The Daily Grind: Do you have any strange MMORPG memory associations, and what are they?

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I’ve been thinking about this topic for a few weeks, ever since MJ and I did a stream on the City of Heroes base building tool via Paragon Chat. Going into the map brought back a distinct memory for me of happily decorating in my base and hearing a news story about a car accident that really impacted me at the time. I hadn’t thought about it in years.

Whenever I think of 9-11, my mind inevitably wanders back to that one awful dude in my EverQuest guild who chewed me out for canceling a guild meeting about some petty drama originally planned for that same day. I always think of his blue bard armor. It certainly made leaving that game space much easier.

Every time I hear a certain song from a certain album, I think about that one winter I couldn’t make the long trip home for the holidays and sat around grinding Star Wars Galaxies’ terrible holiday events instead.

I can’t go into that one zone in WoW’s Cataclysm without remembering the eight months of extreme pregnancy nausea I was in the middle of when I first tried doing that zone. (For what it’s worth, Uldum is a great zone, but I didn’t realize that until the nausea was over!)

I suspect this is inevitable for long-term or hardcore MMORPG players: Events, small or large, personal or private, are going to be tied to play. Do you have any strange MMORPG memory associations, and if so, what are they?

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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