A week or two ago, I got a random PR in my inbox about Operencia: The Stolen Sun, a game we will probably never talk about on MassivelyOP since it is not an MMO or even multiplayer game. But it caught my eye because it explicitly promised “sprawling narrative which is steeped in the sweet tea of Hungarian mythology” and “an unconventional fantasy world inspired by a faraway land referenced in countless Central European folktales.”
This is damn rare in a world where all we seem to see are Vikings, Middle-earth ripoffs, Vikings with dragons, Wuxia clones, Vikings with snow, some weird generic feudal European Middle Ages, and more Vikings. I’m just so over the clones. This is one of the reasons I’ve been a fan of the Guild Wars franchise for such a long time: Both Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 looked far afield for interesting cultures to splice together into something your eyes haven’t seen dozens of times before.
What untapped folklore would you like to see more of in MMOs?