The Daily Grind: What’s the grindiest MMO?


Allow me to butcher a phrase: MMO grind is in the eye of the beholder. A few hundred architect entertainment missions in City of Heroes were a breeze to me but a monotonous grind to others. What was a simple matter of macros and a day of clicking for me felt like an impassable crafting grind to some of my Star Wars Galaxies guildmates. And in Ultima Online, the idea of leveling up animal taming or provocation or stealing again makes me want to, well, bust out my credit card for an advanced character and skip that crap, but legendary fishing? I’m on a boat. Skill level 120 baby, here I come!

As I’ve grown up and passed through MMOs, my tolerance for certain types of grind has truly diminished. I’m far more likely to grind for skills or experience nowadays than churn through raid or social experiences for overt loot grinds, for example, but then again, it depends on the loot too.

So what’s the grindiest — and least grindiest — MMO in your book?

(That’s my husband’s old FF/Elec in this pic if you were wondering!)

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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