The Daily Grind: Do you enjoy fully ‘mapping’ MMO zones?


Apart from going through particularly good quest stories, filling out a map is my favorite MMORPG activity. This means slightly different goals depending on the game, but generally, “mapping” is when you fully explore and complete all of the goals, objectives, and vistas in a zone.

Guild Wars 2 put this verb in our lexicon thanks to how its map — with all sorts of “come here, do this” symbols — promoted such an activity. Likewise, Elder Scrolls Online’s zone guide urges completionists to do their duty.

Do you like mapping out MMO zones? If so, what makes it enjoyable or satisfying for you?

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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