The Daily Grind: What’s the most boring content in an MMO you love?


Recently I had the dubious pleasure of spending a week running through all of the Seventh Astral Era quests in Final Fantasy XIV. This is a series of 100 quests that take place between the ending of the original 2.0 storyline and the start of the MMO’s first expansion, Heavensward. And they are so… very… dull. Lots of running to and fro. Lots of fetch quests. It’s about a tablespoon of good story spread across far too much game time, and it’s only the encouragement of the game’s community with their mantra “The story gets so much better after that!” that helps keep one going.

But to be fair to FFXIV, plenty¬†of MMORPGs have introduced fairly boring content over the years. It only hurts when it’s mandatory and lengthy, at which point you just need to mock it, commiserate with others who have suffered through it, and endure until you pass it.

What do you think? What’s the most boring content that exists in an MMO that you love?

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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