The Daily Grind: What narrative MMORPG has a weak story?

You won't believe the things I didn't bother telling you!

So here’s the frustrating thing to me when it comes to Guild Wars 2: There is so much to enjoy and admire about the game itself, but I have never liked the story. From the start through the living world episodes (which, to be honest, I have not completed past season two), I’ve never gone through narrative arcs that I liked. The main characters and the actual story being told wasn’t bad, per se, but just… weak.

I actually feel bad for saying that, but I know I’m not alone in holding this particular opinion. It is a particularly damning statement to level against an MMORPG that places a greater emphasis on narrative storytelling. And I’m a guy who really, really loves me an MMO that tells me stories!

What narrative-focused MMORPGs do you consider weak in the storytelling department — and why? Or maybe you even want to highlight a part of an MMO’s main story arc as faulty while the rest shines. It’s all open for discussion!

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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