The Daily Grind: What makes for a good MMO shindig?

    
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Originally I wrote, “What makes for a good MMO party?” but that can obviously be construed in a more business-like, less get-down-and-funky sense. In any case, every once in a while I see guilds or even servers throw virtual get-togethers with plenty of fake food, fake ale, and very real musical performances.

This got me thinking because almost every time I attend these parties, I feel absolutely antsy. What am I supposed to be doing at these places? Roleplay? Stand in a corner and stare at everyone with unblinking creepiness? Use the opportunity to check out the guild house? Participate in costume contests and games? Get acquainted with the game’s emote list? I am actually more awkward at virtual parties than I am real ones.

But I assume that some of you are more experienced at throwing and attending shindigs in MMOs, so I wanted to get your thoughts on this. What makes for a good party, and how do you keep your guests entertained?

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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