I swear this isn’t a Thanksgiving-motivated Daily Grind, but it might as well be!
I am a big fan of video game cooking skills and often pick up those professions in MMORPGs that offer them. In fact, in SWG Legends, my main character is literally a chef. So naturally, I really want food to exist in MMOs, and I want there to be a purpose for the food players make.
On the other hand, I am not a huge fan of mandatory hunger systems that turn hunger micromanagement into a punitive system. I prefer to see food and drinks as powerful additive buffs combined with world flavor rather than something that can hurt your character if you, the human behind the screen, forget to pack enough food or eat at the right times.
What do you think: Should MMOs have hunger and thirst mechanics? Which MMO does it best?