"Having played through a bit of Runescape, I realize more and more just how alien an MMORPG is to me, compared to my other gaming experiences. Were I an ancient bard attempting to tell my character's story, well, I'd be a a rather newb-ish…"
"Hmm, here goes.
1. If you have ever heard of "Planetside" or another NPC-less game (Planetside being one of those apparently rare MMO first person shooters), would you say that NPCs are essential to story-telling, 2. or was the fact that…"