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The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio told the biggest fib in 2018?

It would be so awesome if I could come to work every day and know that everything developers say is absolutely truthful and no...

The Daily Grind: Which game made the biggest contribution to killing the MMORPG genre in 2018?

So here's a fun-slash-depressing annual Daily Grind we've been running for the past few years thanks to DK, who originally proposed it. The knee-jerk answer,...

The Daily Grind: What MMO had the best player community in 2018?

One of the informal award type articles we've done every year for the last couple of years is this one: the one sussing out...

The Daily Grind: When do you know it’s time to return to an MMO?

I swear to you, the other night I had a dream in which I was sorting out which MMOs I was going to return...

The Daily Grind: How much of a historical or lore purist are you in MMOs?

VG247 put up an interestung piece this week discussing in part the Assassin's Creed franchise, which I realize is not an MMO, but the...
If I glossed your personal reason already, I'm sorry.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO projects have been unexpectedly easy?

For ages, I dreaded the fact that the perfect rifle for my Hunter's look in World of Warcraft would require running Trial of the...

The Daily Grind: How could WildStar have succeeded?

Let me tell you, the upcoming demise of WildStar has me really and truly heartsick. Flawed as it was, this was a tremendous MMO...

The Daily Grind: How patient are you for endgame content in frontloaded MMOs?

Last week, I ran a Daily Grind asking readers about how patient they are about MMOs that take a looooong time to really hit...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO character is your all-time favorite?

Here's a fun little perk of working at Massively OP: We get to choose the headers, and quite often we writers use screenshots from...

The Daily Grind: So how worried are you about Pearl Abyss’ buyout of CCP Games?

The panic over the impending Pearl Abyss buyout of CCP Games has been palpable for the last 24 hours. The EVE Online Reddit was...

The Daily Grind: How do you handle frustrations in MMO group content?

I do my best to be a patient party member in group content, but I am not perfect. When we get to the point...

The Daily Grind: What are the ages of your MMO characters?

Back in August, MMO blog Gnomecore asked an intriguing question about the age of our MMO toons. He wasn't asking about how long you've...

The Daily Grind: How patient are you when playing an MMORPG for the first time?

How many times have you seen this kind of advice from fans of an MMO? "You have to get past the first 10 hours...

The Daily Grind: What major blunders in MMORPG history should future devs study?

A week or so ago, Justin penned another entry in his long-running City of Heroes historical pieces, and down in the comments, a reader...
The stuff that you have, does someone have a claim on it?

The Daily Grind: What MMO area do you find most annoying to navigate?

I'd like to thank Final Fantasy XI for having some of the most obnoxious areas in any MMO to navigate ever. Maps that are...
Strawberry fields forever.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most adorable mascot?

While not every MMO has one, mascots are an interesting phenomenon that some developers promote and communities latch onto during their time with the...
ESO Tales of the Dead

The Daily Grind: If you were an MMO NPC, what items would you drop for the players who slay you?

I fell in love with an epic and frankly underrated Twitter thread from game dev Ben Porter this week. "If you were an NPC,...
Sometimes it's about tweaking the right people.

The Daily Grind: Are free-to-play MMO conversions saviors or signs of doom in your eyes?

When Dungeons & Dragons Online converted to a free-to-play business model, it was back when I was first working as a writer in the...
Oh, I get it.

The Daily Grind: How much of an MMO graphics snob are you?

Pretty much any time that Project Gorgon comes up in discussion around Massively OP, a discussion invariably takes place among readers that weighs the...
It's gone.

The Daily Grind: Do you have any strange MMORPG memory associations, and what are they?

I've been thinking about this topic for a few weeks, ever since MJ and I did a stream on the City of Heroes base...