The Daily Grind: If you could fight only one mob type in MMOs forever, what would it be?

    
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Undead for me. I can probably chalk this up to my earliest MMORPGs, Ultima Online and EverQuest. Both had really solid undead mobs. Ultima Online had an entire dungeon – Deceit – devoted to skellies and liches and spectral horrors and mummies, many layers down into the depths, and I have spent a not inconsiderable amount of my life fighting them. And EverQuest? Listen, the laughter of EQ’s skeletons is still the sound I hear in my brain when I think of video game skeletons, followed by the satisfying rattling-bone-crunch when you defeated them. But still, I’d pretty much always prefer to fight these guys than anything else.

Let me put it to you: If you could fight only one mob type forever in MMOs, what would it be? What’s your favorite mob type in MMOs?

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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EmberStar

I’ve never really thought about it. I play a lot of Warframe, and every time I mention “some enemy” from the game I choose to pick on Grineer. Maybe because they’re the first enemy type, or maybe it’s because they have better unit variety than Corpus or Infested. It’s gotten a little better recently, but Corpus used to be “six different flavors of guys wearing toaster helmets” and Infested were just Chargers, Ancients and Runners for the longest time. It was big, big news when the Infested finally got something that could fly.

If it’s a specific enemy type that I’ll kill on sight, even if I have to go out of my way… Ark: Survival Evolved and the “shoulderpet troll creatures.” Devil gulls, which will aggro on you and dive bomb you, stealing entire stacks of anything consumable and instantly destroying it. They’ll also pick up other small tamed creatures and gnaw them to death – I’ve lost *otters* to those hellspawned vermin. Pegomastax, which will ambush you and *also* steal your stuff, then run away. Microraptors, which will dive bomb you, instantly stun you, and knock you off your mount. And NOTHING can reduce or resist the effect – you could be wearing a full suit of Tek “Ironman” armor, and they’ll *still* stun you for long enough that everything nearby has time to take a bite. If I’m going to be doing anything in a given area, I’ll shotgun all the gulls and pegos just as a precaution. And I’m the kind of player that has two dozen dilos tamed because I feel bad killing them. >.<

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Harbinger_Kyleran

Super mutants. In any Fallout game I always made it my divine province to exterminate these FEV enhanced abominations.

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Anstalt

Orcs vs Dwarves has always been my favourite pairing, so let me play one whilst fighting the other. I’m not fussed which way round :-)

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Rick Mills

Ogres! I would battle giant Ogres all day long…

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Stormsong Minstrel

Hobbits. All of them. One by one. Village by village. House after house. Untill Shire is clean from any sign of their existence.
Or Goblins if evil thieving Hobbitses are not an option.

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Bryan Correll

Rich ones.

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Utakata

…yep, walking lewt piñatas. Make it our worthwhile! <3

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Hikari Kenzaki

Droids! But Bioware already made that game. (Someone has to have counted how many times an NPC has sent you on an ‘impossible’ mission to kill droids in SWTOR?)

Honestly, humans/humanoids make the best mobs. You can build all number of mechanics around them because they’re just as versatile and vulnerable as the player character.

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Hikari Kenzaki

As for traumatizing sounds… I still hear the buzzer of the bun toaster at Hot N Now (first restaurant job) in my nightmares.
Seriously, it was a real thing, that after you had been there for a few months, you would just randomly hear the buzzer when nothing was cooking.

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Ken from Chicago

Humans?! Gross, yuck. Humans are the worst. Soft meatballs easily skewered, roasted, frozen, etc. Boring! They are basically the same size and in small range of colors, Earth tones at that, nothing cool like blue, green, yes, purple, etc.

And heaven forbid if they aren’t bundled up just so or else they go leaking all over the place. 😱🤣🤣🤣

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Ken from Chicago

Forget, SWTOR, robots is a great choice. They can come in so many shapes and sizes. You might say they are more than meets the eye. 🤖🤖🤖👍🤣🤣🤣

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Bruno Brito

Pigs/Boars.

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Utakata

…up to max level in Goldshire. <3

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Bruno Brito

And it settles your foodstocks for the entire month.

I live to win.

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Barnoc N'Draak

Trolls (internet variety)

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SmiteDoctor

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Ken from Chicago

Dragons.

There are a great variety of dragons. Aside from classic fire breathers, you can vary their breath (ice breathers, water breathers, acid breathers , etc.); vary their size, tiny like lizard to alligator to giants; vary their type, wyvern (wings attached to forearms ala Game of Thrones), dragons (four legs with separate wings), wyrms (no legs, but maybe wings); vary by color and vary by intelligence, animal or sentient.

They can do melee attacks or ranged attacks.

And they can be anywhere, open fields, in caves, in mountains, underground, underwater, in dungeons, etc.