2021 eoty community

The Daily Grind: What were your three most-played MMOs in 2021?

Usually at the end of the year, Justin will ask me on the MOP Podcast what my top-played MMOs of the year turned out...
No time to analyze the situation, too much forging ahead making things worse to do!

The Daily Grind: What might be the next MMO to undergo a big business model shift?

In years past, this annual Daily Grind was focused on the next MMO that might go free-to-play, but that's become less and less relevant...

The Daily Grind: What MMOs are you no longer anticipating?

Yeah, this is going to be a hard Daily Grind to write. But there are some MMOs that have lingered so long in testing...

The Daily Grind: Will you Kickstart any MMOs in 2022?

I Kickstarted Book of Travels a few years back, and its early access didn't quite turn out the way I hoped. It's not a...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2022?

I'm going to introduce today's Daily Grind by saying upfront I do not know what the answer to this question is. That's because there are...
Bees, bees, they're everywhere.

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2022?

It's time for another annual tradition: examining Daybreak's prospects. We started back in 2015, when Sony cast off SOE and it was reshaped as...

The Daily Grind: Who told the biggest MMO-related fib of 2021?

I would really like to hear about people other than Bobby Kotick because he's the obvious answer in my book. Since July, we listened to...

Leaderboard: What was the best *new* MMO of 2021?

The downside of letting both old and new games be eligible for MMO of the Year is that it's so hard for brand-new MMOs...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO was the biggest contributor to killing the genre in 2021?

Before you get all prickly over the question, understand that we've been asking it of our readers since a backer pitched it in 2016....
Seamless. Very convincing.

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMO trend of 2021?

At the end of December, we dished out our award for the best MMO trend of the year. Now, it's time to pinpoint the...

The Daily Grind: What are you looking forward to MMO-wise in 2022?

It's 2022 now, so that's something! Feels a lot like 2021... in terms of the MMO landscape, I mean, because no major updates have...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the brightest future in 2022?

In years past, we've run a "most innovative" and "most potential" award, but today, I want to focus on the "most potential" part because...

The Daily Grind: What do you want to accomplish in your MMO by the end of 2022?

Congrats! You're the proud new owner of a full one (1) year of upcoming gaming experiences! You've got lands to explore, dungeons to conquer,...
Defying logic...

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2021?

We saw multiple smaller MMORPGs close down in 2021, and in fact in the new year we'll be recapping all of them. But in...

The 2021 One Shots Awards, celebrating your best MMO screenshots

Welcome the final One Shots column of 2021! As promised, this week we'll take the briefest of breaks from sharing recent submissions for the...

The Daily Grind: What MMO gifts did you get — or give yourself — this season?

I've always found it a lot of fun to jump online after Christmas morning to see what everyone got for the holidays, especially if...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best player community as of 2021?

I'm a partisan on this one: I have never been in an MMORPG with a better community than Lord of the Rings Online's. A couple...

Leaderboard: What was the most overrated MMO of 2021?

As our veteran readership will remember, one of our core MMORPG awards every year is our award for the most underrated MMO - an...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offered the best crafting in 2021?

In years past, we've given out a formal award for the best MMO crafting, but this year we're taking a break from that. There...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offered the best PvE experience in 2021?

If you've been following our awards this year, you know we brought back our PvP award for 2021. We'd let it go for a...