The Daily Grind: How do you occupy yourself when your MMO is offline all day?


As promised, Daybreak’s entire suite of MMORPGs is offline for 24 hours today, which means DCUO, EverQuest, and PlanetSide 2 fans are going to be looking for something to do. While some folks retreat to Twitter to crack 420 jokes (go ahead, it’s bound to happen), I’m hoping y’all have something better to do.

A lot of gamers will be at work or school and the downtime really won’t affect them. Other gamers have legions of MMOs and a Steam account just waiting for their attention, so no big deal that one of their titles is AFK. Hey maybe you’ll scrap gaming altogether and do something good for yourself like squeeze in an extra leg day! Then you can feel smug about sitting on your butt the rest of the week partaking of the bonus experience events Daybreak’s promised.

But for some folks, these games are the only games they play, and having them go offline for an extended period is irritating when you know nothing can quite replace them. I’m remembering how I had just gotten back into LOTRO last year when it suffered weeks’ worth of outages. That was beyond frustrating.

How do you normally occupy yourself when your MMO is offline all day?

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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