With all the talk about story in MMOs lately, you'd think it was a new concept for the massive genre. While titles like TERA
and The Old Republic
are hyping their narrative content in the months leading up to release, we're left to wonder whether everyone has forgotten about the humble quest and the fact that it's been steadfastly serving as a story device (if only we'd bother to read it) for the better part of 15 years.
Whether it's killing 10 rodents or delivering NPC unmentionables, the storytelling framework has always existed in MMOs both large and small. The quality and variety is certainly lacking at times, but with thousands of games to choose from, surely a couple of them have featured noteworthy quests that put a smile on your face. Whether that was due to the quality of the writing, the asides and in-jokes, or the immersion factor, inquiring Massively minds want to know about your favorite MMORPG quest. What was it, where can we find it, and why was it memorable?
Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!