Many MMOs, but especially DDO, center around the acquisition of “loot”. It is why we run a quest, why we play the game at all.
But this may not be a good thing. Consider the meaning of the word (this definition from Wikipedia):
Looting also referred to as sacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging—is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe, such as during war, natural disaster, or rioting. The term is also used in a broader sense, to describe egregious instances of theft and embezzlement, such as the “plundering” of private or public assets by corrupt or greedy authorities.
We take the monster’s goods by force. Rarely, we do so by stealth, but more commonly by slaying all that we encounter. Sometimes they aren’t even monsters at all.
question from a Mind Flayer;
Does loot stain your soul?
Are we roleplaying immorality? Loosing our inner barbarian to sack and plunder in virtuality as a placeholder for actions we wish to take in reality? Mob rules over the golden rule? Id over super-ego?
Oops, got to go, one of my characters needs a bunch of new Mauls and they ain’t gonna loot themselves.
🙂 😀 🙂