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The Daily Grind: What are your fall MMO plans?

After a brief August lull in the crazy launch cycle that's been 2021, we're looking to ramp back up again with a lot of...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best way to maintain immersion in an MMO?

Klei Entertainment's Kris Ruff once tweeted about game design term I've never heard before but whose description I most definitely recognized when another dev...
You've got... crowing eyes...

The Daily Grind: Do you regret not backing any MMO Kickstarters?

Let's be real about something - there are a lot of MMO Kickstarters that crash and burn well before getting to the "launch" stage....

The Daily Grind: Do you like interrupt mechanics in MMO combat?

MMO combat isn't all that complicated, for the most part. Hit bad guys with the end of your Pain Stick, don't stand in the...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a ‘white whale’ in MMOs?

And no, I don't mean whale in the sense of MMO players who spend way too much money on games. I mean in the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is the most fun when you’re losing?

The other day my guildies were chatting about their favorite shooters, and one of them pointed out that he'd rather play a quick pick-up...
Back then.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO have you played with the worst voice acting?

There was a particular line from the male Norn back in the beta for Guild Wars 2 that made me laugh much more than...

The Daily Grind: List your favorite expansion to every MMO you’ve played

Lists -- we're doing one today. And it has the potential to be a really fun one! The challenge is fairly simple: Make a list...

The Daily Grind: What do you think about taxes in MMORPGs?

Today I want to talk about everyone's least favorite thing: taxes. I snagged the idea from a Reddit thread a while back that was...
And again.

The Daily Grind: What MMO delay has annoyed you the most?

Sometimes things get delayed. It happens. It's generally not a desired outcome by any of the people making an MMO, but you just need...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is the worst when it comes to invisible walls?

Woo boy. If you want to get my dander up out of nowhere when I'm playing your MMO, then just toss in an invisible...

The Daily Grind: Is the MMO industry a zero-sum game?

A while back I spied a thread on the MMORPG subreddit that was lamenting the fact that Final Fantasy XIV has been blowing up....

The Daily Grind: Does a class’ style or playstyle matter more to you in MMOs?

Consider this my ode to the Guild Wars franchise's Mesmers. I love everything about them but how they play in practice. I love how...

The Daily Grind: What’s the dumbest thing you’ve seen an MMO dev do on social media?

The great thing about social media is that it can be a great medium for people to communicate in real-time and let everyone know...

The Daily Grind: What SWTOR class story and combat style will you combine with this year’s expansion?

The announcement of Star Wars: The Old Republic's upcoming expansion certainly seems to have called more than a few lapsed Jedi and Bounty Hunters...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMORPGs you try to ignore?

I've joked before that several of our writers allow me the luxury of ignoring some MMORPGs. I don't have anything against Final Fantasy XIV,...
Front lines.

The Daily Grind: What MMO drop has eluded you for the longest time?

You band together with other players, you go out into a dungeon, you kill a boss, and you take the stuff that boss drops....

The Daily Grind: How many MMOs have you played this summer so far?

I've always seen the summer as a time to branch out and get in as much MMORPG gaming as possible, especially with all of...

The Daily Grind: Has there been a demographic shift in who plays MMOs, and why?

I feel as if we've heard thousands of arguments about shifting demographics in the MMO industry. The prevailing wisdom is that many gamers "age...
Remember when the big problem we had was seagulls? That seems so much easier right now.

The Daily Grind: How do you know when it’s time to throw in the towel on your favorite MMO?

Over the weekend, MOP reader Joey tipped us off to the news that the last major German World of Warcraft fansite has put a...