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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 9:13PM jastani said

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I've tried to run a few alts, but my interest in them have tended to flicker out around the early-to-mid level 20s no matter what kind of usage I wanted them to do, pretty much all those points listed in this article. I've rolled a Captain since 2007, and have strangely never gotten bored with the class.

When I switched servers earlier this year, I couldn't migrate so I created a version 2 Captain. And that one has actually prospered a lot better than my original, mainly due to all the revamps and whatnot to the game that Turbine implemented over the years. I leveled this one up correctly! lol

Posted: Jun 8th 2011 4:01PM Bakelite Alchemist said

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This sounds awfully familiar. I started with a Hobbit Guardian, my first try on any given RPG. With the help of a friend, I zoomed to high levels within a year. This did mean missing a lot of content as my friend was always pulling me into areas that I wasn't quite ready for. It has resulted in a lot of backtracking just to get back to the Epic quest lines.

Advised by the same friend, I'd made four other alts (Champion, Minstrel, Warden & Hunter) to cover crafting needs.. They rumbled along for the same period, doing just enough to survive the Craft Quests (e.g. Giant Boar Ribs with a level 30 Minstrel involved lots of hiding and running while wounded). In the course of their adventuring, their game roles became clearer, allowing for some interesting RP opportunities. They also helped me figure out how fellowships function with their wide range of abilities.

Recently I went Full Altaholic and got all four to Annuminas Kinship levels, which also allowed me some new abilities. They are now doing quests in cold and lonely places, looking for book pages. At the beginning of this month, I started a Rune-Keeper. Using what I learned, I was able to clear quests in record time and earn "The Undying" title as well.

My last character slot already has my named but unplayed Lore-Master....

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