"Where do bank alts come from?"

| Monday, December 7, 2009
The dreaded question... How do you answer this to a new player? Their eyes are so full of wonder and curiosity and they might not like or understand the truth. But what else can you say? They wouldn't believe you if you said that Blizzard sends them.

Well you see, when a player and a character don't love each other very much they go to a special place called a city. Then the character stays there and the player sends him items. Sometimes the character puts them in the auction house. But sometimes, the items aren't something they want to sell, so they put them in the bank.

"I hope I never have a bank alt. They sound horrible!"
Oh, newbie, someday. You'll grow up and the auction house will catch your eye and you won't be able to resist. I know it sounds wrong, but it's a wonderful feeling to have bags filled with trade mats and you spend all the time to send them out at the mailbox and there you have it: a bank alt.


Mudge said...

Ah the city, where spurned toons go to die.Nothing sadder than the collection of naked alts standing around the mailbox waiting for someone to send em a bit of love.
I don't run bank alts myself (mage portals make life so easy) by I do have a stable of half forgotten toons I refer to as my Crafting Whores.

Sven said...

I spent so much time with my bank alt that he's now arguably my main, with the raiders being alts.

jeffo said...

My bank alt followed a tangled path -- rolled to *be* a bank alt, I felt bad about sending him off to the big city without playing him at all. It was interesting enough to get him to Duskwood and level 23 or so, then I found that...he just wasn't interesting after all. Off to Stormwind with you!

As for how neglected he is -- someone pumpkin'd him during Hallows' End, and he still has the pumpkin on his head.

Dwism said...

My banker is an highleveled shaman, that i've stopped playing.

He knows what he did.

Klepsacovic said...

@Mudge: "Puh-please sir, could you spare a bit of wool or a titanium ore, please?"

@Sven: Do you have the auction house on farm yet? I keep getting beaten by the glyph spammers and with only vellums my gold/second just can't keep up. I did pop Cards for the Darkmoon Phase.

@jeffo: 23? That's the same level as my own uninteresting paladin alt who is now banking in SW. But at least he's not that neglected. I may have to report you for violation of Alt Labor Laws.

@Dw-redux: Couldn't tank? That's my my shaman did wrong.

Sven said...


Sadly, I do. Blizz really do need to release some more challenging AH content :p

Rusty said...

I actually roll all my bank alts to be...bank alts. I suppose it's a badge of...something...for me to have a level one toon, dressed to the nines, doing my banking and AH needs.

I have over 5 days played on one of them...

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