The Daily Grind: What gaming lessons from 2019 are you bringing forward in the new year?


We’re into 2020 now, and that means it’s the year of hindsight. (That is also the last time I’m allowed to make that joke, so mark the occasion.) There’s a thing about hindsight, though. Sure, it’s about looking backwards, but it’s also about looking forwards and using the lessons of the past to inform the future. You might look back and see things that you did that you wish you hadn’t… but you can also see wherein you’re doing the same things and expecting different results.

For my own purposes, for example, one of the lessons I’m taking away from 2019 is that I’d rather have things done. A bunch of times in MMOs, I wanted to start doing Project X, but starting on that required already finishing projects A, B, and C, which I had put off until I wanted to do them. If I know something’s going to be an involved project, it makes more sense to get it out of the way earlier, most of the time. What about you? What gaming lessons from 2019 are you bringing forward into the year?

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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…that my habits ingame are an unfocused steaming pile of hot mess with minor stretch goals in mind and pigtail. And will continue be so into the new year. I’m not sure that’s an entirely bad thing though. O.o

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City of Heroes: Homecoming showed me that sometimes your first impression of a game isn’t always on the mark. So I am going to try to give mmos / games a second or third chance to show me what they have to offer.

Another lesson was It’s also ok to not like everything about an mmo and still play it. If you find some fun in doing a particular thing in a game then do the thing and try not to worry about the rest.

Fallout 76 reinforced that lesson. It was a deservedly a trash fire to a lot of folks for good reason but I enjoyed the minute to minute gameplay. So that is what I enjoyed and for the most part I rolled my eyes at all the fires, wished Bethesda would get a clue and went back to enjoying what I enjoyed.