Today’s Daily Grind is inspired by a thread I spotted on the MMORPG subreddit a while back. The author was talking about stumbling into a non-MMO – Monster Hunter World, in this case – and finding some of the MMORPG content that he wasn’t getting out of real MMORPGs, specifically a sense of progression, discovery, and multiplayer tactics.
Does this happen to you too? Because it does me. I got really obsessed with a little social farming sim earlier this year, and it had a lot of the content – world persistence, gathering, crafting, building, housing, and useful multiplayer after a fashion – that I want from an MMO and that isn’t often offered in MMOs. It wasn’t actually an MMO, though, and of course it was missing things like adventuring and combat that I also like to have. But it definitely satisfied some of the things that I look for.
Have you fallen in love with MMO-ish content in non-MMOs? Which non-MMOs have that spark?