The Daily Grind: What’s your biggest collection in an MMORPG?

    
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I am not what I would called a “collector.” In MMOs or really anywhere else. Or I guess I should be more specific and say that my goal is not to collect the most of everything or the all of everything. I don’t gotta catch ’em all. Minipets, mounts, I just don’t have the urge to load up on a bunch of things I feel no connection to, and no amount of video game achievement psychology has been able to change that. (Sorry, game devs.)

But. I do like my resources. Maybe that’s not really a collection, but I kinda think that when you have 223 distinct types of resources stockpiled in your house, some of them stacked into the millions, it counts. I love knowing I can make whatever I want at the drop of a hat. That’s way more comforting to me than having 223 mounts, only one of which I actually use. But hey, I’m weird, and obviously way more people love minipets and mounts else games wouldn’t go nuts with the sparkleponies.

What’s your biggest collection in an MMORPG?

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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Tom De Laet

For me it’s money. I hate spending irl and in my games. I’ll buy the essentials I need but then I keep stockpiling it for I guess the same reason as Bree. So I can buy anything I want on a whim. Though I rarely get those whims.

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Sean Reynolds

I’m the same. For me it’s often like, “hmm, I can finally afford X, but….”, and then I never buy the thing I’m excited that I can finally afford. I just love watching that number go up lol

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Andy Turner

in star wars the old republic i have most of the datacrons (2016 and earlier only because employment) as well as each of the augment stuff that gets made when you reverse engineer available items, including a wide array of colored dyes, and every single hook in each stronghold filled (except my guild flagships of members containing only myself on each faction thus unable to unlock them completely). I moved to star wars board games since they cant go offline, seemingly, as the apocalypse will most likely be during my vacation this week.

Also in swgemu i have collected every schematic without macros of the engineering / architecht tree leading up to the ability to fabricate a moisture vaporator, when collected plentifully, should be able to extinguish any death star or first order type death star shot.

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Sashaa

Pipe-weed.

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Andy Turner

Yes indeed. In bree. The trees. Plentifully. Some dat, some dat, some dat…superb herb.

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Robert Mann

Very similarly to in non-MMO games, it is either consumables or crafting materials that I am never going to use.

I will always try crafting, be less than enchanted by the standard progress bar stuff, and then have tons of excess stuff lying around. Similarly, I will collect a ton of consumables and then not use them, generally because the content just isn’t that difficult.

That, or useless in-game coins that will inevitably be too little for the gold sinks the games bring out and otherwise not useful.

P.S. I might change mounts or pets once in a while, but 1 is usually more than enough for me.

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NeedMoreLoot .

Is this where i get in trouble for implying Genshin Impact is an mmo (i’m not) but have put so much time into working through the activities its probably the closest i’ve come to something like this in a long time.

I do own a legendary weapon in GW2 (vanilla) before dropping off many years ago but the grind and hording was actually something that started to put me off playing huge amounts of games

…. Opens warframe… Errm okay maybe i do collect/horde things in the odd game here or there… *spends three hours decorating my spacecraft*

EDIT: I had not considered this until now but i guess in the past few years TTRPG books might beat out any expenditure on games; ALL Vampire dark ages, Requiem and WOD rules and novels, every forged in the dark book, anon.

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Zero_1_Zerum

My biggest collection is all the different Wardrobe options I’ve unlocked in ESO, mostly through playing the game or buying the Chapter DLC.

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NeoWolf

Cosmetics and Mounts, always

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Oleg Chebeneev

I have 2 collections Im proud of.

Collection of hatemails from victims in PvP.
and collection of impressive scores in BGs.

Both number in hundreds.

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EmberStar

I have multiple of almost every Warframe (because I want to play with different builds, and the way upgrades are done in that game means it’s easier to build two different Warframes than to try to outfit one with two completely different mod setups.) I also have nearly every weapon, and a lot of cosmetics. (Probably way too many cosmetics.) It helps that it’s possible to get most everything non-cosmetic via just gameplay, so I’ve only spent an unwise amount of money on this, rather than an incredibly stupid amount of it.

I Star Trek, I have most of the ships. I’ve been playing since the start, I got most of them on sale for at least 30% off. And it is, of course, still a completely stupid amount of money to have spent on one game. (It’s honestly a stupid amount of money to spend on one *anything* that isn’t a house or a new car.) Since I can’t get that money back, the only thing I can do (other than “quit playing at all”) is be more careful going forward.

In Ark: Survival Evolved I tend to accumulate lots of dinosaur/creature pets. Mostly because I just really like having digital pets, and because I’ll tame something for being really high level, or having nice colors. Or just because I needed more cargo space and it’s sometimes easier to just tame a nearby diplodocus than it is to move some other creature across the map. (Yes, cryopods exist, and are basically pokeballs. But it takes a bit of time to get those when I’m starting a new base on a new map – they need uncommon materials and have to be crafted in either a Tek Replicator or an Obelisk.)

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K8 D

In wow: Grey items and random things with funny names. Besides that is mounts, pets, and toys in that order. So close to the 400 mounts achievement.