The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite non-combat ability in an MMO?
Combat abilities in MMOs are big, flashy, and usually leave a mangled corpse. That’s why they’re there. But sometimes you wind up with non-combat abilities that are just plain fun to use. Everyone always loved White Mage teleports in Final Fantasy XI, even when there were faster ways to get from place to place; they just look cool, a bit intense spell. Mage portals and tables in World of Warcraft are fun to drop, and everyone loves a Death Knight with Path of Frost.
Today, we want to celebrate non-combat abilities. Travel powers in Champions Online, mounts in Guild Wars 2, little things that exist to offer some extra utility and flavor. What’s your favorite non-combat ability in an MMO? Is it something that made you pick your character build just so you could play around with it, or does it just look and feel neat?