It’d be tempting to think that back in the long, long ago when MMOs were still young, MMO players weren’t quite as jaded about player-created content in their games. It was common to see roleplay tavern night and overwatch events in early MMOs. A few guildies and I even once put a scavenger hunt quest together, appointing ourselves in specific places under the Kelethin death traps and picking a newbie out of the spawn pile to offer our custom quest. It was wholesome.
And yet, in July, more than two decades into the genre, we saw Lord of the Rings Online players come together for Weatherstock, which when you boil it down to its bare fundamentals is really just a bunch of people clicking a button to make their instruments play music. Also incredibly wholesome. Maybe some MMO gamers are jaded, but I say we should keep resisting that temptation! I love this stuff. I wish we saw more of it float to the top of the community.
Today’s Daily Grind runs along the player-created event theme: What’s the best player-run event you’ve ever witnessed in an MMO, and second, what’s the most wholesome event you’ve come across?