Travel and realism in MMORPGs


Over the last few months I’ve been ruminating over the role of travel in MMORPGs. I’ve played some irregular sessions of two more ‘realistic’ games, Black Desert Online ; a game where a mount or vehicle has a more tangible existence in the world than the norm, and can be left somewhere for good or bad. If you stable your horse in BDO it remains with that stablemaster NPC, you can run off elsewhere on some errand and find yourself further and further away from the mount and your only option to get that mount is to make your way back to where you left it.

It harkens me back to conversations I’ve had with a friend over Star Wars Galaxies and how spaceships in that game were similar to mounts in BDO – you parked them somewhere and if you then took a shuttle to another planet then your…

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