Oh, yes, I know that feeling and that thought. It is a way to clear clutter, I suppose, right? But maybe there is an easier way to remove that feeling of obligation than outrght deleting a char. Seems pretty drastic, and who knows, maybe you'd like to try or play them a small bit again some time (come WoD f.ex) plus there are probably some other use they can serve for your main chars, perhaps?
If they're clutter, you should clear them away, but I'd doubt they'd be that, truly.
Personally, I like to have one of each class on a server, whenever my account is subbed, since it makes for easy play-through. Except DK, hate that class lol.
I'd guess what you want to really remove is not the chars, but the feeling of duty that comes from having some aspirations with whatever chars you have. But it would probably be easier not to worry about how geared or what level they are, rather than outright delete them. At least, you might easily come to regret it later (in another expansion f.ex).
I've only deleted high level alts in order to make room for new characters. When I decide not to play characters, I just don't play them. I don't feel like I'm hurting their feelings or anything. They don't pressure me to gear them up, they're imaginary. It's entirely ok if you have crappy geared characters, or characters you don't really remember how to play. There's no good reason not to keep spare high level characters lying around. If later you decide you want a high level druid/paladin/shaman, you'll have to throw away $60 to get a new one. Because if you delete them, and end up begging for one back, you'll just be wasting a GM's time. TBH, deleting a character for no good reason is so mind-boggling, I don't think blizz would be out of place charging money to restore a deleted character.
When you go to delete your character, you should ask yourself, "am I $60 sure I want to delete this character?" It is not as hard to decide not to do something as people like to pretend.
Last edited by Gwiez; 2014-03-03 at 02:30 AM.
Your one sensitive person lol. It's called a metaphor. I wasn't comparing donuts to anything. Now here I'll do the work for you.
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So now do you see "smart guy". Oh and you definitely don't speak for people on these forums. A lot of them are way smarter than you.
yeah cause burning down bridges is a good idea nice... you might change your mind later.
Don't delete them just don't play them.
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I've deleted lvl 85 toons just because I wanted to re-level an alt (and I'm otherwise out of room).
I wouldn't delete max level toons just because they're on my login screen.
My friend recently deleted like three of his alts so he could 'concentrate' on his 3 main characters.
Long story short, he regretted it within 2 days, had to beg a GM to restore them and took an incredible amount of crap from everyone on mumble ^^ - including a new meme that was inspired by him that goes along the lines of:
It's raining outside? Better delete a character.
Shop had sold out of semi-skimmed milk? Better delete a character.
Dinners not ready yet? Better delete a character.
Eurgh this LFR queue is taking forever! Better delete a character.
I got 10 90's now. I am not lvling another until the next expansion hits. I recently rerolled Monk as that is what I will play next expansion considering how much fun I have playing that class!
Its all about whats fun to me, this is a game and I think I have found the one thing that has been calling on me for ages. Moooooooonk!
That's funny, I had the same thought and I ended up deleting 6 level 90's since I mainly used my time on my hunter & priest and just couldn't bother feeling like I had to log them to do ordos/celestials to gear them when I had no fun playing them.
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As long as you haven't reached the character cap I don't see any real advantage in deleting them. Just leave them be and forget about them until you feel like you want to play them again
I wouldn't delete them, though I've seen people say, delete a lvl 90 Paladin, to relevel a Paladin etc, which I guess is fine if you enjoy it and there is nothing special on that char.
Alts for me generally stay crappy geared whilst my main is heroics, they are usually profession whores, though I'll generally have one alt geared enough for normals.
My main always gets like 98% of my time though.
I don't think I could delete any of my 90s....1-40 no problem.
Though my alts throughout the years have always been DPS along with my DPS main, so that may be why I don't play them much after levelling, and now I'm levelling a healer and a tank, so I think they will get more love.
My current Hunter main, was an alt left in the dust back at the start of WoTLK, never touched really until 5.4 when I switched, so you really never know when you'll use that alt.
Keep them, you never know when you'll feel like playing one and find a new love for that toon. Happens to me all the time.
I deleted all but 2 of my 90s, and moved those two to an RP realm (Sisters of Elune). I felt it was time to slow down and just pay homage to the two characters I enjoy the most. I will likely use my free 90 boost for a paladin on the new realm. Though I will not gear her like my Druid and DK. She will hit 100, slip into something slinky and go back to being a bank alt. Unless Paladins make a comeback, and then the DK will likely get to sit this one out.
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Just control yourself, I don't have time and the only character I really played for the last like 6 years is my Warlock main.
Are they all on the same server, which has 11 slots for characters. meaning you should have 4 remaining slots?
Is sacrificing the time and effort leveling to ninety or the $60 level boost worth more than Server transfers, or faction changes?
Do you think you will never again have a need to play those characters, with a new expansion and new class abilities and tweaks coming to the game?