Click to move is a bit of strange feature in MMORPGs. It’s common enough in some genres, action RPGs like Diablo for instance. In my experience it’s a bit rarer in this genre, at least as a default-on or obvious option. Of the many MMOs I’ve sampled over the years several have had click to move in some form but it’s only since I’ve come back to playing LoTRO that I’ve paid it much attention.
I should clarify here that in LoTRO click to move is about interactions, not clicking on the landscape. I can right-click a mining node for instance and my character will run over and mine it. Likewise I can right-click an NPC and he’ll start a conversation. It’s a surprisingly relaxing addition to gameplay, although I do wonder if it’s training me to be lazy.
Click to move can also mean literally clicking on the landscape to move to that point. Other older games that I’ve played had that, Eden Eternal for instance.
This feature can even extend as far as clicking to auto-run to specific objectives, NPCs or locations. Both Eden Eternal and Allods Online have versions of this “auto-pilot” feature.
Of course LoTRO hasn’t evolved quite this far in allowing questing on auto-pilot, but then there is the Mithril coin option to teleport to certain NPCs or quest objectives instantly, an addition since the Free to Play conversion that I ignore completely.
Do you make use of click to move in MMOs or steer clear of it?