The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO fantasy setting?

    
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Elder Scrolls

I’ve been fooling about in Elder Scrolls Online this week, and in some ways it’s like coming home. I wrote Massively’s ESO column for a few months in 2014, and I played the heck out of the game at launch and over the summer.

Apart from that, though, I’ve always loved the world presented in the Elder Scrolls series, and ZeniMax did a great job importing that lore, ambiance, and an unquantifiable atmosphere that I thoroughly enjoy even as I struggle to describe it.

What about you, MOP readers? What’s your favorite MMO fantasy setting?

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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melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

q945 camelotcrusade Galaxies really nailed tatooine.   The dust, the shuttlecraft, the NPCS and their warring factions, who might suddenly break out in a gunfight when 2 different wandering NPC groups with bad faction encountered each other, giving the place a violent, “wild wild west” vibe… that was good stuff.

Ramellan
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Ramellan

Hmm, I’ve played in a couple MMO’s so far, not that many, but it could be a toss-up. My all-time favorite Fantasy setting would be Eberron, which did get an MMO, but I never played that one. Still loved it for the way it turned common racial stereotypes on its head, and how it made magic commonplace to the point it was industrialized. Fantasy steampunk. Combined with all the different forces fighting through the world (nations, religions, dragonmark houses, extra planar races) it just feels so full of potential. I could adventure for years there.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

dirtyklingon DPandaren BigAngryPlays Honestly the biggest retcon that annoyed me in WoW was turning Arthus from being a good guy who was trying to do the good thing by any means (Like a super zealot paladin, which he kind of was), type of character, to the, nope he was a bad person the entire time and was corrupted by Frostmourne from the get go.

Yeah, I really really hated Rise of the Lich King.

crawlkill
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crawlkill

uh…now you mention it, I don’t think I like a single one. that’s probably an important thing to have realized about myself. give me modern weirdness or scifi or don’t bother me, I guess.

FeveredDreamer
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FeveredDreamer

cromahr FeveredDreamer Thanks :)

I definitely consider myself lucky, my dad has pretty much always been my closest friend.  Should I have a kid one day I certainly intend to read with him.

mourasaint
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mourasaint

NomadMorlock Poor soul…

NomadMorlock
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NomadMorlock

For MMO’s I’ve played my favorite settings have been the Star Wars settings in both Star Wars MMO’ (prefer SWG) and Elder Scrolls Online and Age of Conan for fantasy settings. I like Howard’s world very much but ESO’s wealth of lore is something special.

NomadMorlock
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NomadMorlock

Lol. Your comment is laughable. There is nothing generic about the setting or lore. It’s very well developed acros many games. It’s hard to find its equal.

Pashgan
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Pashgan

In fantasy games – anything without guns and “extraterrestrial” creatures. For example Dark Ages in DAoC + early medieval setting in vanilla Ultima were perfect.
Still sci-fi settings are the best. So among present games real winner is Skyforge and its original combination of classical Greek mythology and futurology (could be StarWars setting but it’s spoiled by “quality” of SWTOR).

jgauthier45
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jgauthier45

BryanCo jgauthier45 Wait… so all of that stuff doesn’t exist in our world today??  8^(   Dreams shattered…