The Daily Grind: How have other MMO players amused you?

    
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I absolutely love the fact that massively multiplayer titles give me a social experience even when I’m in a room all by myself. Bumping into other players, seeing them chat, and just knowing that they are there gives me a comfort that is hard to explain — but is noticeably absent when I play single-player RPGs.

What I love best is how other players endlessly amuse me. Whether it’s the inane debates over things that don’t matter in Barrens chat, dancing on top of mailboxes, silly guild names, punny monikers, atrocious outfits, adorable outfits, or spontaneous acts of heroism and self-sacrifice, the unknown behavior of the community keeps me coming back day after day.

How have other MMO players amused you, either recently or memorably in the past?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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Ballistic Betty

I think that the best and worst aspect of mmo’s is the social experiences, but yeah people are amusing either way.

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Brazen Bondar

The header screenshot is from Agartha in the old TSW. During events and holidays you could almost always find players doing something funny there. One time there was an item released. I think it was a flying dragon like thing but it was apparently coded for factions. Every body would get together at the entrance of Agartha and pull out the dragon thing, which would then attack each other. That was hilarious. The dance lines in that location were epic. …sigh…miss that game still.

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donvweel

In DDO there is a low level spell called grease it is not terribly useful, but as a practical joke it’s funny if done at the right time and place. The entire party ends up sliding helplessly downhill.

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Sarah Cushaway

Can’t say that’s happened since about 2010 or so.

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MilitiaMasterV

Facebook was doing one of those ‘memories’ things and reminded me of a post I made quite a few years ago where I was roaming around the Earth Spacedock on Star Trek Online and I saw a player named ‘Emergency Papal Hologram’. Granted I’m anti-religious IRL, but still, the amusement of thinking of someone creating a hologram like the one that was actually created for the lore gave me a good chuckle. Especially considering religion was supposed to have gone away when the Federation ‘became more enlightened’….so some people who still believed would need that…

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FalseDandelion

Back when a browser game called Starlight Story was a thing, I was part of a pretty tight-knit guild. And we were buds with another guild. One time we played Love Train over voice chat and lined up to parade around the main town.

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Castagere Shaikura

Back in the day in Anarchy online’s Omni Entertainment. On the weekends the area would be packed with players in all the night clubs just hanging out chatting and having fun. I really miss those days. I loved logging in on the weekend nights in AO.

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Utakata

I come here to be amused by other players. It rarely disappoints. <3

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Skoryy

Pourin’ a box of Hami-O’s out for Ascendant. “The girl from Ipanema~”

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Amadahy

My favorite of all time was probably a character in LotRO named ‘Do’.

Now, there are lots of titles you could achieve and display back in the day, like ‘the Wary’. I’m not sure if they are all still achievable any more, but ‘Do’ used to run around with the best title (and…probably why they created a character named ‘Do’ to begin with).

The title was: ‘the Nasty’.