The Daily Grind: What MMO April Fools’ Day joke makes you sad it’s just a joke?

    
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It's not real.

It’s not really difficult to tell when an announcement is an April Fools’ Day joke; they’re usually pretty obvious. Final Fantasy XIV‘s announcement of Tactics Alexander did not actually convince me it was going to exist. But I really want it to exist because I endlessly adore Final Fantasy Tactics and would play through an amalgam of the two games like it was my job. (Which, in light of FFXIV’s extant cues from the Ivalice games, it already kind of is.)

This is not the first time this has happened, though. Laugh all you want, but I would be thrilled if World of Warcraft had actually added the Bard. Heck, there have been some Star Citizen gags that I’ve found more interesting than the actual game itself. The mark of a good April Fools’ Day joke is not just whether the joke is funny; it’s also about whether or not you want the joke to be real despite knowing it’s not. So now that the most recent year is fading into memory, we ask you: What MMO April Fool’s Day joke makes you sad it’s just a joke? Which game gave you something ridiculous, only for you to mutter “wait, I actually want that”?

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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Ken from Chicago

Does the Neverwinter “Dragon” race count, since they later actually added the Dragonborn?

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Armsbend

I got excited for a second when I saw Google’s Garden Gnome for outdoor questions this year. It solved two big issues of mine: outdoor questions and my lack of a proper garden gnome.

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Ken from Chicago

How would a Google Gnome be powered if it’s outside?

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Grim? Darhk

Swtor. Still waiting for the actual Star wars MMO with a good story to come out.

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Ken from Chicago

I think Bree would argue SWG already came out. ;-)

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Schmidt.Capela

Except that it wasn’t really about the story, but rather about the setting and allowing you to live in it.

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zoward

World of Starcraft.

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Roger Melly

I got caught out on April fools day . A friend of mine told me that Star Citizen had been given a release date of Q4 2018 .

/FACEPALM

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Armsbend

Were you excited or disappointed?

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Oleg Chebeneev

Warmane announced on April 1 there will be TBC server in their servers roaster. Everyone took it as a joke. April 2 – and they confirmed its not a joke: http://forum.warmane.com/showthread.php?t=350706

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Oleg Chebeneev

Nvm, read the headline wrong

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hurbster

WoW – Bard Class

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wallyce

Even though Anet named it passive aggressively “Infantile Mode” , I can only shake my head, that after all this time of reasonable arguments, they still consider an easier mode for their raids with diminshed loot, a mere joke!

“- Infantile mode is now available for all raids. Bosses have 50% reduced health and outgoing damage. Loot from the boss chests consists of two blues and a green.”

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Dyer Oac

I play oac on mobile, theres yesterday would have been a game changer. Being able to pickpocket the bought currency in a pretty p2w would kill it. And Elliot you sound familiar on podcasts, Molotov(oceanic server) way back when maybe. Here’s link to oacs April 1st joke https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1472880779449863&substory_index=0&id=304615009609785

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Dystopiq

FFT is one of my favorite games ever.