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

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Josef Djugashvilis
#61 - 2012-08-17 07:01:44 UTC
Xen Solarus wrote:
I always post with my main. Those that don't, are cowards.


Why?

I post with an alt because my views are my own and could/may cause trouble for my corp.

Obvious and simple really.

I tend to read and judge a post by its content and never look for, nor care if it may have been posted by an alt.

This is not a signature.

George Costanza Jaypeg
Doomheim
#62 - 2012-08-17 07:06:37 UTC
It is just safer to shiptoast with your alt. You can say what you want without someone trying to get back at you for it for whatever reason
Inxentas Ultramar
Ultramar Independent Contracting
#63 - 2012-08-17 07:56:22 UTC
To me my "main" is simply the character I like best, the one with highest skill points that I use the most. The one character that I don't have a specific goal or job for. I always post on my main because I don't fart sensitive intel, and have a very "public" attitude in general. It's also convenient, because I don't really use alts much. I can understand why a null dweller would post on an alt. In my case it would be security overkill and it wouldn't help getting corporate exposure.
Merovee
Gorthaur Legion
Imperium Mordor
#64 - 2012-08-17 08:07:15 UTC
This is my main (1st toon), but my alt ended up with more SP & history. Wasn't till I got an 2nd acct. that started to skill him. All I wanted to do was skill my alt as a miner, but one skill lead to another. Roll

Empire, the next new world order.

Xen Solarus
Furious Destruction and Salvage
#65 - 2012-08-18 08:55:06 UTC
Josef Djugashvilis wrote:
Xen Solarus wrote:
I always post with my main. Those that don't, are cowards.


Why?


Generally what people post with their alts can be insulting, or directly attacking someone. They're scared to do that with their main because they know there's a chance the person they've insulted might come and find them in game!

Also i think your character, employment history, corp etc, can at the very least give you an idea about the level of experience and knowledge of the poster. Alts are just faceless unknowns. Sometimes i find it easier to just skip whatever they've posted. If they don't have the stones to post with their main, why should i bother to read their opinion?

Post with your main, like a BOSS!

And no, i don't live in highsec.  As if that would make your opinion any less wrong.  

Josef Djugashvilis
#66 - 2012-08-18 09:21:52 UTC
Xen Solarus wrote:
Josef Djugashvilis wrote:
Xen Solarus wrote:
I always post with my main. Those that don't, are cowards.


Why?


Generally what people post with their alts can be insulting, or directly attacking someone. They're scared to do that with their main because they know there's a chance the person they've insulted might come and find them in game!

Also i think your character, employment history, corp etc, can at the very least give you an idea about the level of experience and knowledge of the poster. Alts are just faceless unknowns. Sometimes i find it easier to just skip whatever they've posted. If they don't have the stones to post with their main, why should i bother to read their opinion?



No problem.

Don't want to read a post? then don't.

Eve is a sandbox, you are free to read, or not read whatever you wish.

This is not a signature.

Ashera Yune
Doomheim
#67 - 2012-08-18 09:53:15 UTC
You know they say:


The Internet is SRS BUSINESS

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth."

 Kahlil Gibran

Syler Puuntai
Nomadic Asylum
#68 - 2012-08-18 09:57:08 UTC
I would post with my "main", but his account is inactive. Regardless they share the same surname and is in the same corp.
Caucus Prime
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#69 - 2012-08-18 10:18:12 UTC
Kryss Darkdust wrote:
When I read the forums, I skip the posts of people who post with obvious Alts. Eve is real, use your real Eve character, else your opinion, story's and motivation are not to be trusted and your convictions completetly meaningless.


EVE is not real, its a game. Real EVE character what does that mean? An alt for hauling, an alt for mining, an alt for PVP, an alt for boosting, an alt to sell, double, sometimes triple what he is worth (when he can fly a T2 HML Tengu) Why should posting be any different?
Spectre80
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#70 - 2012-08-18 10:35:39 UTC
posting with alt is common because of the sociopathic nature of eve community. someone doesnt like your post and he can haunt you long time in game. thats one reason and second reason i can think is that alliance or corporation character is in prohibits any forum posting.
Kaahles
Jion Keanturi
#71 - 2012-08-18 11:14:51 UTC
Hrm.. let's see. I got 2 active characters on seperate accounts and post on the forums from time to time... do I use one of those characters...yeah sure (mostly the one that is logged into the forums at the time for whatever reason). Do I use one of my (cyno or whatever)alts? Nope. Why? I just don't see a point in it. If I feel like taking part in a discussion seriously I do so. If i feel like trolling somebody I do so. If somebody figures he wants to wardec/kill/do-whatever ingame to me because of it? Oh well look at all the fucks I give... don't see any? Exactly!
War Kitten
Panda McLegion
#72 - 2012-08-18 11:29:04 UTC
Xen Solarus wrote:
I always post with my main. Those that don't, are cowards.


