Buried among the announcement of RIFT: Nightmare Tides
was the addition of collectible minions to the game. Players will supposedly be able to order minions around on various tasks to benefit their characters, which sounds pretty awesome to me.
It also seems to be the latest entry in a growing movement of player-controlled NPC minions in MMOs. Star Trek Online
has the duty officer system
has a cool web game
that uses one's companions, SWTOR
allows you to boss around crew members, and Warlords of Draenor
looks to have something similar with its garrisons.
Do you like this type of feature? Is it enjoyable to send your loyal subjects out to do your bidding even if you're not in the game?
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