Sometimes I don't think that MMO writers get enough credit for the truly great tales that are embedded into our game experiences. Perhaps that's because there's a lot of fluffy nonsense tales that surround them, or perhaps it's because we're just so used to skipping past the story to reach the objective. Even so, I have to believe that there are stories that touch and move us in MMOs, because I've encountered several of them.
I have a particularly strong connection to many of the accounts that unfold in The Secret World
. One story that I pieced together via lore discoveries and missions is the tale of Carrie Killian
. We never meet her in the game, but we do explore the burned shell of the Black House, where this fortune teller was burned alive after a mob rampage. After learning all of the events, I had a lot more sympathy for this poltergeist than I did for the townsfolk.
So which MMO story has moved you? Which has remained lodged in your memories even unto this day?
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