The most recent addition to the EVE blogs I follow is Talvorian Dex at http://targetcaller.blogspot.com.
A couple weeks ago he posted an interesting article about what defines a player’s “main” character.
Sugar Kyle more recently posted a reply on her blog which I also found interesting.
While I will admit I do get kind of chuffed in a childlike manner when a space famous blogger mentions me, I was actually prompted to post because I thought there was a short and clear answer.
Who is your main character?
If from this point on you could only play one single character in EVE for evermore, which one would you pick? That is your main.
In my case I would pick my first and oldest character, the one with the most SP, the Jack of all trades which can do almost anything I want to set my mind to in game.
Done and dusted, as easy as that. But then I made the mistake of thinking about it more.
I don’t post under or refer to the name of my main character. Most of you don’t know me by that name. It is easy however to work out – you know I like the term Hermit, have an Alliance for just me and my alts, and that I’ve been playing for more than 8 years. Spend 60 seconds and you will have that name.
But that is all you will have –a name. You can work out my kill stats, where I am based out of, and what sort of corporation and alliances I have been a part of. But you pretty much know all that already and more. You know my motivations and how I play because I rabbit on about them here all the time.
I assume most of you think of me as EVEHermit – even though that was an unskilled ALT I had to trash when consolidating accounts.
I chat to a number of people in game who use different alts. I don’t think of them any differently just because the portrait has changed.
I feel foolish to say it, but in effect your main is you.