A recent ArcheAge
video and our subsequent coverage
of it brought to light a curious phenomenon. Many viewers of XL Games
' latest teaser were struck by the potential awesomeness of the company's new sandpark title, but just as many took the time to express their displeasure with the game's feline bipeds.
Zoomorphic characters are nothing new in the MMO space, of course, as cat- and dog-like humanoids show up in everything from Aion
(above) to EverQuest II
to Final Fantasy XIV
and many other titles. Furry-fandom extends beyond gaming, too, and Know Your Meme
traces the phenomenon at least as far back as Aesop's Fables
For this edition of The Daily Grind
, we'd like to get your take on zoomorphic characters and the people who feel strongly about them one way or the other. Do you like playing animal-themed characters? Why or why not?
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!