The Daily Grind: What place in MMOs you wish you could explore – but can’t?

    
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The Daily Grind: What place in MMOs you wish you could explore – but can’t?

I don’t know how high I’d rate on an MMO explorer scale, but I have been known to go off-track and wander around in search of out-of-the-way vistas and interesting locales. For the explorer, the most tantalizing goal is the seemingly unattainable location, a place that you can see but can’t figure out how to reach.

Sometimes, however, places in MMOs aren’t just hard to reach, they’re impossible to get to, period. Maybe the devs haven’t created that city or place yet, using some graphical placeholder for the time being. Perhaps there’s a closed door that you’d really love to see behind. Or maybe you lack the qualifying factors to be allowed access into a special area.

Today, let’s share places in MMOs we wish we could explore, but for one reason or another, we just can’t.

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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Adrian Hamilton Burton

GW2 – The Wizard’s Tower at Wizard’s Fief in Kessex Hills. It would be so cool to make it into a new dungeon!

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Rolan Storm

SWTOR, all planets. But not particular places… Rather whole planets akin to SWG. Always thought about theme park + procedure generated combo as best solution.

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Harlow Games

Yes! I really loved SWTOR when it came out, but the stagnant worlds are one of the biggest drawbacks to the game (in my opinion). I got the itch to play again (after watching The Mandalorian, ofc) and the worlds are just so.. sad. It’s such a linear experience, and lacks the charm and freedom of its predecessor. I miss planet-hopping in SWG just to explore and pick the best site for a second home.

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Rolan Storm

Thing is Star Wars we see in movies are VAST. Every single planet. So much space, such freedom. And SWTOR is not small, it is big enough when you play through it for the first time. It is good, it is friggin’ great. On the first playthrough new player might get lost if it was bigger.

But then – by design – you visit the very same places for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th… Nth time. Of course we start feeling that world is small.

I always compare SWTOR to SWG, but truth is whatever criticism befell SWTOR and was not voiced on SWG behalf I love both games. And SWTOR as officially running game could benefit greatly from random-generated content. “Same old” concept works for PvP arenas and warzones, not for PvE.

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Mordyjuice

I want a Shivering Islands Chapter so I can hang with my bruh Uncle Sheo.

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Bruno Brito

My housing system in GW2.

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Alex Willis

lulz

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Harlow Games

The weird thing is, it could work so well with instanced homes (like BDO) giving some life to all of those unused buildings/set pieces around major cities and hubs. I’d love a “home” on one of the upper levels of Divinity’s Reach. At this rate, though, I’d assume any housing will just iterate on the player instance, and I’m surprised they haven’t managed to achieve that yet given the framework for guild halls is already there.

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Alex Willis

I love exploring in games and I *love* imagining some of the places in the far distance that are unreachable. Guild Wars 2 is filled with some of these places, especially zones from GW1 or other areas from the mythology. But the top 3 would probably be:

1) Jovian space in EVE Online (I was impossibly curious about it for YEARS)
2) Black Marsh in ESO (not counting Murkmire)
3) Any of the thousands of doors that looked like they could hold whole cities in LOTRO’s Moria. Honestly, LOTRO is an explorer’s dream, but I had a continuous feeling of wanting to burst through the invisible walls (or tunnel through the visible ones) and see what was there.

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Robert Mann

Is there an invisible wall? Is there a door that does not open? Is there an area implied between zones? Is there somewhere I can see that I cannot go?

If there is a yes answer, that is somewhere I wish to go. If there is a way to get there, then I am satisfied. If there is not, then I find myself asking “Why can I not go there?”

Some games have good answers for that. Others are simply an obvious “We put invisible walls, high mountains, and so on here to ensure you stayed in what we built.” That’s not satisfying, even if I understand the why.

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CapnLan

The New Romulan city and the Reman Quarter in STO. They put them into place years ago and then never did anything with them.

I always thought they would go heavy into a reconstruction arc where the city was complete or nearly completed. We could then have missions where splinter factions don’t like how things are going or maybe Tal’Shiar agents trying to sabotage the city and we have to deal with those issues. So much potential there for all the covert/subterfuge Romulan stuff.

But no, we don’t get to do cool things like that. We had to go do Delta Rising instead. Sigh.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Planet Goss 2 in Star Citizen

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Mordyjuice

That’s going to be a nice looking game someday.

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Utakata

I /upvoted it because it looks pretty. O.o

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Brazen Bondar

SWTOR has some interesting looking places that are always just out of reach. However lately two places caught my eye. In the new daily area on Dantooine, there are some Jedi temple ruins that just cannot be reached. You can frequently see players standing on the cliff looking over at them. I know they are thinking “how can I get over there?” The other spot is on Ossus, which is just covered with ruined stuff that we cannot get to. There’s one huge statute laying on its side across from where we are required to scan a location. I just want to go there and take a screenshot. Alas…not possible.

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Alyn

Hmmmm, Justin there are soooo many. However one of my top ten places would be Karazhan!
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