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In this bi-weekly comic, artist Blaz Klaric brings us his irreverent look into the foibles of the MMO worlds we love, and love to hate. Check out this week's installment: Escort!
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Originally posted by VassagoMael "Remember that thing people complained about 10 years ago? Let's make a comic about it! Hue hue hue hue."
You're kidding right?! This is a complaint that still is seen to this day. Someone's living under a rock apparently because I actually found this comic very relevant and funny. So HUE HUE HUE HUE to you!
Originally posted by Samhael Perhaps that wording should be "for over 10 years now" since I've always detested escort quests but they are still around today!
To be fair, they walk slightly faster now.. and take less idiotic breaks. They just have a habit of vanishing prematurely... and also breaking, a lot.. until you want to kill the NPC.
In fact it's one of the reasons i rolled horde... oh killing that defias guy.... such good fun in the old days. When the alliance would troupe out and fight a little.... good times.
"nothing actually matters, we're just slightly evolved monkeys clinging to a dying piece of rock hurtling through space waiting for our eventual death." - Frankie Boyle, Mock The Week
I'm reminded of an old woman in Aion who you had to escort to a hot spring. She walked slower than your character's walking speed (and I don't mean running speed) and if you got more than like... 5 or 6 meters away from her, she'd complain you were going to fast, vanish, and force you to start over. Oh, and of course it's in an area full of hostile mobs, hostile patrolling mobs, and the chance of enemy players showing up at any moment to gank you.
...and yet I still bothered to complete the quest.
In City oh Heroes, there were at least a couple escorts you could use Speed Boost on if you had a Kin, giving them Super Speed.
I very much like this mechanic, of being able to buff a NPC you are escorting. I think it lends to immersion and general enjoy-ability.
But yeah, I'd rather kill "10 rats".