Discussion in 'The Tavern' started by Seagrim, May 25, 2017.
So VRChat is back in the news for the most ridiculous reason imaginable:
You know, I was doing some work on Tournament of Titans yesterday and it just hit me that several of my characters were literal memes, like a Black Knight who is literally straight out of the Monty Python movie who shows up maybe twice. And yet now that I think about it, I haven't noticed a lot of litRPG or gamelit going that route. Normally in litRPG (that involves MMOs and isn't dungeons-on-Earth or isekai, since those have more obvious reasons why), characters look fairly standard for their respective worlds. True, that's the case for MMOs today too, but when it comes to future FIVR games, I guess I just can't look at VRChat and not realize that humans will corrupt anything and everything with memes and in-jokes and sex jokes and cringiness. If VRChat came out 50 years ago somehow, I bet you there'd be plenty of pin-up girls, cartoon characters, and Rat Finks. I can already imagine my great-uncle (who fought in Vietnam) using this '60s-era VRChat to RP as Velma Dinkley. Why? I couldn't even tell you for the same reason why I couldn't tell you why I'd go into VRChat as a generic anime girl.
Oh wow, an MMO from 1995!