The Daily Grind: Where’s the weirdest place you’ve ever played an MMO?

    
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A few weeks ago, I logged into WoW Classic and was chatting with my guild when one of our community made a startling confession: She was raiding while going through labor in the hospital. Hey, anything to distract from the discomfort and pain, eh?

That got me thinking about weird places that I’ve played MMOs. I’ve done a bit of toilet questing on mobile devices (who hasn’t?), and there was that one time that I paid for wifi on a plane to get an MMO fix on a long flight.

Where’s the strangest place that you ever logged in to play an MMO? Let’s see who gets the award for weirdest story!

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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MesaSage

Burger King. Wifi wasn’t that bad, either.

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Hostagecat

I was playing LOTRO in the Jury Duty Pool.

quark1020
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quark1020

Not MMO’s, but I definitely get a lot of gaming during jury duty.

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Utakata

Nothing too, too exciting here.

Though I did play with someone that was stoked up on mushrooms. He was in a pretty weird place alright… >.<

Fisty
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Fisty

There are many a day I’d pack up the laptop, go to the park and play World of Warcraft sitting on a picnic bench surrounded by trees and bugs. Was always a fun couple of hours of getting out of the house. I would still do it, but my laptop is old now and I no longer have that handy mobile data plan.

Hell, this past Sunday we took a TV down to the front yard and watched DS9, drank beer and ate pizza just cause it was a nice day out. It’s pretty nice being nerdy in nature.

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Hikari Kenzaki

So, I was there for the very first Talos event in The Secret World. Like, when several dozen of us were following the first Gatekeeper through Kingsmouth and such. Was also organizing some of the scouting as it moved from zone to zone via Twitter.
What most don’t know is I was in a hotel room on vacation with the worst wifi ever (like we seriously never stayed at that hotel again) on holiday with the family. It was one hell of a lagfest, even by old Talos standards.
But we found them and we got them and the rest is history :)

One thing City of Heroes could do that modern games can’t (and modern CoH really can’t do either) was run on low spec integrated cards with only a few hundred mb of RAM over a dialup connection. So, I found a computer at work that had the exact right integrated graphics card for CoH and played it on that. My coworker played GW1 on his.

I’ve also connected via cable-linked cellphone via dial-up. Not GPRS or EDGE and certainly not any sort of XG. 9600 bps dial up :)

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Schmidt.Capela

An MMO? I used to play Glitch from my college’s auditorium while I was getting my second degree. It was a good place to spend recess and free periods, with free Wi-Fi.

I’ve also played a lot of PC games with controller support from just about everywhere in the house, even meme-iffic parts of the house, thanks to in-home streaming. This includes MMOs. Playing while my dogs sleep around me is particularly enjoyable, even if two of the adults are attention hogs and often distract me.

For something more drastic but less digital, I used to read books while cycling. On a real, moving bike, going around a mostly open field close to the dorm of the college where I got my first degree. I developed a degree of spatial awareness that allowed me to notice and avoid obstacles while reading and used it to read (and occasionally even study) while getting some exercise and fresh air.

Fisty
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Fisty

I’d get so car sick!

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Loopy

When i was younger, i worked at my college study hall as an attendant/IT support person. Most of my time there was spent playing WoW.

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Godnaz

The dentist chair. They told me I could do it while the anesthetics kicked in.

Turing fail
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Turing fail

Dreading that someone will inevitably post that they regularly game from the OPS center deep beneath Cheyenne Mountain

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Rick Mills

Not too weird, but in a resort dining room while on a company retreat.
Lots of strange looks from the waitresses.