What is MAIN?

Welcome back world. I know some of you never left but I only post on workdays. Lets me take 20 mins and try and get all the DDo out of my system out of my head so I can get things done. Well that is the goal anyhow. More often then not it just puts some ddo thought into the forefront. Works out today as I am only taking a half day then off to DDo land!

Anyhow, hope your enjoying your holidays. And now I ask What makes a Main?

Yesterday (??), Tobril and I were playing. I was leveling Darth Samius (who I am liking a lot but he is not as well rounded in the survival department as I would like if is worlds easier to keep alive then the WF barb version) and Tobril wanted to know why I was really bothering as I Samyus is not as far behind dps wise as I might think and this time could be used to finish fleshing out his gear.

When I said I really like Samyus where he is but he is not really a main for me, he tore into a well though out rant as to yes he IS in fact one of my MAINs.

He started listing gear and some of the gear I have planed. He went on to say how much I play him and how I often say other then X or Y he is more or less the perfect melee (if not character) for me. And the list went on. And I had to agree as he didn’t say anything that wasn’t true.

Then later last night wraping up the last of the flagging quests to get Darth into the Web raid we picked up a channel friend and while my audio was not set up for grouping I caught Tobril’s side of the conversation and something came up about getting me to train on tanking something so some channel would have a worth while tank…

So when does a side project become a MAIN? Is there a time amount? Or maybe it is by gear? I would have said by love before last night and that my MAINs were Samius and Javabot.

But I can’t argue that Samyus is not all that fair behind in the love department. Tobril pointed out that Samyus got my first GS item and not just the first but also the second; maybe the third even… If you enjoyed my segment on DDocast, back when I did them. They his original build and play experience spawned the idea to join the cast to talk about strange builds. So you have Samyus to thank for Cocktail hour also in a round about way.

So maybe he is a main and I should start treating him like one. But to me I will only have one MAIN and that is Samius. Maybe I need a Main, First, Second, Other classification for my alts.

Main- Samius – Full on love
Frist – Java, Samyus – Heavy play simi-loved
Second – As400, Darth, Healz, SamiusJr, Samiusbot – Mild play/ side projects, to fill some roles and general loves
Others – everyone else…. – Who are these guys??

What is your definition of Main, and how many do you have?


5 thoughts on “What is MAIN?

  1. My mains are the chars I love to play, will spend the time playing/gearing/levelling up/improving as much as possible 🙂

    Dimachaerii & Hymm.

  2. My has changed alot

    I have a bard who was then i started a acrobat who is now a fighter, he was my main for awhile, then i started up a new toon and he is now on 3rd life and gets the most play time.

  3. Interesting question…

    My ‘Main’ is one I’m known as to others.
    I prefer to play a healer in raids, and will usually bring my best healer when given the option.
    Most people spend more time capped doing raids. So they know me as the character I always bring to the raid.

  4. “What is a Main? *throws glass to the floor* … A miserable little pile of stats?

    I have heard different definitions of ‘Main’ including but limited to:

    *The one I play the most
    *The very first character I rolled
    *The one with highest level/better gear
    *The one I have most fun with

    I even have met gamers who rotate the title of Main among their characters.

  5. 🙂 I think I’d say like Djeserit, that your main is the one ppl know u as. Of course, some ppl play several toons equally much.

    For me, it’s never been a question, as I play my main probably twice as much as all the others. But also, my main has been with me the longest, we’ve been through good and bad times together, I know her well and I see myself in her. No matter how much I enjoy running other toons, no other toon beats what we have.

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