The title says it all. Yesterday JFK got a fith alt. Today cp12cwp confessed to having eight accounts in total. Plus a variety of other members using alts, or at the very least, contemplating getting some. The current rules basically allow for any player to fill the server with nothing but empty copies of themselves, denying actual honest players access at times when the server is full (as it regularly happens on weekends). And everyone shrugs it off with the usual "it's not against the rules". And technically speaking, they're right. That's why the rules need to change. The current state is a vicious circle where players will see that alts are allowed, and proceed to make one. Then someone else will think that they need two of them. Currently we're at the cases mentioned above, but people already talked about getting an "army" of alts to their service. And while to most it may seem as a joke, someone will do it eventually. All within the rules, mind you. It's not so much the individual alting cases that need to be addressed, but the general mindset that "alts are perfectly fine". They're not, as can clearly seen by the fact that rankless alts get punished heavily and immediately. The only difference with the ones that are currently allowed is that somewhere a bit of money went to the server ‒ except the inconsistency with that system either, since alts are only checked for ranks, regardless whether the player in question paid with actual or ingame money. And that's where even the argument of "they support the server" fails. TL;DR: There's nothing to prevent alts spamming the server to death under current regulations. For the sake of the community, this issue needs to be taken care of.