Over the course of one’s career in New Eden, it’s not unusual for a player to realize that one character simply isn’t enough. Perhaps you want to awox someone. Perhaps you simply want park a character in one location for some reason (cyno, trader, hauler, logistics, mission running, faction warfare, etc.). Perhaps you just want to have another PvP or PvE character to help fund your game experience or cause mayhem.
It’s been about two years since I started a new character, the alt for my wife. In that time, a lot has changed in New Eden. It occurred to me that I couldn’t be a blogger dedicated to helping players learn about PvP and related topics if I didn’t discuss the strategy behind creating a new character. In two days, I’ll have completed the final skill to perfect my wife’s character’s role, and that account won’t have any characters training anything.
So the “Starting an Alt” series of posts will chronicle my experiences creating a new PvP character from scratch. Note the title; I’m starting an alt character dedicated to PvP, not a player’s first character, or an industry or trading alt. Your main may come from any discipline within Eve, so I’ll try to write it with an eye to explaining my reasoning for each step of the process.