The Daily Grind: Who is the most insufferable MMO companion or NPC?

    
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Oh yeah, I totally put Quinn up there in the header. You know this is going to be good.

Anyway, originally I was going to ask who your favorite MMO companion was, but where’s the fun in that? Considering how often I see my Star Wars: The Old Republic guild whine about certain annoying characters — Corso, anyone? Skadge? — I suspect that there’s a massive reservoir of hate out there that needs to be publicly drained lest it flood the planet.

So consider this full permission to unload on the most insufferable companion, team-up, partner, or NPC ally in the MMO. Let the snark flow and don’t spare any adjectives!

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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Fathdris
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Fathdris

Blizz. I really want to kill that damn jawa. All Jawas must DIE!

BryanCo
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BryanCo

DanielReasor  You’d rather have Skadge than Mako?  I’d rather have scabies than Skadge.

tonycalopez
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tonycalopez

Sarah Goddamned Oakheart in LOTRO.  The absolute slowest possible escort quest NPC, and you have to “rescue” her about seven times in the first fifty levels.  There are times I would simply start an escort quest and walk away, giggling to myself as she was mercilessly slaughtered.

Hurbster
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Hurbster

I still refuse to use Quinn, even though not using him gimps my tank quite badly. I would rather use Vette or to burn enemies down.

Hurbster
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Hurbster

AtticLion ApathyCurve He’s a LS companion. I’m guessing you two played your smuggler as total bastards.

Hurbster
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Hurbster

TronSheridan If you are on a PC, there is probably a mod to sort that out.

Hurbster
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Hurbster

imayb1 Veldan bargamer

Yay, PlagueofGripes !

Adri Cortesia
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Adri Cortesia

GW2 Traherne! no additional comment required ..

imayb1
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imayb1

Siphaed Laelgon LOL. My guildies and I were discussing such a scenario last night– that Trahearne would be turned by Mordremoth and we’d all get to kill him. :D

imayb1
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imayb1

alexjwillis johnmynard Archebius AtticLion Not to defend Trahearne, here, but… You are told that his Wyld Hunt is to cleanse Orr. Then you help him do it– in another one of those ‘be a meat shield while he does something ritualistic’ things. That’s followed by everyone celebrating him while he privately tells you he couldn’t have done it without you. 

Him ‘stealing the spotlight’, is a little annoying, but Trahearne’s constant background exposition jabber really gets on my nerves.