The Daily Grind: What’s the most ‘generic’ MMORPG?

That is definitely a thing.

A few podcasts ago, MOP’s Justin said something in passing that struck me so hard I wrote it down to talk about further. In discussing his recent return to RIFT, he said that most people think of RIFT as a “generic MMO.”

I don’t even think I objected in the recording; I agree that a lot of people would probably consider RIFT generic. I’m just not sure it’s fair. There’s a lot of uniqueness to RIFT, particularly its character development system. Is it the lack of a borrowed IP, maybe? The well-roundedness of its themepark systems? What exactly makes it “generic” compared to other MMOs of its type, and how are we judging it?

You tell me: What’s the most “generic” MMORPG, and why?

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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