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The Daily Grind: Do you experience MMO ‘expansion endorphins’?

Back in December, MOP's Justin wrote an article about being excited to play World of Warcraft Dragonflight, and in that piece, he wondered whether...

The Daily Grind: Are lifetime MMO subs ever worth it?

I've more than once told the story about my guildie who bought a lifetime sub to Hellgate London (oh no). And I've personally never...
Un secret.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most shameful MMO relaunch you can think of?

We love a good relaunch story around here. We all like to tell stories like Final Fantasy XIV where a game comes out, isn't...
Here's hoping!

The Daily Grind: What’s the best solution for MMO naming conflicts?

There's nothing that can deflate incoming new players' excitement for an MMORPG than to find out that their favorite names are already taken. And...

The Daily Grind: What cosmetic wearable options are missing in your favorite MMO?

Back in January, NCsoft opened a request thread for Blade and Soul players asking them what kinds of cosmetic items they'd like to see...
This is not a doll.

The Daily Grind: How patient are you waiting for MMOs to be brought to your region?

A reader once asked me what motivated me to learn Japanese because she figured that since I cover so many Japanese MMORPGs and follow...

The Daily Grind: What has the MMO genre lost in its push to progress?

Having played both World of Warcraft retail and WoW Classic pretty extensively over the past few years, I can conclusively say that, for me,...
Stuff. You. Give. Me.

The Daily Grind: What are the worst ‘noob traps’ in MMOs?

A while back, when discussing Classic Guild Wars with MOP's Chris, who was playing it for Choose My Adventure, I found myself explaining that...

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMO you tried super late in its lifetime?

Earlier this month, an MOP reader tweeted about trying Dark Age of Camelot for the first time in 2023 and falling in love, which...
El barfo.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO minipet?

Once upon a time, a very smart woman was looking at an MMO's design document. "We have pet classes for people who are scared...
I feel prettier.

The Daily Grind: What type of fashion does your MMO characters wear?

As the truth-in-comedy joke goes, the real endgame for MMORPGs is fashion wars. Whichever player creates the best cosmetic outfit from collected pieces and...

The Daily Grind: Do you like zerg vs. zerg PvP in MMOs?

Early on in 2023, Sandbox Interactive sent Albion Online players a detailed survey asking about their game preferences, and included within was a question...
Captain Amaptain: Civil Wivil

The Daily Grind: How do you offer your feedback to MMO designers?

It is possible, albeit unlikely, that you think my job consists of sitting at my desk in an office, writing for an hour, and...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are hard to love because of their combat design?

The other day I was spying on Chris playing some Warframe on Twitch, and the thought that kept bubbling into my head as he was...

The Daily Grind: Do you join serious or goofy guilds in MMOs?

A while back in Lord of the Rings Online, I saw an ad for a guild float by that made me giggle when usually...

The Daily Grind: Do you care about other people’s achievements in MMOs?

A few weeks ago, I saw an MOP commenter remark that MMOs had the advantage over single-player games because single-player games are too boring,...
Punch drunk.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio has the most credibility?

Some MMO studios love to treat credibility in much the same way that you treat a tissue during a head cold, there to be...

The Daily Grind: How much homework do you do coming into a new MMO?

Recently, I've re-entered the world of Guild Wars 2 after a quite lengthy absence. But I've done it in a different way than before,...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite biome type in MMOs?

A while back, Pantheon posted some slides for some of its in-production biome types that caught my attention. Obviously, the mockups are slick, and...
Here we go once more.

The Daily Grind: Has an MMO ad ever worked on you?

I'm not sure how to feel about the fact that Final Fantasy XIV has done a fair number of live-action ads that are all...