The Daily Grind: Which MMO character is your all-time favorite?

    
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Here’s a fun little perk of working at Massively OP: We get to choose the headers, and quite often we writers use screenshots from our own play experiences to show off our characters. That right up there is my Lord of the Rings Online Lore-master, Syppi, who has been with me for at least six or seven years now. She’s my main and I have deep affection for her.

But if you were to ask me if she was my all-time favorite MMO character… boy, I don’t know. I have a lot of great memories with several different ones from various games. I’m incredibly partial to my World of Warcraft Death Knight Syppy (see a naming convention here?) as well as my Secret World mainstay (in both versions) Yeti.

In the end, this post isn’t about me — it’s about you. If you were forced to pick, which MMO character, past or present, would you say is your all-time favorite?

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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IronSalamander8 .

CoH/CoV: Iron Vixen, my blue skinned invulnerable/super strength Tanker! She was awesome looking and fun to play.

SWTOR: Darth Morella my Chiss Sith Juggernaut that I wrote many stories for and RPed a lot even after my guild had quit.

EQ: Morteena my human SK of Bertoxxulous, my first real MMO character ever.

FF14: I’m loving my adorable Mi’qote Keeper of the Moon with her gray skin and white hair. The game is so pretty!

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CubAvenger

Although my screen name comes from my Katana/Regen Scrapper in City Of Heroes, I think my favorite (at least judging by the screenshots I have of him from the final days and seconds of the game) was my blue-haired Stone/Stone Brute Beef Mountain. He gave me back the fun of my aggro-holding, pre-Issue 4, Fire/Fire Tanker Singed Fur with the go-go-go of my scrapper.

But a close second is one of my first characters who was remade several times. At first he was a scrapper, but ultimately he became a Dark/Dark Tanker: Bashback.

His backstory:

Bryce Bensonkowski, a most unfortunate name for a boy with a severe lisp, spent his youth being bullied constantly. One evening whilst walking home alone from the library, he was beaten to death in a hate crime by some local rednecks. The gods of The Netherworld saved young Bryce’s life and turned him into a deathless machine of revenge.
Granting him dark powers of The Netherworld and speeding up the development of Bryce’s body, the gods made a hero who would bash the bashers back. With this gift of rebirth, Bryce became the defender of sissy boys everywhere.

To all those who would taunt him now, Bashback has only one thing to say, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy FIGHT!”

I had so much fun with both of these characters. So many memories of good times with them (hot pink, mid-air Midnight Grasp on an Arachnos Flier during a Master of Ms. Liberty Task Force run, anyone?). Friendships started because of them/their names that continue to this day. And, most importantly, Bashback was a way for me to work through childhood trauma (not quite that traumatic, but still violent) and create a hero I wish I could have seen when I was a kid.

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Triona Falconer

My kiting Druid from the original Everquest… she was so much fun to play. Close runner up was my Midgard Runemaster or my Hibernian Bard from Dark Age of Camelot.

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Carebear

My favorite by far is my FFXIV Miqo’te :P

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And recentrly with a new hairstyle :P

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Utakata

This publication doesn’t have enough Miqo’te’s, IMO. <3

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Carebear

:P indeed!

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IronSalamander8 .

:D

My main in FF14 is a Mi’qote as well; a kind of drow looking Keeper of the Moon.

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cambruin

My pre-Cataclysm frost Death Knight. Being able to DPS as well as Tank with a single build, being able to PvE ánd PvP with that very same build by just switching a few talents around. And her name; Ðaiquiri, female Orc. And her looks, oh boy. Not sexy as in those silly over-sexualized Asian MMOs, but she felt just ‘right’. Body structure, armour and weaponry being more realistic on female orcs (no rediculously oversized shoulder armour), her animations. What a woman!

She was awesome. And then the Cataclysm came. I’ll never forgive Blizzard for that horrendous pile of t*rd. Whoever thought it’d be a good idea to remove ‘bloat’ and ‘simplify’ what was already one of the simplest MMOs on the market has no place in online gaming.

I so wish I had some pictures of her still, but in my disappointment I deleted anything and everything WoW-related. Cold turkey. Stupid of me, for she was my best character ever and now she sits in limbo… poor thing, she deserved better! Thanks Massively, feeling pretty bad about how I treated her now :(

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Oleg Chebeneev

Looks like I misunderstood the question earlier. Ok among MY MMO characters Inssanity from WoW custom server Project Ascension is definetly my favourite. You can combine abilities and talents from all classes to create your own build and I made a pretty sick arcane mage. Here is him in action:

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Nicole Roman

My Priest Marguarita from World of Warcraft. Though my GW2 Necromancer Valclair may over take her soon lol, I have such a blast playing him.

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Utakata

…and she sports my patented pigtails too. <3

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yoh_sl

My Elementalist back from Guild Wars, Yoruichi Stonevale (also back when I actually liked Bleach). She was a super tank. I enjoyed making what should be a fragile DPS caster, into the most unkillable tank ever. While still having decent dps actually.
Plus earth is just my favorite elemental type ever.
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Cyclone Jack

Easy; at the top of the list is my Ice Blaster from CoH. Now, if you had ask for my top 5, that’s where things get quite difficult. ;)

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rafterman74

Probably my Shaman, Anak, from EQ. What a great class. It also inspired me to remake him in just about every MMO that had a Shaman class since, from DaoC to Vanguard and WoW.