The Daily Grind: Do sealed doors in MMOs bother you?

Are you a door or not?!

I am well aware of the reasoning behind why there are several doors in Final Fantasy XIV on buildings you cannot enter. The point is creating a sense of verisimilitude, and opening those doors would give a sense that these areas are meant to be explored along with creating extra space that needed to be filled in these regions. It makes sense. But it bothers me every single time because dang it, you’re a door! You are supposed to open! That’s the entire point of having a door, so that it can be opened! This is a wall with a door painted on it, let me in!


It’s a really little thing, but any time I see a bunch of doors that just don’t open for no real reason, something about it nags at me as a place I want to explore. This feels especially egregious in games like World of Warcraft which could use all of those sealed doors to give us some form of private instanced housing, hint hint. But I suspect I’m in the minority here, so I’m going to ask you, dear readers. Do sealed doors in MMOs bother you? Or do you just shrug and move on with your life?

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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