For all the talk of world firsts, server firsts, and so forth, the real notable MMO events are usually ones that just seem to happen. Case in point: World of Warcraft’s infamous Corrupted Blood incident, in which huge numbers of people suddenly got infected and died from people unleashing the debuff inside of populated cities. It was one of the most significant events about the game in its early days, and it’s one that perfectly overlaps with my playtime in that stage of the game’s history.
I never experienced it at all. Never got debuffed with it, never saw the aftermath, none of it. Somehow, the whole process managed to miss me.
It’s not unique in that, though; I managed to miss the Great Goobue Wall in Final Fantasy XIV, although I was on the servers for the big finale event. Sometimes we find out retroactively that something big and significant was happening when we just happened to be somewhere else, and sometimes we actually do wind up being present when something big goes down. So what about you, readers? Were you present for any historic MMO events?