The Daily Grind: If you could live in an MMO world, which one would it be?

As much as we complain about MMORPGs, with their grinds and their boredom, even the most kill-or-be-killed ganker paradises would probably be better to live in than the real world with all its troubles and highly inconvenient implementation of permadeath. With rare exceptions, most MMOs let you return over and over to keep on trying forever, and you can always grab a mining pick or kill some trolls to make money and survive.

Me, I’d pick Glitch: Not only was the cutesy Tiny Speck game devoid of conflict, but I spent most of my time creating quests for players, wandering around, and stuffing my face with delicious food so I wouldn’t die. It was a good life. And if I did die? No biggie; hell was actually kinda fun — and critically, not permanent.

How about you? If you could live in an MMO world, which one would it be?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Adri

I wouldn’t want to live in an MMO. I makes no sense to me. But I would like to live in some Singleplayer games like Skyrim.

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Brian McBride

Oh, it has to be WoW. Lots of safe land to live in. Everyone basically has buckets of gold to their name. Legendary magical items are handed out like candy. And if you do happen to get hurt or die – you just come right back to life with just a bit of wear to your clothing.

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Bryan Correll

It would be hard to beat STO, at least as part of the Federation. Most MMO’s have settings that would be a bit lacking in modern (or, even better, future) amenities. TSW may be nice and modern, but I don’t really want to live in a world where the Filth is real.

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mysecretid

Currently? Star Trek Online, which surprises precisely no one here, I’m sure. :-) My main in STO was even designed to look vaguely like me, as much as the game engine will allow — he’s basically a proxy version of my real self, anyway.

Down the line, I suspect that Star Citizen could well usurp the title, depending on how much of a “living world” that game turns out to be, and if it actually makes a full-version release before I’m too old to enjoy it. :-)

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It makes dropping a quick reply or a friendly comment sufficiently time-consuming that I end up not bothering. You’ll probably see more of me here again once the Massively website gets itself fully featured as intended. Cheers!

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Schlag Sweetleaf

nice to see you again ;)

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Sajiri

If I were one of my PC’s, well…hm…I’d say Blade and Soul because Im very attached to my warlock there, she’s the hero, and the world is beautiful…but there seems to be a habit there of everywhere getting corrupted and people turning into demons, and the PC tends to have all their friends die a lot.

Im weirdly attracted to shin megami tensei: Imagine’s post apocalyptic world, I wish the game was still live so I could explore it more. If I wanted a nice world though I’d choose the one from Dream of Mirror Online, it was often bright and pretty and cheery

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Tobasco da Gama

I love LOTRO, like, a lot. And Middle Earth has a lot to recommend it.

No internet, though.

So I’d probably pick Star Trek Online. I haven’t actually played the game, but the Federation seems like a pretty nice place to live, as long as you’re not wearing a red shirt.

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Schmidt.Capela

STO. Then I could use the Holodeck to experience any other game world I ever wanted to live in.

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miol

Brilliant!

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Rheem Octuris

Probably the original Everquest. Something about Norrath just makes me want to be part of that world.

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Sorenthaz

FFXIV or WoW. Probably XIV favored cuz catgirls. And survival odds are likely a bit higher.

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2Ton Gamer

Hands down, Lotro in the Shire.. I like Rohan as well, but the constant warg/orc raids might make it tough.

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BalsBigBrother

Um .. you may want to look up the Scouring of the Shire :-)