The Daily Grind: Should alts get special bonuses?

Justin Olivetti
J. Olivetti|02.24.13

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The Daily Grind: Should alts get special bonuses?
The Daily Grind Should alts get special bonuses
I'm a big fan of the notion that when you hit the level cap in a game, the MMO should encourage you to roll alts by giving you bonus incentives. One of my favorite browser titles, Kingdom of Loathing, has a nifty ascension mechanic that bestows significant bonuses on subsequent characters if you decide to reroll.

Since alts theoretically extend one's interest and time in a game, I think it's in the studio's best interest to make rolling them an attractive proposition. There are many ways that alts could receive special bonuses, such as faster leveling speeds, unique gear, legacy skills, and so on.

The question is, should alts get these bonuses, and if so, what do you think they should be?

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