The Daily Grind: Which MMO has your favorite combat animations?


When the time comes, almost every MMO has a moment when it’s time for you to start cracking heads instead of chatting and socializing. Some games feature almost nothing else, others treat combat only as a measure of last resort. But today, the question isn’t about the mechanics of fighting things but the visuals. It’s about how it looks when you draw your sword, or spear, or gun, or… is that an umbrella? Did you just pull out an umbrella for a fight?

Leaving that to one side, when you throw down, it’s an open question about how good your various movements and skills will look. Some games use a fairly generic set of animations for all of their combat abilities; others use bespoke animations for individual attacks. But which one looks the best to you? Regardless of how you feel about the actual combat itself, which MMO has your personal favorite combat animations?

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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