The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite place to just hang out in an MMO?

This. Is. Exhausting.

Either we all wind up with time spent in MMOs wherein you’re just hanging out or I am singularly bad at managing my time, but I suspect it’s the former. You know when it happens. You’re not doing anything, not rushing into an activity, just… logged on, talking, making jokes, and doing not much of anything. A chat program with a graphical interface, at least for a little while. Fortunately, basically every MMO is just lousy with places where you can just hang out and chill without needing to do much other than exist.

Final Fantasy XIV has its cities that often include plenty of open, relaxing space to explore. World of Warcraft has numerous locations devoid of enemies to just chill out, and I still love the Temple of Karabor in alt-Draenor as a relaxing spot. Sometimes when I was actively playing Star Wars: The Old Republic I’d just ride around Voss for fun. So what about you? What’s your favorite place to just hang out in an MMO?

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although the setting matters (as deco), its always the action which sets my stage. iam all in for fun keys, chill bgs and relaxed raids, but never felt the need for a virtual couch, as i am already couchsurfing RL.

there is always some content to clear, (personal) skill and ilvl to improve, another achievement to succeed and some market niches to conquer…

Ben Stone

Druid class hall in WoW was a big winner in Legion. Loved that zone. Guild halls and houses in Everquest 2 were also amazing spots to just hang out.

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I used to hang out in London (TSW), not at the pub but right near the train station, at that cafe close to the portal. I know people didn’t like Tokyo but I also used to hang out at the cafe there and at the bath house. For solitude though, nothing beat sitting on top of the temple ruins in Scorched Desert and taking in the ambiance.

Fred Douglas

Bree, Lotro. Just very nice ambient environment.

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London in TSW. World’s End Tavern in Shattrath in 2007. Fishing at the end of the pier at Shadow Prey Village in Desolace back in 2004.

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It used to be Fey Forest in TERA. People would congregate there, talk and PvP each other. Was a lot of fun. We had massive GvGs out there and raid v raid fights. PvP tournaments etc. Tons of fun.

So pretty much anywhere a community of people gather and have fun, chatting and stuff. Heidel arena in BDO for example.

Castagere Shaikura

It’s funny but I was thinking about all the great sunset spots people huge out at in Free Realms. Ever since the MOPS update, I want that game again.


I don’t have a favourite place currently, but I used to love hanging out at my kinship house in LotRO.

It is where we used to gather before doing group content and often where we’d return afterwards. Surrounded by the trophies from our previous successes, we’d spend the time chatting or dueling and just having fun. After content, it was common for us to partake of the dwarven barrel and see where we ended up in the world.

Toy Clown

It’s the roleplayer in me that I blame for this, don’t hate! But I’ve always hung out in player housing if it was available in a game. If not, I would hang out wherever the RPers congregated for open-world RP.