Hi gang!The new month has already started in Europe and will take 6 more hours for it to reach EMC (consider this a sneak preview ), and because it starts with an 'A' I think it's time to pay some extra care and attention to all the alter-ego's which are running around Behind a lot of main characters stand a few alt's.What was an alt again?An ALT or 'alternate character' is basically another Minecraft/Mojang account but owned by the same player. And because the use of ALT's is perfectly legal on the Empire a lot of EMC players have one of more of them.So what's the use of an alt?Usages vary greatly. Some players use alts to keep 'chunks' loaded: if you leave an area then the server will unload it ("freeze" it) until a player gets back there. So say you're smelting a lot of iron then that smelting process would stall while you're gone. But have no fear: if another character is present near that area then everything will continue as normal. Enter the alt...Other players use alts to help them build stuff. For example: you're finally in a specific special location and you know exactly what to place next but... uh oh: out of emerald blocks, drats! But no fear: switch to another console, quickly grab the block(s) you need and if you're in the same group your alt can easily teleport to you using /gtp (I love that command!).And of course there's also the most common usage: if you have alts then you can grab a promo item several times.Alt appreciation?Well, after all that work without any pay wouldn't you get a little feel of under appreciation as well? That's why I figured... Alt appreciation, lets stand still for one second and appreciate all the hard (or passive ) work our alt's have been doing for us SO.... Do you appreciate your alts?