MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2023: MMO Most Likely to Make Us Wake Up Screaming


We’re continuing our traditional countdown of MassivelyOP’s weirdest MMORPG stories of the year!

Coming in at #2 on our list is…

Diablo IV’s lucid dreaming sleep therapy

We’ve spent plenty of ink this season on Diablo IV’s bizarre promotional marketing, and frankly, we hope Microsoft has a cushy place set up for the geniuses who did all this because otherwise somebody’s gonna poach ’em away. But this particular marketing stunt is the most bizarre yet: Blizzard promoted a Diablo-themed audio “lucid dreaming” experience, created by an “expert in the use of somatic approaches in psychotherapy” to help gamers “take control of their sleep.” I have no idea why you’d think the gore-encrusted, demon-addled, terror-inducing world of Sanctuary is the right format for this kind of therapy. I mean, it’s probably safer than just eating random mushrooms, but only just. (Seriously, though, don’t ever do that either, please.)

Stay tuned for another weird story tomorrow, and don’t forget to check out our annual MMORPG awards and our Golden Yachties!

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