Pretty much every MMORPG has some sort of corpse run – that is, when you die, you have to run some sort of gauntlet to get back on your feet, by way of punishment. In the long long ago, you were literally running back to your corpse to collect your stuff before a player or monster looted it, either as a ghost or as a naked and defenseless person. Over the years, it’s become a bit more sanitized in themeparks especially; you might take a minor damage hit to your gear, or you might just be ported to a distant location and have to fight your way back – but you don’t actually risk losing your kit, just a little bit of your time (and pride).
I bet a lot of our readers remember some truly horrific corpse runs from early MMOs. I recall one mangled Fear raid in EverQuest where it took us nearly two days to get a hundred bodies recovered from the zone. It’s hard to imagine that flying here in 2019.
What was the worst MMORPG for corpse runs? Do you have a particularly harrowing tale to tell?