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?