MassivelyOP’s not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our pick for weirdest thing people used to play an MMO this year. (We call these silly awards the Golden Yachties in honor of that dank meme about how games bloggers sail around on a golden yacht with all their blogging money. Obviously, our yacht is constructed from rhodium-encrusted moonrock, not mere gold.)
And the winner is…
FFXIV BOOKTROLLER & RUNESCAPE LED HP MONITOR
Yes, I’m letting these two tie for our joke awards, don’t judge me. These are both awesome. First, a player built a controller that looks like a book that you scribble in to cast spells in Final Fantasy XIV.
IT'S DONE! The Book Controller for #FFXIV is DONE!
Play SCH/SMN with a literal book! Queue up your abilities with buttons and then draw on the corresponding sensor to cast your spells! Plus this time our controller actually looks like the weapon in-game! Thread time 📗🧵 pic.twitter.com/JGPtZztIOQ
— Spooky Louis 64👻 (@SuperLouis_64) August 9, 2022
And second, a RuneScape player built a live HP display for his character using a heart-shaped LED conglomeration and an Arduino. MMO players are awesome!
Want to nominate another winner? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out our serious MMO awards while you’re at it.