Originally Posted by kaplin42
While I definitely understand what you're saying, I have never really been an alt kind of guy. And to be honest there isn't all this awesome content in 1-50, well, repeatable awesome content in 1-50. The class stories sure, that is hands down amazing. But the planets themselves, no thanks. The people that designed Balmorra, Tattoine and Hoth should be taken out deep sea fishing rubbed down with raw meat and used as shark bait. All that being said, I have a 50 inquis, a 50 warrior, and I will more than likely be rolling an agent in the next few weeks. Only cause there is nothing else to do.
The trick is to stop thinking of them as alts. If you play one Imperial and one Republic, that's two completely different leveling experiences. And get creative. If you have (and like), say, a sorceror, then don't roll a sage on the other side. Classes can play extremely differently from each other, if you approach them that way. Fool around with different companions, figure out how to finish everything with ones you wouldn't normally even bring out. If you absotively, posilutely have
to have a raiding character, then don't get carried away with gearing your other characters with ops gear, because all you're doing is repeating the same crap. Designate a PvP character. Run flashpoints to level on another. You can (literally, because I've done it) skip entire planets if you want, without doing anything but the class quests. Do the world arc if it's a planet you like, skip it if you don't.
There's all kinds of ways to do it...
And the whole point of this game was that it was designed to be the first one not solely dependent on the end game. You can say "the story was nice from 1-50, but nothing to write home about" but the reality is that there isn't really a single "the story". There's 8 different ones. And as much as I've played (an insane amount...) I haven't even finished half of them. At the very least, if you stop with one, you're not seeing the game from the opposing side, which is drastically different and paints an interesting picture of the game world/galaxy.
As far as putting me in some "small minority of MMO players" goes, I wouldn't. I have always done alts, but I raided for years in both WoW and LotRO. I'll raid in TOR eventually, too, probably starting sometime in the fall. Assuming there's still anybody to raid with. The only reason I'm not raiding now is because there are a lot of interesting things to do 0-50 and (primarily) because I don't want to burn myself out on grinding before the game is six months old. Which is also the same reason I haven't gone crazy doing dailies. Because that, to me, is always
the inherent problem with the so-called 'endgame': doing the same thing over and over gets very boring very, very quickly. I don't care what game it is, or what you're doing. So I'm in no rush to get to that point.
Anyway, I think in the end the game (and virtually any game) is really what you make it.