Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 441
# 11
12-02-2012, 12:58 PM
I started an alt klink JUST to go back and replay with different ship choices...after reading the forums and seeing that a LOT of klingons prefer to fly BoPs.

My first Klingon character, meanwhile, is sitting in his Negh'var.
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Lagging, D/Cing, or rubberbanding? Here's some help.

Current ships: A lot. RTR 15 National Championships....and counting
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,593
# 12
12-02-2012, 12:59 PM
Anyone with less than six characters is missing a trick
Republic Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,876
# 13
12-02-2012, 01:35 PM
I have a Tac who is spec for ground, and another Tac spec for Space.

Then I have Eng Spec for support ground, and 2 Eng for space support, and crowd control, and the other for healing.

I have 2 Ground Sci one for healing only, and the other Spec only for things like the Physicist kit. then 2 space Sci one for healing, and shield reinforcement, the other I put in a Escort.

For KDF, it's all mixed thanks to things like BOP's and Carriers.

and they all serve my main Tac, and funnel all resources to him.

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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,927
# 14
12-02-2012, 01:55 PM
Alting is only dead for me because I've got so many already. Unless I get impatient and Alt My Boff Ghetto Style (save boff costume, roll character of matching race, load costume, alted boff!), I probably won't be rolling any more original toons until/if the Romulan faction happens.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,076
# 15
12-02-2012, 02:11 PM
20 alts atm running thru rep system on them all.
Since each is different they get various playtime but still play each once a week
Not counting rep leveling
BTW.... Ferengi in a freighter is a great way to get ur commodities cheap (shield gens cost
60 vs 150) Happy hunting all
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,454
# 16
12-02-2012, 02:22 PM
For alting to live, you need a few things:

- Frontloaded rewards or meaningful daily rewards. If there isn't something to get on an alt that a main can't give you, there's no point.

- Branching content paths.

- Racials, traits, skills, and gameplay that fundamentally feels different between species and between profession.

Right now, gameplay between the three professions feels similar. It's not just about the difference between tanking, healing, and damage. It's about a distinct mechanical feel like differing resource pools. Melee vs. ranged as a class defining element. Pets vs. self-centric damage.

Ask yourself, what's the downside to playing just one character in STO?

The ONLY one I can think of is the dilithium cap.

Now, what are the perks?

Better tanking, healing, or DPS, sure. But is the specialization worth the cost? Which in this case is playing for three hours or more.

And then, is it worth having more than three alts?

What do you get, cosmetically, content-wise, power-wise, or economically as a perk? And what does it cost you in terms of time played, money spent on reputation, DOffing, and progression?

Name for me one task that ONLY one class could do. Or that one profession could solo that another couldn't.

Ignoring ship classes and optimization for a second, what content requires a mix of professions and could not be done by five players of a single profession?
Republic Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,686
# 17
12-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Not for me, I have 12 characters and I plan to make more. Doesn't matter to me if I don't max out reps asap...and honestly I don't need to gear up asap...I wish things were a bit cheaper.

But I can hold out till mk xii or buy some mk x stuff and not upgrade to mk xii. Its not a big deal to me.
Career Officer
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 145
# 18
12-02-2012, 03:42 PM
don't know about everyone else, but i am using my alts more then ever. and now that the Rep mission give Dil i am making sure to keep those going

now the whole "This alt lives a STF to be played 3 mins aday" Alts are dead
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,183
# 19
12-02-2012, 05:01 PM
i do use alts for dill/doff grinding, but ALSO for different set-up's, flying different ships...

i have a 3 Tac in a B'Rel - 2 are sci heavy (identical for funny PVP when one hits the 9k), 1 is pure Tac
i have 2 Sci in a B'rel, one in a Kar'fi (planning on one more with a different skill set)
i have 2 more Tac's in a fleet raptor and a scourge
1 engineer in a D'Kora

3Fed toons for enjoying the TOS bridge, the Defiant bridge and an engi flying the Picard's enterprise.. they are good for NADORC, but that's it.

Last edited by duaths1; 12-02-2012 at 05:52 PM.
Captain
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,130
# 20
12-02-2012, 05:35 PM
I used alts to try all content. Never used any of them for farming, never did any console clicking or b'tran or whatever.

Alt'ing isn't dead for me as much as I am generally in-active waiting on the rep system.
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