With Aion, Fallen Earth coming out and WoW taking water and bloggers trying to figure out wich to play or justifying their choices there’s a lot of talk about what makes a good MMO and what people would like to see improve in MMOs. I want to talk about the things I enjoy in a MMO but are considered bad, unfriendly or evil. In no particular order I present to you 7 mmo sins I do or enjoy that won’t make the world a better place.
-Killing grinds. I love those long grinds where you just kill stuff without really thinking about it. They’re often decried as the worst thing to have in a MMO but I do enjoy the zen moment they procure.
-Faking real life. I will often outright lie and invent real life issue to drop a bad group or simply skip a raid I don’t feel like doing. Tip to know if I’m faking, check to see if I’m still online 10 minutes later.
-I’m a pvp coward. Fair fights are for rest. Me, I like playing dirty and back stabbing. The goal is to win and I’ll play nice as long as it gets me ahead. But if I can gank you and get away with it your dead pal. Of course if you have the Ultimate pvp weapon of bad-assness I’ll just leave you alone. Like I said, coward.
-I love drive-by ganking: You know how you have from time to time to travel trough the low-level zones and you encounter low-level players you can one shot? I love it. Everytime I try to get the drop on them and one shot them. I just love imagining the guy doing his quests only to see his character drop dead for no apparent reason.
-I’m a vengeful pvper. If you kill me I’ll do my best to get back at you. I even keep a list of people who ganked me one too often. However the coward rule still applies.
-Ninja the opposing faction: I don’t do it in my own faction, but if I see someone from the opposing faction questing or going after a node I’ll do my best to get it before them. Only way to get at them on pve server.
-Pretend to know the fights. I get fights real fast most of the time. Even if I’m the first one to say people who don’t know the fight should speak up I don’t. I know the truth that once you get that noob tag on your head your done for. In guild tough I moderate myself.
There you go. Won’t help the mmo genre but at least I know what I enjoy. I’m curious to see your lists too!