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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, a resident expert on a common gamer condition called Altitis.

If you are growing your own alt army, let me introduce you to the must have items…heirlooms.
Unless you are trying to savor the level grind, or love constantly changing out equipment, heirlooms are practically required for any serious altoholic.
Their primary focus is to grow with your character as they level to maximum, but certain pieces include a bonus.
You can get an heirloom piece for just about every slot on your character, but some come with an added experience bonus.
A full set of experience boosting heirlooms can really speed up the leveling process, having 5 or 10 percent in experience boosting power per item.
Heirlooms can be bought with gold, currency from expansions past, and even obtained from the dreaded garrison shipyard.
While quite pricey in gold to fully upgrade an heirloom piece to level 100, you can also obtain these upgrades from various dungeon currencies, and most active holiday currencies.
Heirlooms make an altoholic’s life far smoother in their leveling travels, and happen to have an iconic look as a bonus.

If you have questions, tips, or want to discuss a topic further, find us on twitter at @altitisnet, and show notes can be found on altitis.net
On behalf of the Alt Army, we hope you find this information useful in the treatment of your Altitis.
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Where to find it:

Convert To Raid: #???

Azeroth Round Table: #143

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, a resident expert on a common gamer condition called Altitis.

While garrisons may draw the ire of many, nothing draws more apathy than… the shipyard.
This level 100 garrison feature took the simple follower mechanic, and replaced it with equipable ships that have varying roles.
I imagine many with Altitis will have stopped short of getting the shipyard on more than one character, but it may be worth getting on multiple alts.
It will take more time and effort to get a shipyard up to full speed, as compared to garrisons, but the rewards are greater.
On top of higher gold and Apexis shard payouts, shipyard missions give alt friendly gear that will quickly gear them up.
Rarer missions will even hand out heirloom rings that are quite coveted by altoholics.
Don’t be too timid with your shipyard missions, as they pay well, and those you send out with above 90 percent chance will not suffer an explosive ship loosing fate.

If you have questions, tips, or want to discuss a topic further, find us on twitter at @altitisnet, and show notes can be found on altitis.net
On behalf of the Alt Army, we hope you find this information useful in the treatment of your Altitis.
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Where to find it:

Azeroth Round Table: #142

Convert To Raid: #205

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, a resident expert on a common gamer condition called Altitis.

This time, we’ll be covering a more warcraft-centric aspect that everyone seems to love to hate; Garrisons.
Where most players may see a boring, chore like mechanic, an altoholic will see an opportunity to really make use of their alts.
By getting your alts to level 90, and doing the very least of questing to get your garrison, that alt will start generating garrison resources.
From there, it is very easy to set the garrison up to be a money making source.
With a little more effort, it can really become a money making powerhouse with the use of the trading post, and followers that can bring back even more.
A full alt spread of decently manageable garrisons can generate thousands in gold a week, depending on the time and effort you put in.
A more specialized setup with the appropriate crafting or gathering shops can turn that garrison into a crafting resource center to support another alt’s creation.
With a bit more work, and the addition of a barn, you can even make that alt garrison into a raiding resource generator for just about any need.
When you have a healthy case of Altitis, it really pays to put it to work for you.

If you have questions, tips, or want to discuss a topic further, find us on twitter at @altitisnet, and show notes can be found on altitis.net
On behalf of the Alt Army, we hope you find this information useful in the treatment of your Altitis.
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Where to find it:

Convert To Raid: #204

Azeroth Round Table: #141

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, a resident expert on a common gamer condition called Altitis.

By now, you’ve probably gotten a few alts leveled high enough that crafting is a consideration.
Most alt friendly games have a form of crafting that will benefit not only the active character, but alts as well.
For this reason, picking a craft that benefits your alts is highly recommended.
If you tend to lean towards casting classes, cloth working is probably best.
If you are more into the heavily geared classes, crafting armor as a blacksmith might be better.
And, I imagine you get the idea for leather workers.
For those of us with full blown Altitis, you’ll probably have plenty of alts to level these various crafts, so focus on what helps the most characters, first.
And if you aren’t leveling too quickly, it is usually a good idea to level your crafting at the same time as the main class.

If you have questions, tips, or want to discuss a topic further, find us on twitter at @altitisnet, and show notes can be found on altitis.net
On behalf of the Alt Army, we hope you find this information useful in the treatment of your Altitis.
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Where to find it:

Convert To Raid: #203

Azeroth Round Table: #140

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, a resident expert on a common gamer condition called Altitis.

So, you’ve decided it is time to give in to that alt itch. Welcome.
Perhaps you are approaching a brand new game, or it is time to give your main a breather and see what the game has to offer those of our… persuasion.
Most games have a tutorial, or starter area, that begins your journey in the game.
This area is often ‘on rails’ and is designed to give you a taste of your new race, or class, and typically the game itself.
I recommend trying as many of these starter areas as you can, and not to give up too quickly on your new character.
You may find a new favorite alt with this method, and for those of us dealing with Altitis, we’ll probably end up using these characters eventually, even if they don’t shine right away.
In many games, some of the best design and game lore happens to live in these starter areas, and it would be a shame to miss out on good content.
And, even if you aren’t currently enjoying the altoholic lifestyle, this method just might help it spread to you as well.

If you have questions, tips, or want to discuss a topic further, find us on twitter at @altitisnet, and show notes can be found on altitis.net
On behalf of the Alt Army, we hope you find this information useful in the treatment of your Altitis.
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Segment 1 officially in the wild, this time with actual content. Woo. Hope you enjoy.

 

Where to find it:

Convert To Raid: #202

Azeroth Round Table: #139

The Instance: #434

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, a resident expert on a common gamer condition called Altitis.

The aim of this segment is to be a guide on how best to handle being Alt Capable in the gaming world.
I’ll be approaching both playing multiple games at the same time, and how best to focus your time on games that promote having many types of characters.
As I am also Alt Capable, I will be sharing experiences and tips that I have come to find to be most effective.
I will be sampling many types of games, such as MMOs, RPGs, MOBAs, and really any type of game that allows for varied choice of character when playing.
For the most part, I will be using a bit of my own medicine and using explanations that can work on multiple games, but from time to time I will be focusing on specific games that are well designed for multiple characters.

If you have questions, tips, or want to discuss a topic further, find us on twitter at @altitisnet, and show notes can be found on altitis.net
On behalf of the Alt Army, we hope you find this information useful in the treatment of your Altitis.
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And that, ladies and gentlemen (and anything else you might identify as), is our first segment. Let me know what you thought, as I plan to do more. Having me continue being bad at this will be on your hands otherwise!

Where to find it:

AIE Podcast #246