The Daily Grind: Which MMO zone would be the worst place to live in?

There are parts of every MMO that look lovely, like the sort of place you’d love to live. But that’s definitely minority. I mean, let’s look at Final Fantasy XIV’s Mor Dhona, a blasted hellscape literally filled with void energy and ice over everything. Or World of Warcraft’s Outland, which is both a warped nightmare land and a collection of continents which people still mistakenly call “Outlands” or “the Outlands” despite the fact that the game’s package made it clear that was wrong years ago. Heck, there’s Taris in Star Wars: The Old Republic, where the Republic is actually trying to form a colony despite the fact that it’s a puddle of diseased sewage.

And this is just off of the top of my head; there are lava zones, places covered in lightning, probably a least a few midway through a robot revolution. Trove takes place in an exploding neon nightmare, it’s probably not fun to live there however you slice it. So which MMO zone would be the worst place to live in? And are some of those places still locales where some of your characters might make a home despite the awful conditions?

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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Jon Camp

For me it’d have to be pretty much the entire continent of Dusken in Rift… but most especially the zone called Seratos. That zone is so awful I actually quit playing the game. I leveld from 50-60 through there on my 1st character, but then the next 2 I leveled solely on the other “Brevane” continent. Then I tried to level my mage up in Seratos again thinking “It couldn’t really have been THAT bad, right?”

Mage is still level 57, stuck in Seratos, and I haven’t played Rift in a long time. Didn’t buy the last 2 expansions… just… no. THAT is how awful that zone is. Put me off the game entirely.

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Viktor Budusov

Lotro’s Angmar and Dagorlad. First has dark magic sky, cold and dry climate, acid rivers etc. Dagorlad is dry, all water in swamp with corpses, bones everywhere and huge waste dump. And we didn’t see Mordor yet!

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Dividion

My first thought was TSW. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere there.
Another unpleasant location would be the Ettenmoors in LotRO.

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Viktor Budusov

Ettenmoors has so cute hobbit village!

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Stuart Gibson

anything ran by EA or Sony, since they’ll pull the plug once a few people move out.

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Van

Coldharbour; Elder Scrolls Online

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Ben Stone

Teldrassil. Its full of disgusting elves.

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Jeffery Witman

The Chasm in Neverwinter. Just… No.

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hurbster

GW1 post Searing Ascalon.

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Pedge Jameson

Not a Darnassus yet?

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Keir

What’s wrong with Darnassus? Best city in Azeroth…

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Bryan Correll

It’s full of nelfs.

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Estranged

Definitely Taris. Toxic environment and rakghouls!

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Bryan Correll

I once described Taris as being like a barrel of toxic waste that a gorilla had taken a dump in.