The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO mob type that totally icks you out?

    
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For some people, it’s spiders. For others, it’s bats or snakes. (For Justin, it’s elves.) And for me, it’s roaches.

I’ve been incredibly lucky, honestly, that MMORPG developers are stuck on bears and spiders and orcs and haven’t figured out the whole roach thing, but there it is. Roaches and beetle types freak me out, even in video games. I’m not even going to go google for the formal term for “beetle types” for this post because I know there will be pictures. There were entire levels of Torchlight II (shown above — sans roaches) that I simply couldn’t play until some lovely modder came up with a plugin to get rid of them after many players begged him to. (What’s less cool about that thread is how many people showed up to laugh at people with critter phobias or lectured us on exposure therapies that fail more than work. On second thought, don’t read that thread. Just cheer the modder.)

I certainly won’t make fun of you, and I want to know what freaks you out. Is there an MMO mob type that bothers you so much you just run the other way? [PS: Please don’t embed pics of stuff you know is going to freak people out. Just link!]

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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thatchefdude
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thatchefdude

Fippy Darkpaw, that gnoll-dude has like 20M lives…..

TiaNadiezja
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TiaNadiezja

Swarms. Especially swarms that buzz.

Veldan
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Veldan

ArchDevi Ever heard of the word “immersion”?  Games don’t have to be real to feel real when you’re playing them. I feel sorry for you if you’ve never experienced that, because you miss out on a lot then.

ArchDevi
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ArchDevi

Damonvile omedon666
I do have imagination, but it also comes with maturity, which considering the comments in here, I suppose qualify me as a superhero and my power would be the ability to tell reality from fantasy, which seems to be really really rare

ArchDevi
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ArchDevi

omedon666
the requirements for eing a ad ass have seriously plummeted from ack ago, I guess

Radfist
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Radfist

Nanulak Not what you meant, but the player models that some people came up with in Aion really creeped me out hahaha.

Radfist
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Radfist

The Evil Eyes in EQ2, especially in the Obelisk of Lost Souls pitch black areas.  Their death animation was pretty gross too.

Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

All good, in hindsight it was insensitive of me to embed pictures.
Sorry to anyone who may have been distressed.

Maggie_May
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Maggie_May

I loved the Karka ….in GW2 but the babies just freaked me out .. attaching themselves to my head and all….

MageInquisitor
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MageInquisitor

Vashj’ir, the underwater zone introduced in WOW Cataclysm, features two mobs that make me uneasy; the whale shark and Velskar (the elite snake-like creature). I wouldn’t want them to disappear though; I like how they make the entire zone feel more terrifying.