MMOments: Character Relations


This is more of a question to the roleplayers out there. When you create alternate characters in an RPG, do you ever connect them together in some fashion or do you prefer to keep their stories separated? Have you ever connected characters across multiple games or genres? If you have, you already know how fun it can be to weave a narrative across multiple platforms, adding a bit of spice to your regular gameplay. It is one of those roleplaying mechanics that doesn’t rely on the developer doing anything, it is all up to your imagination.

Now I personally like to jump deep down the rabbit hole. My two characters in Champions Online and DC Universe are “inspired” by my archer from City of Heroes, which in my writing exists as a far off land in Champions Online with both existing as a comic book in DC Universe. The archer from City of Heroes exists in a parallel universe to my archer from Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind who, in turn, is the ancestor of my hero from Oblivion. My Final Fantasy XIV character is a reincarnation of the character from version 1.0 (not too creative there). My Guild Wars 2 characters are all unrelated but members of the same coalition, and my characters from Dungeons and Dragons Online and Neverwinter are similarly members of the same guild and keep in contact regarding their shared objectives.

Otherwise I have no opinion on the subject.

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