It always struck me as a cute trick that the original Guild Wars gave your characters birthday presents. Sometimes they were even valuable birthday presents, seeing as how your characters had to be around for quite a while before they could pick up presents. It’s a little trick that I’m sad more MMOs haven’t picked up on, especially when it’s possible to have characters rack up no small amount of play time over the years.
Obviously, there are reasons why this isn’t the state of affairs. It’s a combination of how birthday gifts encourage you to fill up character slots immediately even if you might not want to play all of them and the reality that there are lots of MMOs not really designed around multi-year play much of the time. Still, there are titles where I’d love to see these sorts of things in operation, and not just because I’d be getting so many Final Fantasy XIV presents. What about you? Do you wish more MMOs celebrated character birthdays?