The Daily Grind: If you could bring back an MMO for a single day, what would you do in it?

    
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Here’s the good news: You’ve been handed a device that has the power to resurrect a sunsetted MMORPG and activate servers for you and anyone else to enjoy. The bad news: It only has enough power for a single day of operation, after which the game will go right back to being shuttered.

So with that 24-hour time frame in mind, what would be the game you’d pick to bring back and what would you do during that day? Would you get your friends back together for one last-last party? Would you jet around taking screenshots? Would you become a Twitch streaming darling for your brave adventures documenting this title?

Me? I think I would re-activate WildStar for a day just so that I could putter around in my housing and listen to that fantastic Jeff Kurtenacker score in context one last time.

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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camelotcrusade

Oh, I know! I’d spend half the day with he launcher minimized while it downloads the base plus the patches, and meanwhile do research on the changes that happened, the mods I should get, the info sites I need, etc.

And then, by the time it’s already and I have everything bookmarked and ready to go, I’m too exhausted to click launch. Oh well!

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Brazen Bondar

If we are talking about games that actually launched and really closed, then my answer would be Glitch. Best non-stressful game I have ever played. Would love to walk down my street again and spend the day planting, petting, squeezing and mining.

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Anthony Clark

Earth and Beyond

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Castagere Shaikura

Did you ever try the emulator? Its really good but not many players. Peak time can see maybe 80 people online and it’s a big universe. They even added the classes EA left out with their own storylines and solar systems to start in. Makes the game more massive. You should look it up. Very helpful player base but small.

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David Goodman

I don’t think i would do it.

Any game that I am desperate to bring back, only having it for a single day would be too painful. What WOULD i do? Try to do storyline quests that I can’t finish, dungeons to get loot that I won’t have any more the next day? Mass mindless PVP (if available) for zero purpose?

Any friends I would have made in the game that I kept touch with, I would know outside of game, and I could talk to them already.

MAYBE screenshots, as in the article, but my job isn’t to talk about video games (it just happens anyway because my entire team are nerds ;) ) To be honest, i’d be better off with the pleasant memory I already have, rather than risk the rose-colored goggles shattering.

A single day of a game I’d really, really want to see returned, simply would do more emotional harm than good.

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Stormwaltz

If I could get Asheron’s Call 1 back, I’d probably spend the day recording the ambient soundscapes in all terrains and a few choice dungeons.

Back in 2001 or so I revamped them all and listened to them carefully for hours on end, adjusting choices, timing, and volume. I wasn’t a sound designer, mind you – I was a content designer who happened to be an audiophile, and one of the programmers made the mistake of explaining a couple of unused features to me and pointing me towards our library of licensed SFX.

When I see people streaming AC emulators, those sounds poke the nostalgia gland in my brain. And to this day, when another game uses a bird song or wind gust I used in AC, I can recognize it.

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cursedseishi

Most everything I can think of is still… mostly available, I believe. WoW Classic is a thing (if one might wish to argue that), so getting my favorite version of it is always a possibility now (BC/WoTLK servers maybe?)… Dungeon Fighter is a good popcorn brawler that came back, and even RaiderZ was getting a revival of sorts–even if the game’s been done better now elsewhere…

Speaking of Popcorn brawlers though… Rusty Hearts, maybe? Of all the 3D brawlers I’ve messed about with, that one was a tasty one. And I did enjoy the style of it–a bit of a… Castlevania and Steampunk combination that I definitely dug.

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Ballistic Betty

Vanguard, get a group, do a dungeon. Really liked the music in that game too, would be cool to experience that again, especially in some of the areas that had interesting landscapes etc. Although it had some issues it was one of the best grouping focused mmo’s I’ve played.

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Pingly

Zentia.

I’d go pet hunting for the entire day hoping to run across the little goblin that dropped gold as you chased him.

If they gave me a second day I’d do the Guild events in the Guild zone.

And I’d definitely be playing as the Baby.

I miss that MMO.

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Schmidt.Capela

None. A game that I can only play for a single day is utterly and completely worthless for me, because the frustration of not being able to play anymore would grossly overwhelm any enjoyment I could get from playing the game for that limited amount of time. Heck, I dislike time limits on how much I can play enough that I even refuse to download trial versions of games, including those free weekend deals, if the trial is time-limited (as opposed to content-limited)

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PanagiotisLial1

A day is never enough to do much on a mmo