The Daily Grind: Do you have your profanity filter on in MMOs?


You may not realize this from reading what I write on this site, but I curse a lot in real life. It’s not appropriate to be dropping four-letter words of every description in articles, so I do so rarely, but outside of these contexts I curse a lot. Thus, I tend to turn off the profanity filter that every MMO tends to feature, because it doesn’t bother me and it prevents some of my sentences from looking like a game of Mad Libs.

But there are also lots of reasons to leave the filter on. You might just not like cursing, for example, or you might not want to see the particularly awful stuff that you see in lots of text chat even though you’re fine with curse words. Or you might have kids watching you. Whatever the reason, today we’re asking if you have your profanity filter on in MMOs. Do you tend to keep your words on the clean side, or do you open up the floodgates to new and exciting curse words?

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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