Leaderboard: What do you expect out of live MMORPG events in 2017?


Earlier this month, Black Desert GMs ran a live in-game event. I was super excited to hear about something like that in a newer MMORPG until I saw some of the complaints. Apparently, the event amounted to a “mysterious stranger” played by what I assume is a GM, who arrived on Valencia 6 and started “gathering souls,” i.e., murdering everyone in sight with a scythe, until players took him down.

To me, that’s not really a live event. That’s the sort of obnoxious thing GMs used to do in classic¬†EverQuest, inhabit sand giants and just start massacring newbs (less funny back when deaths cost you experience).

I’m jaded; I’ve seen live events in Ultima Online for so long that my bar is way higher than just powertripping GMs on a god character. I expect a long-running storyline, discussion, choices, a purpose to the interaction that elevates it above, well, a world boss.¬†What do you expect out of live MMORPG events in 2017?

What do you expect out of live MMORPG events in 2017? (Choose all that apply.)

  • Some kind of interaction with live NPCs (12%, 36 Votes)
  • Roleplay interactions. (10%, 29 Votes)
  • Combat challenges. (6%, 17 Votes)
  • Special loot. (10%, 30 Votes)
  • ANY loot. (6%, 17 Votes)
  • Multiple locations. (6%, 18 Votes)
  • An ongoing plot or storyline. (12%, 35 Votes)
  • ANY plot or story at all besides KILL. (12%, 37 Votes)
  • Some sort of permanent effect on the game. (9%, 27 Votes)
  • Badges, titles, or achievements. (9%, 28 Votes)
  • What's a live event? I have never seen one. Sadface. (7%, 20 Votes)
  • Don't know, no reply, elf butts, view responses. (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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