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Zee Zen
Posted - 2007.04.23 11:24:00 - [1]
 

So many people complain about alts and people not having the guts to post with their main, but to me the only stupid people are the ones who post with their main. There are some very important exceptions -- recruiting, corp/alliance public relations, defending against accusations, etc -- but 95% of the time you have much more to lose than gain from posting with your main.

A few of the risks:
  • Making enemies with your viewpoint / metagame.

  • Angering your corp / alliance for disagreeing with them or making them look stupid.

  • Drawing unnecessary attention to yourself -- potential for wardecs / griefing / etc.


  • So, to those people who hate alts posting here, what's the point? The forum is not Eve; it could disappear tomorrow and the game would go on.

    Another prominent exception would be those characters who already have a high profile and don't post controversially views.

    Carniflex
    StarHunt
    Fallout Project
    Posted - 2007.04.23 11:31:00 - [2]
     

    Forums are part of your reputation - so as long as one behaves like person with brains there is no reason to not post with main. People dont get wardecks for their personal views in game unless they run around trolling and smacking. Or waving around with just big ego.

    And having reasonable name in forums will sure help a bit on recruitment and other 'public' acitivities also I imagine.

    Marquis Dean
    Caldari
    Indigo Fade
    Posted - 2007.04.23 11:32:00 - [3]
     

    I only ever post with Marq, and he is my main.

    What is the point of this thread exactly?

    Alty MacAlterson
    Alt Corporation
    Posted - 2007.04.23 11:32:00 - [4]
     

    I support this thread in every way.

    Danton Marcellus
    Nebula Rasa Holdings
    Posted - 2007.04.23 11:57:00 - [5]
     

    I used to think this was going to be a problem but for the most part people are being very civil about disagreements, or there are just bigger asshats in the box.

    Gealbhan
    Caldari
    GealCorp
    Posted - 2007.04.23 11:59:00 - [6]
     

    <--- My Main.


    Only one I ever post on here with.
    I've got nothing to hide or be ashamed of.

    Xtreem
    Gallente
    The Collective
    White Noise.
    Posted - 2007.04.23 11:59:00 - [7]
     

    i disagree - mains = i belive in what i say.


    Monica Foulkes
    Veto Corp
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:06:00 - [8]
     

    Originally by: Zee Zen
    A few of the risks:
  • Making enemies with your viewpoint / metagame.

  • Drawing unnecessary attention to yourself -- potential for wardecs / griefing / etc.



  • I don't see a problem with those points tbh.

    Now if people did grow a spine and stopped hiding behind alts this forum would be a much better place. Wink

    Jenny Spitfire
    Caldari
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:10:00 - [9]
     

    I only post with my main and I care less of what posters think about me. If griefers or e-nasties think I am an eVe-bear so be it. It is not like their views can hurt me. Besides posting with my main means I am confident of my views and some Devs might take notice of them.

    Topaz Skydiver
    Minmatar
    Narrative Freshfood
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:11:00 - [10]
     

    Edited by: Topaz Skydiver on 23/04/2007 12:10:23
    I agree with the OP. That's why I don't care about some whines about alt-posts. Some people have a problem to see the difference between ic and ooc and a strange perception what their business is and what not.
    I want to make it easier for them, so I always post with the char that I find appropriate.

    And before someone points to the alt-rules: The alt rules are clear. Alts in 1-man corps have the same rights to post like any other char and are under the same rules like the no trolling rule. Trolling != alt-posting, so my posts are usually within the rules.

    Btw. I bet that I get my first forum warning with my main, because he is my flaming char.Laughing

    Sheriff Jones
    Amarr
    Clinical Experiment
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:11:00 - [11]
     

    I laik to eat jell-o Laughing

    EpilepticCricket
    Amarr
    Capo di Tutti Capi
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:14:00 - [12]
     

    I'm completely new to the forums so I thought I'd post here. Not only as my first post but with my main as well. Very Happy

    Jotan Veer
    HUN Corp.
    HUN Reloaded
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:19:00 - [13]
     

    Edited by: Jotan Veer on 23/04/2007 12:15:50
    Originally by: Zee Zen

    A few of the risks:
  • Making enemies with your viewpoint / metagame.




