The Daily Grind: Have you ever been part of a play in an MMO?


Two of my favorite MMOs, Lord of the Rings Online and The Secret World, share an unusual but interesting trait: They both have interactive theaters that encourage players to be part of the stage experience.

While I am not the world’s most consummate theater goer, there’s something about in-game plays that interest me. Giving players tools to entertain each other while adding to the aura of normal (non-combative) life in towns is fun and immersive. I’ve only been part of a play maybe twice in my MMO career, but it was kind of a rush to know that people were watching me perform for them.

Have you ever been part of a play in an MMO? For a bonus question, which MMO has the best support, tools, and settings for player-run theater performances?

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!