The Daily Grind: Do you like collecting trivia about unused MMO content?

    
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The Daily Grind: Do you like collecting trivia about unused MMO content?

We recently ran a feature all about an iceberg of obscure World of Warcraft knowledge, weird unused parts of the game or old promotions or whatever. To the non-surprise of most people who know me, I knew most of the stuff on it. I have been playing and reading about WoW for a long time. But there were a few items on there I actually didn’t know about, and that was enough to immediately delight me as I went searching for information about these heretofore unknown corners of the game.

I assume, of course, that this is not universal. Most people probably don’t really want to know about unused files in Star Wars: The Old Republic that indicate there were original plans for a very different recruitment line for your own HK droid, for example. But this sort of stuff is like catnip for me, and I adore learning more about these obscure corners, content not just obsoleted but never put into practice, weird little secrets and bits of prototyped maps. What about you? Do you like collecting trivia about unused MMO content?

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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Axetwin .

No. Lamenting over what could have been is wasted energy.

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Dug From The Earth

Nope

It just reminds me of how mistakes and bad decisions lead to missing content.

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zoward

I missed the feature, which sounds interesting. Does anyone have a link for it?

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Sixuality

It’s often interesting to see content that never made it into the finished game, like all the enemy factions mentioned in the first CoH trailer that were either renamed or dropped before launch.

…and now that you’ve got me thinking about stuff like that I’ve just spent half an hour looking for an early trailer for Fallen Earth that had sharks with legs. Landsharks!

I couldn’t find the video, but they were real. Honest.

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Utakata

I learn many things over the content I play, unused, active or otherwise. But it’s not the same as going out my way to collect trivia about it. So no. :(