The Daily Grind: Which MMO is the loneliest one to play?


Social interactions are an important part of MMOs, but not every single MMO is hopping with players at all times. Sometimes you’re alone, like during much of your playtime in No Man’s Sky even if you’re playing in online mode. And sometimes you’re not technically alone because there are other people around you, but you’re actually lonelier as a result of it because no one is talking. There are dozens of people on the same space station as you in Star Trek Online, yet all of them are silent to you.

Loneliness is a complex feeling. It can even come up if you log in to find an empty guild roster in a game that’s still populated and eager, a moment of profound loneliness for people you used to know who went their own ways. So which MMO do you think is the loneliest one to play? A game that gives you too few reasons to work together or no chances to make social connections? A once-bustling game that is now something of a ghost town? Or something else altogether?

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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