I’ve been saying it for years, but just because these are fictional virtual worlds doesn’t mean that MMOs should be free from regulations and governmental oversight. Handing anyone the keys to vehicles — both ground and especially flying — without requiring them to prove proficiency and competency is ridiculously dangerous.
Just look at what happened to Toy Clown, who is missing the top of a skull because of reckless driving. “A road is an appropriate place for a car in ArcheAge, just not upside down,” Toy Clown said before expiring in a most gruesome fashion.
Forget wolves and giant spiders — hulking vehicles driven by careless people with no regard to right-of-way leads to more deaths in our games than any raid boss. JonBuck, what are you doing, driving inside of a Final Fantasy XIV’s Rising Stones? Also, how did you get that thing through the door? Also also, are you going to run down Minfilia for making you waste all of that time running back to her previous base? I can get behind that, at least.
Utakata is just off-roading in World of Warcraft, trying in vain to find a 24/7 gas station deep inside of Blood Troll country. “Running on, running on empty, running on, running blind,” you hear as this ATV roars past.
“In this week’s Elder Scrolls Online adventures, our hero Oxblud tried to impress a pair of Nord ladies after taking the Snow Bear Plunge as part of Tamriel’s New Life festivities,” submitted Byran. “The day ended in disappointment once they learned that the stout Orcish ‘warrior’ was a healer and said they’d call if they ever needed a healbot.”
“I don’t play many games with mounts,” shared Hikari. “But vehicles… yes, getting those in places they shouldn’t go is always fun — especially in Star Citizen. It’s amazing how easy it is to get Drake craft into places they aren’t meant to be… almost like they were designed for pirates.”
What non-playable fantasy or science fiction race from your MMORPG would be amazing as a playable race? Submit a picture of said race and make your case in the comments as part of this week’s screenshot challenge!