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The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are the best for occasional play?

As a longtime fan of MMOs, I struggle with one serious factor when it comes to playing them: time. It's not just finding time...

The Daily Grind: When was the last time you went sightseeing in an MMORPG?

Are you into stopping and smelling the flowers, literally or figuratively? I started thinking a bit about this thanks to a tweet ZeniMax sent out...
Oh, is this one my time? It keeps changing back and forth.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever run a ‘solo’ guild in an MMO?

When housing first arrived in Final Fantasy XIV, a lot of people wanted personal houses but couldn't yet get them. So they did...
lol newb

The Daily Grind: Is Fallout 76 an MMO?

We all know that the definition of "MMORPG" and "MMO" have been stretched, twisted, and interpreted in vastly different ways over the years based...
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The Daily Grind: Do you care more about an MMORPG’s playerbase or revenue?

SuperData put out a couple of reports and analyses last week that suggest Fortnite is "cannibalizing" other games, specifically in terms of...

The Daily Grind: What would you do if you could reboot any live MMO?

It's kind of crazy to me that Final Fantasy XIV is not only still running but is successful, has a thriving population and...
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The Daily Grind: Do you tilt toward sci-fi or fantasy in your MMOs?

I always found it weird that bookstores always shoved science fiction and fantasy subgenres together, kind of like a "here's a general section for...
What if, instead of random chance, we just... let you work on things?

The Daily Grind: Whom should pre-expansion MMO events target?

There are lots of things I'm not crazy about when it comes to the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth pre-patch event,...
Here we go again.

The Daily Grind: Rank the top three housing MMOs ever made

WildStar. RIFT. EverQuest II. If I had to choose three MMORPGs that contained the best housing systems and then rank them, that...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG boasts the best space gameplay?

Over the past week or so, I've been tinkering with Star Wars Galaxies Legends, an NGE emulator for SWG that's actually pretty polished...

The Daily Grind: Do you still have ‘passion’ for MMORPGs?

Over the weekend I saw an interesting Twitter discussion about how much game-playing game-designers actually need to do, and whether those passions are...
It never happened.

The Daily Grind: Are you less inclined to enjoy an MMO in beta testing?

Writing is not a matter of having no bias, it's a matter of being aware of your bias and attempting to correct for it....

The Daily Grind: Which expansion helped out an MMO the most?

We have talked a lot about great and terrible MMO expansions in the past, but most often, we approach such conversations from our personal...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite non-awful gaming subreddit?

I want to flip the tables on the whole toxicity/Reddit thing a bit. Earlier this week, we talked about some of the problems...
Burn it, sure.

The Daily Grind: Where are the spots you most identify with in MMOs?

It's going to be most relevant next week, but honestly I'm not even a little bit sad at the thought of Darnassus burning in...

The Daily Grind: How should MMO studios handle game reboots?

Over the past several years, we have witnessed several MMOs being rebooted and relaunched, including Final Fantasy XIV, Secret World Legends, and,...

The Daily Grind: How can we solve Reddit’s gaming ‘tragedy of the commons’ problem?

In dealing with the ArenaNet fallout over the last couple of weeks, I started giving serious thought to the Reddit problem in gaming, and...

The Daily Grind: Which online game has suffered the most from its own hype?

I've still got hype on the brain. We've talked about the length of hype cycles and under-hyped MMOs. Now I want to...
This sounds normal, sure.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been a creative fan for an MMO?

It will never cease to amaze me how artists for MMOs can come up with costumes that require no actual adherence to physical laws...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO system or feature is needlessly complex?

Probably one of my greatest and ongoing criticisms of the MMORPG genre is how developers populate these games with systems that are often cumbersome,...

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