The Daily Grind: Which MMO biomes do you love and hate?

    
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Environment is super-important to me, both in real life and in video games. My surroundings have a large impact on my mood, with my favorite places lifting my spirits and oppressive ones turning me into Oscar the Grouch.

Thus, I find myself gravitating to certain zones in MMOs. Pastoral settings such as Lord of the Rings Online’s Shire or welcoming woods like World of Warcraft’s Elwynn Forest are safe bets for a dose of Justin happiness, as are Christmasy-type winter wonderlands. But I find jungle zones irritating, lava zones tired, and anything with a sand motif to be only useful as a highway to better places.

Which biomes do you love and hate?

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AntagonistWizard
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AntagonistWizard

And i HATE* everything that fails to do so. My favourite word: Consistency.

AntagonistWizard
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AntagonistWizard

Werewolf Finds Dragon 
Contrary to the other article i read before this one, your comment on this one is very interesting, i can relate to that.

I also hate stereotypical childish good vs evil. 
I love the concept of wizards and magic, but hate how inconsistent magic mechanics and enviroments with “magic” are.
My opinion on biomes is: I like any world that is consistent with its rules, and any biome that is well crafted under its world rules. And i have everything that fails to do so.

Morreion
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Morreion

Forests are my favorite.  This probably has something to do with Campacorentin Forest in DAoC- you could easily get lost if you went off the path, and there were hidden nasties among all of those trees.  Occasionally you’d find giant spiderwebs (with their attendant creators), some ruins with bad guys skulking around, a dungeon or a tower…

Now I’m all nostalgiac.  Again.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

20-30 I think…

CthulhuDawg
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CthulhuDawg

jaxomdad +1 internets for that avatar

CthulhuDawg
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CthulhuDawg

Bannex19 I just picked that up not too long ago, what level range is it?

SomniumWintersun
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SomniumWintersun

ManastuUtakata Estranged Seriously, lol. Every time I head out into Eastern Than for whatever reason via the Camp “Dry”bone aetheryte, it seems to be pissing down rain.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

I am so damn sick of swamps in my games, it’s almost irrational.

alexheartnet64
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alexheartnet64

Aniseed There is also the Canyon Ambush stage in Guns of Icarus Online.  The canyons are quite scenic, very narrow, and way too tall to fly over.  Canyons, being what they are, prevent people from seeing stuff behind it so no one can see very far and as a result opposing ships sometimes get as close as melee range with each other before any player on either ship notices.
In Guns of Icarus a lot of time is spent looking at scenic vistas from very high up, especially if you are not the captain or gunner.

Craywulf
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Craywulf

For me, I judge an environment based on the liveliness, I want to feel the breeze and see the dust in the rays of light. The creepy crawlers under my feet  and avian flutters above, the spooked wildlife above the knee deep fog. The shimmering puddles that splash from my steps. The leaves falling gracefully. The sounds of pouring rain pelts and the resistance of snow packed trails.

Its never just one motif, but all the little things that make it worth exploring.