In the realms of Achaea, there are many many different classes, cities, and Houses. This makes every experience unique whether you’re in a different city, House, or class. But when you only have one character, you don’t want to have him switching around a lot. Probably because when you switch Houses and cities, you can’t really settle in, or if you switch classes you lose lessons. So it just takes the fun out of everything. That’s why many players in the realms of Achaea make “alts”, or alternate characters. These are very fun, you can try new roleplay ideas as well as other houses, cities, and classes like I said. I will admit, I have made a LOT of alts. Sometimes I liked the House and kept the alt, sometimes I suicide. I even made a monk alt, liked him so much, I made my main go Monk. I also had an alt that was so fun, he then became my main. But alts like anything else come with different many advantages and disadvantages, and this the point of this article.
Try out a new class like Monk!
Like I already mentioned, one main big advantage is you can try out other sides of the game. The main one people try out is new classes and Houses, because there are so many more of these than there are cities. This is why I mainly make alts, except now I have done every House and Class just about. But only some have made it further than others. I have also even tried a House on my alt, and then transferred there on my main because I liked it so much! That is when alts really come in handy.
But there are also rules on alts, so don’t get any cheating ideas. I like these rules because it keeps people under control. You can’t play two characters at once, or your IP will be banned and characters shrubbed. No transferring gold and items between characters by dropping them and picking them up minutes later on a different character. They WILL catch you and it happens all the time. So don’t try this, or you’ll find yourself in trouble.
One main disadvantage as alts, is you can be accused of “gaining information” if you mention you’re from a House that’s maybe on the opposite side of the war or conflict. They will assume you are finding out how to get into estates, where everything is, weaknesses, and then using these on your main and sharing them. This is not a unreasonable feeling, I have felt it before towards novices who i believe are doing this. You can usually catch it and call them out on it and they will stop.
But the advantages outweigh the disadvantages if you utilize alts in the right way, and not use them for wrong. So if you play Achaea, and are curious to try another class, House, or city, but don’t want to transfer your main. Just go ahead and make an alt and test out what you desire, it’s safe and fun!