A few weeks back, Justin said something on the MOP Podcast that stuck with me. He was talking about how he liked to go back to Hoth on Star Wars: The Old Republic because it was like a visual palate cleanser. Instead of seeming bleak or empty, instead it made him feel calm after other zones that were a visual jumble. It gave him some space, some breathing room.
I think this is different from questions about comfort food MMOs; this idea isn’t about making you feel cozy but about making you feel peaceful and refreshed. For example, for me, going into the Mos Eisley cantina in SWG Legends? That’s comfort food. Driving around empty areas of Corellia, where there’s nothing but trees and sunsets? Palate cleanser, something to wash away the chaos of where you were before so you can prepare for the next round of chaos.
What’s your “palate cleanser” MMO zone – or even “palate cleanser” MMO by itself?