The Daily Grind: Do you ever play MMORPGs in first-person perspective?


Back in the day, it used to be that first-person perspectives were the norm for many CRPGs and early MMOs. I guess it went hand-in-hand with the FPS genre explosion in the ’90s, too, as technology finally advanced enough to immerse us right into the eyeballs of our protagonists.

Of course, subsequent games quickly pulled the camera to different positions, with isometric and over-the-shoulder 3-D becoming the norm. Yet many MMOs even today allow you to zoom right into your character’s head and perceive the world from their perspective.

Once in a while I do try to play first-person, but I find that this cuts off my peripheral view, makes movement too fast, and sometimes puts the camera too low for comfort. But maybe that’s just me! Do you ever play MMOs in first-person perspective 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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