Sometimes the faucet of character inspiration runs dry, leaving us to either hammer on that “randomize” button in desperation — or to draw from an external source of inspiration. Yes, sometimes we do, in fact, model our characters based on other people.
Maybe it’s a top chef celeb you admire, a famous character from history, or a pop culture icon from the current landscape of rolemodels. Maybe you dip into your favorite franchise to create a lookalike based on a distinctive character.
Have you ever done this? As a bonus question, did anyone in the game recognize the source inspiration — or did your bold nameplate announcing you to be Taylor Swift reincarnate clue them into that fact?
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!