His Excellency Aethien wrote:
I don't get why anyone would delete a character at levelcap, even if it's collecting dust why wouldn't you keep it just in case?
The highest level non DK I've ever deleted was level 25 (or was it 26?), a paladin on Kazzak because I didn't like her name.
And I have 2 level 80's whom I haven't touched in over a year but the thought of deleting them never crossed my mind even though I know that the likelihood of me ever logging on those characters again is minimal.
Ah, well, let me explain. See the difference there is: you are not mentally ill. If I have the character, I can't just leave her lying around all untidy
. She has to be at the level cap. She has to have two maxed professions. She has to have epic flight. I play on a fairly active PVP server, so I like to keep her in honor gear that's not more than a couple of seasons behind, just in case she's out and about. And every time I redo my UI, I have to set it up for her too.
I end up spending a lot of time and gold to make sure all my characters are in playing shape in case I decide to play them, while never actually playing them. It's a time sink, and not in the good way, which is what I meant by wasting time instead of spending time. When it gets to the point where I'm maintaining half a dozen characters I don't even play, or want to play, I begin to suspect it's possible
that I may
just be looking for some distraction to avoid doing something productive.
I dunno. I just like to clean it all up once in a while and reel it in to active characters only. Which, to be realistic, is only the couple-few my capacity for memorizing key binds allows.
But, it should be noted, that for the most part I don't mind leveling. Especially if there's something new in it for me - new faction, zones, class, spec, whatever. In Cata of course it'll all be new. If I decide I want whatever class one day, I will not cry that I deleted one already. I'll just level a new one. And then when the login screen gets too long, I'll cull the herd again.