In the early levels of pretty much every MMO, the setting is idyllic. Sure, there are rats that could devour a housecat in abundance, but the environment feels fairly sedate. Once you get into the higher levels, however, you start walking through regions that are less welcoming. Some of them just feel unreal and alien (Final Fantasy XI
's Promyvion regions), while others are real environments pushed far beyond the breaking point (World of Warcraft
's Shadowmoon Valley). Whatever the cause, though, there are definitely spaces in the game where you really don't want to own a house.
Every person's tolerance of creepy is going to be different, and for some people the opening of RIFT
in the midst of a bleak and hopeless future is going to be creepy enough
. But we're not going to tell you what the creepiest possible region of a game world is; you're going to tell us. So what in-game zone makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck, and why?
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!