Losing a Corpse in MMORPGs

Corpse runs are an MMO tradition. The impact of death, however, and those corpse runs can be an extremely sensitive subject. The Pantheon twitter asks the following:If your character died in…

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MMOs to Watch in 2019

As we wind down the year and turn our attention toward the next, I want to review some of the MMOs I think we should be watching in 2019. Please…

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MMORPG Group Etiquette

Playing WoW a lot lately has given me significant exposure to a range of player behaviors. From lazy to go-getter, epeen to carefree, jerk to kind soul. They’re all present and obvious to me in WoW.

This question bounced around social media, and I needed more room to respond. So here goes.

MMORPG Etiquette – What are some of your make or break etiquette rules for grouping up in a social game – Bonus – What are some etiquette rules you feel OK breaking within a group or social situation in an MMORPG?

I want to focus my response on a rather narrow scope. I think general good behavior is generally a given. Assuming people generally behave in the same way they would in a professional environment, let’s move on to social norms and other etiquette.

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Guilds vs. Friends Scenario

Here’s a scenario from the Pantheon Twitter.

You’re in a guild that can see when you’re online, they ask you to help with something boring like grinding for mats or guild finances but your friends are waiting to play with you, what do you do?

I’m viewing this one from multiple angles.

  1. Friends vs. Guild
  2. Fun Tasks vs. Boring Tasks
  3. Why not both?

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