  • Easy, don't be a jerk.

    Quote:

  • Angering your corp / alliance for disagreeing with them or making them look stupid.




  • Easy, you are either in the wrong corp/alliance and should leave if you have such a different point of view or you are just a jerk and can't help posting and should be kicked from your corp/alliance.

    Quote:

  • Drawing unnecessary attention to yourself -- potential for wardecs / griefing / etc.




  • Easy, don't wave your epeen around and you will be just fine.

    Garia666
    Amarr
    T.H.U.G L.I.F.E
    Xenon-Empire
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:21:00 - [14]
     

    I think what you say is stupid..

    and yes this is my main..

    If you think something about someone or group or have an opinion for whate ever reason.
    you should not hide your identity but show who you realy are.


    Lisento Slaven
    The Drekla Consortium
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:21:00 - [15]
     

    I know a lot of corps and alliances that will kick you out if you post in a thread that they tell you not to post in =P

    Jotan Veer
    HUN Corp.
    HUN Reloaded
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:24:00 - [16]
     

    Countdown till someone pulls a First Amendment in this topic and then someone else points out that it only supposed to protect you from the government.

    10....9....8

    Del Narveux
    Dukes of Hazard
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:32:00 - [17]
     

    People who dont use their mains wont get no intenret street cred. Laughing

    Dark Shikari
    Caldari
    Deep Core Mining Inc.
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:36:00 - [18]
     

    These are the EVE Online forums, not 4chan.

    Anonymous is not legion here.

    Posting with your main means you have the balls to back up your opinion.

    If you're posting with an alt, it is clear that you do not trust your own words enough to back them up with your own name, and so they are meaningless.

    El'hith
    Gallente
    The Phoenix Enclave
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:38:00 - [19]
     

    Edited by: El''hith on 23/04/2007 12:34:23
    Posting with your main also means that people begin to recognise your name... and what you do [Quite handy if your a merc corp leader! - in my case].

    Take Dark Shikari here =P he wouldnt be the forum pro he is if he posted with alts all the time Very Happy

    (Hey DS Razz)




    Saint Lazarus
    Pwn 'N Play
    Chaos Theory Alliance
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:41:00 - [20]
     

    *snip*



    And a coward, if you dont have the balls back up your words then why be allowed open your mouth at all. If your arguements are so weak and draw nothing but anger and make you enemys (that you're unwilling to face) then you shouldnt be allowed hide behind your alt.


    *snip* and post with yer dam main.

    Please keep it civil. -Ivan K

    Akita T
    Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:42:00 - [21]
     

    This is my "main", and for a long time only active account.
    I do have a secondary account nowadays, but I wouldn't call it "alt", it's just a different main, for less carebearish purposes as my "primary main". That one doesn't go around posting in forums, it has nothing to say.
    Call it EVE multiple personality syndrome, byt "my alt" has no bussiness with "my main" and vice-versa Twisted Evil

    I think I angered quite a few people already with the posts I made with this account (and made several others happy, but that's another issue)... still, I yet have to see any actual in-game hostility for that. Well, ok, it's never been about politics, just about gameplay mechanics and ship fitings, so I guess that doesn't bother people enough for a wardec.


    If anthing, I'd like to see a "Post Anonymously" option in the forum instead of having a whole different alt for it... with options to select what extra data you want posted about you (race, corp, alliance) in "Anon" mode.

    Malcanis
    Caldari
    Vanishing Point.
    The Initiative.
    Posted - 2007.04.23 12:48:00 - [22]
     

    Originally by: Zee Zen
    So many people complain about alts and people not having the guts to post with their main, but to me the only stupid people are the ones who post with their main. There are some very important exceptions -- recruiting, corp/alliance public relations, defending against accusations, etc -- but 95% of the time you have much more to lose than gain from posting with your main.

    A few of the risks:
  • Making enemies with your viewpoint / metagame.

