damokles wrote: »
A hero is someone who stands alone at the top, someone who is the strongest. That is pretty much impossible in an MMORPG ;D
A nameless figure has to stand strong with his allies in the face of danger, band together if you know what i mean. That is way more fun in my honest opinion
atama wrote: »
“Excuse me... Ragnar the Elder?”
“Yes Hero, how can I help you?”
“Um, yeah, sorry to seem like I’m prying or anything but I could swear I just overheard you tell that bard that he is the Chosen One.”
“That is correct! He rescued the Oracular Goose from the bandits hiding in the Cave of Doom, thus fulfilling the prophecy and proving that he is the Savior of All Men, the Chosen One of the Gods.”
“How did that goose make its way back to the cave after I...? Never mind, so you’re saying we are both the ‘Chosen One’?”
“Indeed, you are both the Great and Glorious Hero of Legend.”
“Okay... So then how many ‘Chosen Ones’ are there exactly?”
“Oh I lost count long ago. I would guess it is in the thousands by now. Please forgive me, I believe I see the Chosen One coming our way and she bears the Oracular Goose in her arms! Truly, we are saved!”
“Whatever. Crazy old fart.”
dygz wrote: »
I like to be well-known - like the protagonist(s) in a fantasy novel.
That doesn't necessarily mean I'm a hero. I was the Charles Darwin of Wizard101 because I mapped out pet abilities and devised a reliable method for breeding their traits.
Gaining recognition among NPCs helps with immersion.
Doesn't necessarily have to be recognition as a hero.
dracdoc wrote: »
I'm of the opinion as we'll that we're all nameless.. until we make a name for ourselves in the world via in game actions.
wanderingmist wrote: »
One thing that has always bothered me about hero stories is that many times, the heroic feats your character performs require very little effort from you as the player. Yes my character may have taken down a dragon that was plaguing the land, but all I did as the player was press 2 buttons. The title of hero doesn't feel justified or earned.