Let’s talk about buddies! Specifically, NPC buddies. It’s no secret at all that I am a huge fan of NPC companions in MMOs. As maligned as they were, heroes were one of my favorite parts of original-flavor Guild Wars, and getting them helped save the game for me. I loved them in Star Wars: The Old Republic too. It’s so easy to get attached to them.
So with Elder Scrolls Online’s reveal that Blackwood will unlock companions, I got really excited for the MMO again, and I think this will make a good re-entry to the game for me. Seems to me that having companions will help weaker builds and solo players compete in the PvE overland so much better. Will the AI be better than companions in the single-player entries in the franchise? Let’s hope so!
How about you? Do you want NPC companions in your MMOs?