The Daily Grind: Which MMO boss fights are actually fun?

Boss fights in MMORPGs are often slapped with predictable labels: tedious, challenging, interesting, technical, difficult, or face-roll. Yet one that I’m always looking for is the simple “fun.”

Can a boss fight go beyond being an obstacle between me and my precious loot to actually be a fun experience? I think so, indeed. Every so often it seems like developers put in extra effort to create a boss encounter that is exhilarating from start to finish.

The other night I was fighting this giant toothy boss in RIFT when we got to a stage where we did a massive leap onto its shoulders to start smacking it about the head. It’s a small change, but it did turn the fight from a dull slapping of the giant’s shins to a grin-worthy experience.

What do you think?

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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