Monday, October 12, 2009

Hoarders - The MMO

I was watching the A&E show, Hoarders and couldn't help but think of MMO's.  If you're not familiar with the show, it is about people who cannot throw anything away.  Their homes and yards end up turning into junk yards.  In real life it turns out to be a very serious problem, but in MMO's it is standard fare.

I definitely have a hoarding problem in MMO's.  Everything I loot or gather I want to save.  It doesn't matter what it is, if it isn't grey then it usually gets put away for later.  Even if I am max level, my bank will still be filed with early game items.  Sure, I could probably easily buy them again, but you never know.

Fallen Earth really takes advantage of my hoarding nature.  It is one of the games main features.  There are a ton of things to loot and gather and they all have good uses.  Since chips (money) are hard to come buy, you really do want to save what you find.

Star Wars Galaxies could easily have an in-game version of Hoarders.  With their housing system, you can place any object you find in the game inside your home.  If there weren't limits, I think there would be plenty of homes that look like this.