For the longest time I had difficulty taking FFXIV’s Lalafel as anything but a bizarre joke. I mean, I love short races, but they seemed way too cutsey and comical to be taken seriously as an actual player combat race. But then I forced myself to roll one, gave her a punk hairdo, and now I’ve strangely fallen in love with her. In a totally platonic way.
Getting out of our comfort zones in gaming can be difficult to do, but I find that there are amazing discoveries to be had when I do so. I might find a style of play, an activity, a class, or a type of game enjoyable when I had previously poo-pooed them.
When’s the last time you got out of your comfort zone in an MMO? What was the result?