MMORPGs are story machines. I don’t just mean that they’re games in which the writers tell you a bunch of tales, although that is certainly true. But they’re also games where the crazy multiplayer environment creates emergent and personal stories.
I always like to tell the story of how, during The Burning Crusade, I had a guildie put me on follow as she went to the kitchen for a snack break. I was on my Druid at the time and absolutely in love with my ability to transform into my insta-flight mode. So I ran her character over to a cliff and jumped off, turning into a bird as I did so. Over Vent, I heard her returning right then to see her character plunge to her doom. I think our entire guild was laughing about that for a week straight.
What’s a favorite MMO story that you like to tell? What memorable moment from your time in-game can you share with us today?