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?