I had to giggle a while back when a Blizzard developer described Diablo IV’s aesthetic as “dark noodles.” That’s just so perfect, and it absolutely conjures up the exact mood for the whole franchise in two words.
I thought it would be fun to sit down and try to suss out my own MMO aesthetic. “Space opera hopepunk,” maybe? But also “ghostly desert frontier” or “overgrown cozy shire garden” or “retro tech pixel shack”? We can do more than one thing! What’s your ideal, favorite, or most common MMO aesthetic, and what MMO suits it?