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The Daily Grind: What’s your primary reason for alting in MMORPGs?

Last weekend, I fell back into City of Heroes rogue servers as I do now every few months, and instead of making a beeline...
So close, and yet...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you love to look at but hate to play?

For those of you who have forgotten my experiences with DC Universe Online, I found it one of the most obnoxious and unpleasant games to...

The Daily Grind: What MMO set dressings make you roll your eyes?

While I'm not always the most nitpicky person in the universe, sometimes I do get tired of visual tropes that pop up over and...

The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Diablo 2 Resurrected?

One of the most interesting bits of BlizzConline 2021 to me was the reveal of Diablo 2 Resurrected. Yes, the rumors had ensured we...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite weird cross-promotion with an MMO?

So the Genshin Impact thing with KFC is weird, but let's be real, it's not even the first online game to have some tie-in...
Win more!

The Daily Grind: Does an untidy MMO quest log drive you nuts?

I'm a checklist kind of guy. My days are structured by a cross-platform task list that keeps me focused and on track to accomplish...

The Daily Grind: Do you want NPC companions in your MMOs?

Let's talk about buddies! Specifically, NPC buddies. It's no secret at all that I am a huge fan of NPC companions in MMOs. As...
The hardest part.

The Daily Grind: How long are you willing to wait in an MMO?

Tom Petty said it best in song format: "The waiting is the hardest part." And let's be clear about something, this question is not...

The Daily Grind: Do you think the MMO genre is in decline?

A while back, there was a post on the MMORPG subreddit that was basically "the genre didn't change, we changed" - I've seen those...

The Daily Grind: Did you jump back into WoW Classic after the Burning Crusade announcement?

I had a strong suspicion that the long-awaited announcement that, yes, Blizzard was going to be rolling out Burning Crusade Classic would be a...

The Daily Grind: How do you think BlizzConline went?

Reactions around the MOP offices on Blizzard's BlizzConline effort this past weekend were, I think it's fair to say, mixed at best. Some folks...
Kind to rewind.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite story of anonymous kindness from an MMO?

One of the best parts about MMOs is that they give players a chance to be kind in countless little ways. Maybe not always...

The Daily Grind: Would you (or do you) play as a villain in an MMO?

Our recent Massively Overthinking discussion on being heroes in MMOs got me, well, thinking. I'm just not one who really cares for labels like...

The Daily Grind: Would you play an MMO with randomly generated characters?

MMORPGs are traditionally games where people spend a lot of time designing their characters. Even in titles where there's not much to character creation,...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most egregious grifting you’ve seen in the MMO sphere?

There was a time when World of Warcraft charging $25 for a sparkly pony was considered absurd fleecing of its playerbase. Times have certainly...

The Daily Grind: What non-combat, non-crafting system do you enjoy in MMOs?

There's always a lot of stuff to do in MMOs, but most all of it involves punching, slicing, or blasting into oblivion. That's not...

The Daily Grind: What’s your absolute favorite dungeon in an MMORPG?

A while back, I asked our readers about the most boring dungeons in MMOs. It's The Oculus, by the way. That's the only right...

The Daily Grind: What MMORPG would’ve performed better had it launched in a different year?

I was chit-chatting with longtime MOP reader Bruno the other day when we starting yawing about RIFT and EverQuest II and which one was...
We still care.

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs give you the most space for letting your mind wander?

One of the things I regularly like to do with playing MMOs is to put something else on my second monitor to watch while...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO characters of yours do you truly miss?

If MMO characters had opinions and feelings of their own, they probably feel very much let down by my decisions over the years. I've...