The Daily Grind: What small details in MMOs have you noticed?
Because I’m always playing the World of Warcraft auction house, I spend a lot of time hanging out in the Stormwind branch as a result. Other than cursing the Horde jerks that think it’s funny to run in and slaughter the auctioneers, I’ve observed that once an hour, one of the auctioneer’s sons comes in to bring his mother some food.
It’s just a small script that exists solely to be one of thousands of small details that make up this particular game world, and while it’s just “flavor,” I find it an essential part to making places like Azeroth feel alive and fleshed-out.
I love little details like that, such as tiny scripted events, little art details, or environmental storytelling in MMORPGs. What small details in your games have you noticed and appreciated?