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The Daily Grind: What argument does your MMO’s community have that would make no sense in other MMOs?

I don't think it's possible to go a day on a City of Heroes server, back in the old days or now on the...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite April Fools’ day MMO gag?

This year, we have elected not to do an April Fools' joke because we found ourselves with something more pressing to do. It turns...

The Daily Grind: What MMO content is perfect for short gaming sessions?

Lately I've been exploring Lord of the Rings Online's new(ish) mission system, which is essentially a smaller version of skirmishes that scale to a...

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMORPG character you still play?

Every year or so we'll do a conversation topic about the oldest MMO we still play. But realistically, the same couple of MMOs always...
Should or shouldn't?

The Daily Grind: What informs your cosmetic choices in MMOs?

The days in which it was an active debate whether or not a given MMO should have a system of cosmetics have passed us by,...

The Daily Grind: Do you take the path of least resistance in MMOs?

It's been a long-held axiom in the gaming industry that players will always, always pick the path of least resistance toward a goal or...
Word of the day calendar.

The Daily Grind: How do you push for change in a broken MMO?

The Path of Exile community has been roiling over the past couple of weeks, first because of the Harvest crafting nerfs and then because...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has your favorite combat animations?

When the time comes, almost every MMO has a moment when it's time for you to start cracking heads instead of chatting and socializing....

The Daily Grind: When’s the last time you felt pleasantly lost in an MMO?

I've been reading a lot of player analysis about what WoW Classic offers that retail doesn't, and several times I've seen the sentiment that...

The Daily Grind: Do MMOs need ‘friction’ for social bonding?

Not quite a year ago, World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas sat for a Wired interview in which he discusses social bonding in...

The Daily Grind: What classes in your current MMO desperately need some love?

So a while back I was thinking of rolling up a new Mastermind on the City of Heroes rogue servers I play, and so...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite mount in an MMO?

In a lot of MMOs, the way to get from place to place as fast as possible is by riding something. You sit on...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most recent milestone you’ve crossed in MMOs?

It's only natural to want to celebrate when you reach a certain milestone in an MMORPG. Maybe it's reaching the level cap, making your...

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of ice physics and mechanics in MMOs?

RPS had a fun headline a while back that made me let out a laugh while I was strolling through my feeds: We must...

The Daily Grind: Do you know the names of the people behind your favorite MMO?

Part of my job involves interviewing developers and talking with them. That means that it's important for me to remember who these people are,...
This is the way we won't.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO game sounds trigger happy memories?

MMORPGs are large, enormous repositories of sound design. You may never consciously think about it, but trust me, you notice it. From leveling up...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a modern remake of Guild Wars 1?

Every couple of months, we'll mention Classic Guild Wars in an article, and we'll get deluged by fans of the 2005 MMO. There appears...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO bonus for not-playing?

So I've been playing a lot of City of Heroes lately, and I've roped in my son to play with me, which is always...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the worst general chat channel?

Yes, yes, I know all of the jokes, World of Warcraft general chat is vile enough to be used as a biotoxin and all of...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most embarrassing thing you ever said in MMO chat?

It's one of my favorite things when someone else does it, but it's so cringy when I do. It's when you drop a big...