The Daily Grind: What’s the most impractical-looking MMO weapon?

Fight deities.

As a long-time purveyor of MMORPGs, I totally get that visuals and style are the true game and all else supports that. We love to get new armor and weapon models, and the spiffier, the better.

Yet what starts as a gradual increase in quality — a chipped wood sword upgrading to a battered tin blade — soon escalates into a show of one-upmanship among the art team to make the most visually over-the-top weapon possible. Swords grow larger than some skyscrapers, longbows shoot adolescent unicorns as arrows, and a four-foot-nothing character is seen casually wielding a full-bore cannon stolen from a ship of the line as a “pistol.”

In your experience, what’s the most impractical-looking MMO weapon that you’ve come across?

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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