Politics is a nebulous word when it comes to MMORPGs. Relatively few companies market the "political" aspects of their games, mainly because these aspects are player-driven. There are a few exceptions, and though En Masse
is getting a lot of press for the TERA
that it unveiled
at this year's E3
, it's not a new idea.
Games as diverse as ArchLord
, RF Online
, and Aika
have toyed around with the idea, and Star Wars Galaxies
even offered a Politician profession and light-duty mayoral tasks related to the game's player cities.
For today's Daily Grind
, we'd like to know your take on MMORPG political gameplay. Do you prefer completely free-form player-created content such as that found in Darkfall
, EVE Online
, and Perpetuum
, or would you rather see a mixture of hard-coded mechanics and player interaction similar to what En Masse
is hyping for TERA
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!