  • Angering your corp / alliance for disagreeing with them or making them look stupid.

  • Drawing unnecessary attention to yourself -- potential for wardecs / griefing / etc.


  • So, to those people who hate alts posting here, what's the point? The forum is not Eve; it could disappear tomorrow and the game would go on.

    Another prominent exception would be those characters who already have a high profile and don't post controversially views.


    If you can't see why this means you should post with your main, it would be better for everyone if you didn't post at all.

    Miss Anthropy
    Perkone
    Posted - 2007.04.23 13:06:00 - [23]
     

    Originally by: Alty MacAlterson
    I support this thread in every way.


    lol

    Ladyah Liandri
    Caldari Provisions
    Posted - 2007.04.23 13:12:00 - [24]
     

    I don't care really if someone posts with a main or an alt.

    In a pod we all look the same anyway ... Wink

    Noluck Ned
    Vanishing Point.
    The Initiative.
    Posted - 2007.04.23 13:26:00 - [25]
     

    #1. More enemies? Is that even possible?

    #2. Dont be in alliances you disagree with in the first place. Take "Faceless Pokemon" as an example.
    #2.a: Also, learn to recognise flamebait/trolling aimed at your alliance and simply do not respond, instead have a good laugh/angry rant on your corp internal forums. Then go out and kill some ships, it works wonders.
    (perhaps refraining from responding to trollage is too much for some people)

    #3 Let them come. I never make a statement on these boards that I am unwilling to back up with force. See point 2.a.

    Sometimes things people write in CAOD is enough to really and truly **** me off, however I dont post a flaming response by reflex like some here do. Instead I go out and kick a puppy.Wink

    Far too many people want to smacktalk with no consequence. Thus the alt crop remains bountiful despite every attempt to eradicate it. I will state it now and forever: "ALT POSTERS ARE COWARDS, STUPID AND FULL OF HOT AIR" Now dec us, please.




    Banana Torres
    The Green Banana Corporation
    Posted - 2007.04.23 13:28:00 - [26]
     

    Originally by: Noluck Ned
    Now dec us, please.

    Ok.

    Druadan
    Syrus Speculations
    Posted - 2007.04.23 13:37:00 - [27]
     

    Only time I don't post with my main is when the content of my post might provide information about me, my corp, or my alliance, that I don't want external parties to have. If I'm asking about a megathron fitting, then that's not really secret intel I'm bothered about. Anything that might clue someone in as to a tactic, plan, or project, then I pull an alt out of the box and post with him instead.

    Countess NotFarOut2
    Posted - 2007.04.23 13:38:00 - [28]
     

    For all the pro-Mainers, send me your:

    Full RL name & address
    All your telephonenumbers
    Your main email address
    Your age

    ...other RL knowledge which might come in handy.
    Since you all have guts and balls(even some ladies...) you should have no problem with providing me that info.

    Dark Shikari
    Caldari
    Deep Core Mining Inc.
    Posted - 2007.04.23 13:39:00 - [29]
     

    Originally by: Countess NotFarOut2
    For all the pro-Mainers, send me your:

    Full RL name & address
    All your telephonenumbers
    Your main email address
    Your age

    ...other RL knowledge which might come in handy.
    Since you all have guts and balls(even some ladies...) you should have no problem with providing me that info.

    This is a game. Consequences for actions on the forums take place in game. You do not need someone's real life info in order to do that.

    Zee Zen
    Posted - 2007.04.23 13:42:00 - [30]
     

    Originally by: Dark Shikari
    ...
    Posting with your main means you have the balls to back up your opinion.

    If you're posting with an alt, it is clear that you do not trust your own words enough to back them up with your own name, and so they are meaningless.

    This is the kind of post that prompted me to start this thread. If people want to post with a 'main', go for it, but I stick by my original claim that the vast majority of people have absolutely nothing to gain from it and some risk.

    What can the average young player gain from posting here with a main?

    What can the average corp gain from having a bunch of their members posting? Maybe if they're all real nice and helpful, it helps with recruiting and politics (but maybe not, if they're helping other corps too much).


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