and alliances the person associates himself with. And how their demeanor changes with affiliations.


"Real men" go into lowsec with no modules.


REAL MEN HULL TANK!

[u]Can't wait untill when Eve online is Freemium.[/u] WiS only 10$, SP booster for one month 15$, DPS Boost 2$, EHP Boost 2$ Real money trading hub! Cosmeitic ship skins 15$ --> If you don't [u]pay **[/u]for a product, you ARE the [u]**product[/u].

Sara Palin's thighs
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2012-08-16 19:52:39 UTC
I like me.
ShiftyMcFly's Second Cousin
Doomheim
#20 - 2012-08-16 19:57:31 UTC
Kult Altol wrote:
Lilianna Star wrote:
Metal Icarus wrote:
Real men post with thier main, regardless of politics or otherwise. To me, it would be fun to see a posting history evolve with which corps and alliances the person associates himself with. And how their demeanor changes with affiliations.


"Real men" go into lowsec with no modules.


REAL MEN HULL TANK!


With no modules,...
In a Freighter.
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