People that espouse simple generalities are simpletons.

I don't judge people by their race, religion, color, size, age, gender, or ethnicity. I judge them by their grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation, clarity of expression, and logical consistency.

malcovas Henderson
THoF
#73 - 2012-08-18 11:59:31 UTC
Xen Solarus wrote:
Josef Djugashvilis wrote:
Xen Solarus wrote:
I always post with my main. Those that don't, are cowards.


Why?


Generally what people post with their alts can be insulting, or directly attacking someone. They're scared to do that with their main because they know there's a chance the person they've insulted might come and find them in game!

Also i think your character, employment history, corp etc, can at the very least give you an idea about the level of experience and knowledge of the poster. Alts are just faceless unknowns. Sometimes i find it easier to just skip whatever they've posted. If they don't have the stones to post with their main, why should i bother to read their opinion?



Posting on an Alt to back up your claims can also be a factor. I post on all my chars that are relevevent to the topic. WH is my main WH char. He can back up his claims of being in a WH. Null sec is my Null Main. He can back up his stance in those topics, and so forth.

For all intent and purposes, ALL my Alts are considered mains. I have recently got a new Char. He is 10 days old and in a NPC corp. He is training for a specific purpose. What I post on him, his input is considered IMo valid.


This Char is my general poster. He is definately my Main "poster".
Lin-Young Borovskova
Doomheim
#74 - 2012-08-18 13:19:07 UTC
This is my Eve O-forums main, so what's the fuss about?

brb

MatrixSkye Mk2
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#75 - 2012-08-18 13:23:48 UTC
Xen Solarus wrote:
Josef Djugashvilis wrote:
Xen Solarus wrote:
I always post with my main. Those that don't, are cowards.


Why?


Generally what people post with their alts can be insulting, or directly attacking someone. They're scared to do that with their main because they know there's a chance the person they've insulted might come and find them in game!

Also i think your character, employment history, corp etc, can at the very least give you an idea about the level of experience and knowledge of the poster. Alts are just faceless unknowns. Sometimes i find it easier to just skip whatever they've posted. If they don't have the stones to post with their main, why should i bother to read their opinion?

Actually, the common hardcore "mains" among the forum tend to be just as insulting and aggressive, so posting with an alt is irrelevant.

I created this alt long ago after posting my opinion on something (I think it was a discussion on the direction of the game) and my corp at the time ended up getting war-decd for it by a griefer corp that didn't like me disagreeing with them. When you have people like this that cannot distinguish forum discussion from game play it becomes a viable solution to use an alt.

Successfully doinitwrong™ since 2006.

Antisocial Malkavian
Antisocial Malkavians
#76 - 2012-08-18 13:59:15 UTC
Yah, this is my forum main

And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit.

ctx2007
Nascent Omega
Pirate Lords of War
#77 - 2012-08-18 17:12:07 UTC
I am my main toon, I would not have it any other way, watch you see is what you get.

You only realise you life has been a waste of time, when you wake up dead.

Ginger Barbarella
#78 - 2012-08-18 18:01:57 UTC
"Main" is a concept forum warriors used to use to identify the toon on an account that was older than the other two. What's hilarious is that if you suddenly buy a lolwtfpwn toon, THAT is now your main. I could name names... Twisted

My main is whatever toon I'm playing at any given moment. Nothing else is relevent. Period.

(ie, Ginger Barbarella is my "main" forum posting toon. Deal with it.)

"Blow it all on Quafe and strippers." --- Sorlac

Flamewave
Crimson Moon Society
#79 - 2012-08-18 18:25:35 UTC
To me, a main is the character where voicing your idiotic opinions will bite you in the ass the hardest. Therefore this is incentive to raise the quality level of your posts. If something's really worth saying, you should be willing to back it up with pewpew if necessary. Smile

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Lin-Young Borovskova
Doomheim
#80 - 2012-08-18 18:34:00 UTC
Spectre80 wrote:
posting with alt is common because of the sociopathic nature of eve community. someone doesnt like your post and he can haunt you long time in game. thats one reason and second reason i can think is that alliance or corporation character is in prohibits any forum posting.


Most interesting answer considering OP's thread and comments. Normal people ignore sociopaths witch just makes of those "frustrated sociopaths" who are then able to post dumb threads about e-peen, internet importance, insulting/provocation, threatening with youtube vids (Prencleeve was an example).

It's one way or another for some of them to feel they exist and actually matter, and the only ones giving importance to their crap is either their alts or other sociopaths. Actually if you feel the need to justify yourself why you post with an alt then you're probably one too Lol

brb