The Daily Grind: Are you re-exploring old MMO content during isolation?

    
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Weird dog.

These days, a lot of people are sitting at home without necessarily much to do. We are many of us content locusts now, swarming over MMOs looking for more to do and trying our hardest to eke more enjoyment out of our games. And that means that it’s the perfect time to go back to those things that used to seem like they’d require way more grinding time than they were worth.

Trying to get more jobs to the level cap in Final Fantasy XI? Yeah, that seems reasonable. Want to get those missing armor appearances in World of Warcraft? Why not go solo that old raid? Figure that now’s the time to really play through all the story missions from back in the day in Star Trek Online? Now is the time. Of course, many games have more recent updates to play as well, but with more time to go and farm older things, are you re-exploring old MMO content during isolation?

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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Nick Smith

Doing Everquest classic on green server. Epic fun. Also City if Heroes Homecoming. And re-doing content on my new main in ESO. :)

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Sam Black

I’m re-exploring EverQuest on the new Project 2002 server, Wayfarers Haven. It’s great to run around in a much slower-paced game, and there’s a great community!

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Oleg Chebeneev

I plan to revisit SWL and finish all the content I havent touched yet. Which is plenty

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Castagere Shaikura

This virus and being stuck at home has made me realize just how bad modern MMO’s really are to me. I just can’t stand all the money is more important than content. Yes, I know all MMO’s are kind of like this but some of the older ones are not as bad. Right now I’m back to playing the Arua Kingdom and it’s not as bad as it was when Areia games was running the whole game. The shop has a loyalty Tab for points you get every day for logging in or finishing up quest chains. The shop has all the items that the real money shop has. Talk about dress up and dyes. And they had a huge quality of life update that was really generous. My biggest complaint used to be about bag space but not anymore. ESO is more greedy than the Arua Kingdom.

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Sorenthaz

ESO is only greedy if you don’t treat it like a subscription MMO, similar to SWTOR. At the end of the day they’d really like it if you subscribed, and if you do then you can happily ignore the cash shop unless you care about vanity.

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Sorenthaz

Was going to jump into WAR’s return of reckoning server but I kept getting an error upon trying to start the game up (and could find no concrete solution on the forums) so I gave up on it.

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Phaserlight

Yes. Lots going on in Vendetta Online, and I have my sights set on a Goliath capital ship once again. A space guy can dream.

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Arntor

Well I’m still working but I am taking advantage of the Lotro free expansion thing for the time being.

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Mordyjuice

I’m not exactly doing anything different than I do any way, I go to work because I’m essential, and I’m a shut in by nature.

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jay

I’ve actually not been playing any MMO’s since lockdowns started. Been really into Greedfall, Borderlands 3, and a few other single/co-op players.

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Utakata

No, not really.

Give it a few more weeks (most likely) though, I may want to be finding other things to do instead of starring at the stucco on my ceiling. This seems to be a good idea. /monkaS