Sword and Bored: 10 rats

You knew this one would eventually come. Who hasn’t run the kill-10-rats quest in every MMO? Now our favorite silent protagonist gets to run his first quest on his new PvE server. I promise this time he does not get stabbed in the back.

Before we jump to the comic, I want to comment on the comments we’ve received with all of these posts so far. One of my favorite things is reading what you think Mo should do next or what you think he’s going to do. Of course, we can’t follow all the suggestions because of time or they just don’t fit the vision we have for the character, but we are reading them. Don’t be surprised if we actually listen and have Mo follow some of your suggestions.

With that said, keep the comments rolling, and here’s this week’s Sword and Bored

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lunshea
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lunshea

No reason to hide the fact that most mmo’s are full of ‘kill 10 rats’ quests, they’re all having it. Learn from Everquest 2!

http://eq2.wikia.com/wiki/Kill_10_Rats

This quest title was honest, self-explanatory and gave me a good laugh as well :)

mysecretid
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mysecretid

ausj3w3l 
Ah yes, Dead Space. I liked the first one well enough, but (in my opinion) the sequels got more and more formulaic. Dead Space 3 I played, hoping it would get better as it went along. It really didn’t.
And then I played Alien: Isolation, and realized how the source material works (for me) so much better than the pseudo-homage.
My opinions only, of course,

WildarX
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WildarX

Air elementals carry their loot in air pockets

StClair
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StClair

“I saw a mudcrab the other day.”

MewmewGirl
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MewmewGirl

We used to ask and wonder where the small animals were carrying their loot.  Like small bats that have big items and bunches of gold, too big for their bodies, so we imagined they were carrying them around in their mouths.  People do seem to prefer this kind of gaming over the realistic drop kind though :D

This reminds me of something else as well.  We all know the “kill 10 rats” quests.  I was playing this game where I got a quest to “Kill 10 Rats” – but when going to the quest area, “10 Rats” ended up being the name of this giant dude instead of it actually being 10 rats :D  It was cute to see it turn out to be something different using that same old gaming staple.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

wolfyseyes 
…not to mention the organic facial expression on a metal plate helm. Perhaps MO is a golem, instead of a humanoid. o.O

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

Honestly, in a comic where a guy emotes via helmet plume? I was not paying terribly rapt attention. lol

Kanbe
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Kanbe

This reminds me of Bards Tale. “I just killed a wolf that appears to have swallowed a small treasury.”
Next Mo can go back and turn the quest in for a brand new and totally different quest. The same npc will now tell him to gather 15 rat tails. Huge difference because now instead of just killing rats he has to gather a quest item that will naturally only drop if the quest is active. But hey its totally different this time and much more intresting this time!

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

What an original and funny joke!

ps/ biggest sarcasm of my life