The Daily Grind: Who are your favorite recurring MMO NPCs?


Every MMO player knows that a vast majority of NPCs that we encounter will be one-quest stands. We’ll do something nice for them, they’ll bark a catchphrase at us, they’ll toss out some piddly reward, and we’ll never encounter each other again even if we literally saved their business, lives, or family.

Yet lately we’ve seen MMOs such as Guild Wars 2, Secret World Legends, SWTOR, and FFXIV invest in a recurring cast of characters. I personally love this approach, as it gives us more identifiable NPCs that can grow and develop alongside of us. It definitely offers stronger narrative possibilities!

So assuming that you feel the same, who are your favorite recurring NPCs in MMOs? Which characters do you love to encounter and adventure alongside?

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Something something strong undead woman.


Rip Tybalt Leftpaw from gw2 he was my favorite T_T


Ì must be very intolerant, the FFXIV NPCs drove me away from the game! Cardboard cutouts, the lot of them.

I’ll go with “Mr Noble, Mr Right, Mr Quote-Some-Ancient-Knight”, Richard Sonnac. Kirsten Geary made me laugh more, but I wouldn’t like to be left alone in a room with her.

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for me its neverwinter online Minsc’s and Boo :D, i know they are from baldur’s gate, but i liked the missions in the mmorpg also, they rule them all


Naryu just edges Razum-dar for me.

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Honorable mention to Prishe from FFXI as well

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FFXIV has lots of fun characters that I enjoy interacting with when they pop up in the storylines, namely Hildebrand (both son and father), Thancred and Urianger.


Jakarro The Wookiee from Star Wars: The Old Republic, but we haven’t seen him since the end of the Shadow of Revan story expansion in 2014. I wish BioWare would have him return as a player companion in a story arc that takes place on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. Both the inclusion of Kashyyyk and the return of Jakarro are way over due in SWTOR.


Razum-Dar from ESO.


Ah, well. It was Darth Marr, but… Lol! Never say never again, I guess.