I was a bit disturbed upon realising this while playing my second day of Age of Conan, yesterday.
Every single game I've loved or really REALLY liked bigtime since LegendMUD (with the exception of Forsaken World), has allowed me to have a minion army. And I'm not even talking MMOs only here, but any game.
I blame it on spending my formative gaming years raising homunculi armies in LegendMUD.
The class I've started with in AoC is the necromancer. I'm level ?10?, I have 4 zmobies gwarrrrrrging along behind me, and I am as happy as a clam despite AoC being fugly and having really really bad animation. XD
Apparently I will forgive near anything if I can have minions.
...can it really be that simple? O.O