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The Daily Grind: Do you ever want to change your character’s race?

We all whine and complain about MMO cash shop offerings, but you know what's one item that I'm always glad to see? A race...

The Daily Grind: Does FFA PvP reflect badly on players?

Today's Daily Grind question comes from Luxxicon, a donor to our Kickstarter campaign. Luxxicon just wants to talk about open-world PvP. In fact, his...

The Daily Grind: What’s the last non-combat activity you did in an MMO?

It's no secret that today's MMOs focus almost exclusively on combat. Oh sure, some of them have rudimentary crafting, trading, and housing minigames, but...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a stripped-down mobile version of your favorite MMO?

The (as of yet unspecified) plans to create a mobile version of Final Fantasy XI touches on a sore subject for me: the lack...
Infinite Crisis

The Daily Grind: Have you tried Infinite Crisis?

Infinite Crisis came out on Steam last week, which was bad timing for me. I left town for the weekend and I didn't get to...
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The Daily Grind: What stupid mistake do you keep making in an MMO?

In a lot of games, the E key defaults to use/interact/whatever. Get near a thing, press E, you do what you need to do....

The Daily Grind: Do MMORPGs need VR?

Video game developers have been positively obsessing about virtual reality for the last few years, but barring an exception here and there, few MMOs seem...

The Daily Grind: What MMO conceits would you port into real life?

This morning's Daily Grind is a fun one straight from Kickstarter donor Wesley Hendriks. Wesley proposes we all ponder the following question: If you could choose...
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The Daily Grind: What’s the most game-breaking cash shop item you’ve ever seen?

I don't have a lot of experience with MMO cash shops. I've used a couple of them to spend Turbine points or Funcom funny...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a love/hate relationship with an MMO?

For the most part, my MMO gaming world is pretty black and white. If I enjoy a game, then I'm playing it. If I'm...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO mob type that totally icks you out?

For some people, it's spiders. For others, it's bats or snakes. (For Justin, it's elves.) And for me, it's roaches. I've been incredibly lucky, honestly, that...
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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite game to decompress with?

Moving is absolutely awful, as we all know, and I would be very happy to never move ever again. Once my computer was all...
Cabal II

The Daily Grind: Did you play Cabal Online?

I've got a question. It's not a burning question, mind you, but it's one I've been meaning to ask for a few days now....

The Daily Grind: Does story matter in MMORPGs?

We're breaking out the Daily Grind questions offered up by some of our Kickstarter donors today with one by Kharl, who wanted to talk...
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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite Elder Scrolls Online race?

I'm looking forward to some Elder Scrolls Online this month, but I may not use my max-level character. His guild is gone, and frankly...

The Daily Grind: Does Guild Wars 2 need mounts?

Let me stop you right there: Yes, I know that Guild Wars 2 kinda has mounts. It has a ridable broom and a flying...

The Daily Grind: What’s Funcom’s secret project?

When Funcom's Joel Bylos casually announced this week that he was moving on from his role as game director of The Secret World to...

The Daily Grind: When’s the last time an MMO made you laugh?

There are few things that I love more in gaming than to have a genuine laugh-out-loud moment. Maybe something silly and stupid happens in...

The Daily Grind: What constitutes an ‘action combat MMO’?

In the course of organizing MOP's new tag database, I found myself looking for input on games to include in the "action combat" tab. I had...

The Daily Grind: Is Shroud of the Avatar destined to be an underrated MMO?

One conversation that I've seen echoed a few times is how strange it is that Shroud of the Avatar has been running such a...