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For those that don't know what "Breath of a Wok" is, it's that extra hint of flavor someone gets when someone cooks with a well seasoned and heavily used Wok that makes the dish taste authentic. In a way, I think games (especially MMOs these days) have lost their own baked in extra value, which in turn has contributed to a lot of what people are experiencing with trying to play different titles and never returning to them. How many games in the MMO space have we seen easter eggs or developer secrets in? Or for that matter, a developer dropping in small mementos to things that inspired him to make the game?
The only MMO I know of that actually had anything like this was World of Warcraft with the Linkin quests, the early Holiday extras, and some of the funny behaviors people could pull off with certain monsters (like Stitches from Duskwood being pulled to Goldshire, where it pretty much massacred the entire town.) Heck, the developers didn't even punish the people who pulled Stitches to Goldshire. Try doing that in any modern MMO and they will slap a suspension or something else on their account.