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The Daily Grind: How often do you change your character’s outfit in an MMO?

It's funny to think that back when I started doing this job, the idea of having cosmetic outfits in an MMO was actually not...

The Daily Grind: Should MMORPG expansions always include new zones?

During New World's Q&A video last week, Amazon devs explained their rationale for revamping First Light instead of adding another new zone in the...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a single MMO?

So Star Citizen hit $600M in crowdfunding last month, and I have questions - specifically, questions for the gamers who keep pouring money into...

The Daily Grind: Are MMORPG expansions pay-to-win or pay-to-progress?

Earlier this week, the New World devs put out a video that addressed, among many other things, the perception in the PvP community that...
Always bunnies.

The Daily Grind: What do you imagine your MMO characters get up to in their downtime?

We dedicated roleplayers have an edge when it comes to knowing what our characters are doing when we're not out slaying insane stuff because...

The Daily Grind: What MMOs have you given the most chances to impress?

I think I'm going to write the most useless doctoral thesis someday about why we bounce off of games yet come back to try...

The Daily Grind: Do you complain about MMO buyables – and then buy them anyway?

During EG7's investor pitch video this week, Daybreak boss Ji Ham said something that leaped out at me. He was essentially trying to convince...

The Daily Grind: How diligent are you with your MMO inventory management?

We have all accepted that however ridiculous video games are, there is a limit in that you cannot actually carry endless amounts of stuff...

The Daily Grind: Do you like endless dungeons in MMOs?

When Elder Scrolls Online brings us Update 40 next month, it will become the latest MMORPG to feature some variation of an "endless" dungeon....
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The Daily Grind: Do MMO cash shops usually have things you want to buy?

My recent return to Guild Wars 2 for the Secrets of the Obscure expansion resurrected one of my old gripes: The cash shop almost...

The Daily Grind: What’s the smallest MMO you actively play?

Smallest in terms of playerbase size, that is. I wondered about this the other day when I was writing up a piece that included mention...

The Daily Grind: What’s the last player-made item you bought in an MMORPG?

A lot of MMORPGs have crafting. The majority, even. But there's a major difference between "this game has crafting" and "this game has crafting...

The Daily Grind: What would be the perfect MMO cosmetic transmog system?

As the saying goes, the real endgame for MMORPGs is fashion wars. Everyone loves looking their best through creative wardrobe selections, after all. If...

The Daily Grind: What’s your most petty MMO pet peeve?

Today's Daily Grind was inspired by LOTRO blogger Fibro Jedi, who tweeted about personal space: You know how sometimes you'll be standing in an...
Rock on.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite low-thought MMO activity?

I usually like to be playing an MMORPG actively, but sometimes I just want to kick back, watch a movie, and idly do something...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is best if you want to get in the zone and grind on mobs?

I don't know about you, but sometimes when I sit down to play at the end of a long day, I'm not looking for...

The Daily Grind: What MMO content do you wish devs would stop trying to get you to do?

When we started using the term "everything box" a decade or more ago, the idea was that it was a sandbox where everything was...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs offer tools to let you hide all other players?

A while back, an MOP commenter opined that MMOs should always offer players the option to fully block - that is to say, mute...
It's fine, everything is fine, this is fine.

The Daily Grind: What MMO combat has felt unfair to you?

Fairness in combat is in the eye of the beholder, to a certain extent. There are people who will insist a fight is unfair...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying MMO boss encounter?

Not all big, showy, and mouthy boss encounters in MMORPGs are created equal. Some are easier than others, and some are a whole lot...