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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...

The Daily Grind: Do you wish Guild Wars 2 had proper player housing?

A few weeks back, in response to a dumb joke I made about Guild Wars 2's endless parade of cash-shop chairs, MOP's Justin quipped,...
The stuff that you have, does someone have a claim on it?

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMO change or update you’re still a little angry about?

I still find Final Fantasy XI's old vague patch notes so annoying ("The potency of certain actions has been adjusted") that I named an entire...

The Daily Grind: Where’s the love for MMO Engineers?

If you announce that your MMO is going to have an Engineer class of some kind, then congratulation: I'm going to play it. In...

The Daily Grind: What’s your biggest collection in an MMORPG?

I am not what I would called a "collector." In MMOs or really anywhere else. Or I guess I should be more specific and...
We still care.

The Daily Grind: Do you miss free return events in MMORPGs?

Eliot was writing a piece about Final Fantasy XI's return home event a week or two ago and I suddenly had a pang of...
Stay specced.

The Daily Grind: Would you play an MMO on console with crossplay?

I like Star Trek Online. It'd probably be a pretty fun game to play on consoles during idle downtime, but there's a problem with that:...

The Daily Grind: Where would you live in an MMO if you could?

Sometimes MMO developers and artists are so very good with creating welcoming and gorgeous zones that I think that I wouldn't mind moving there....

The Daily Grind: What’s your primary reason for alting in MMORPGs?

Last weekend, I fell back into City of Heroes rogue servers as I do now every few months, and instead of making a beeline...
So close, and yet...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you love to look at but hate to play?

For those of you who have forgotten my experiences with DC Universe Online, I found it one of the most obnoxious and unpleasant games to...

The Daily Grind: What MMO set dressings make you roll your eyes?

While I'm not always the most nitpicky person in the universe, sometimes I do get tired of visual tropes that pop up over and...

The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Diablo 2 Resurrected?

One of the most interesting bits of BlizzConline 2021 to me was the reveal of Diablo 2 Resurrected. Yes, the rumors had ensured we...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite weird cross-promotion with an MMO?

So the Genshin Impact thing with KFC is weird, but let's be real, it's not even the first online game to have some tie-in...
Win more!

The Daily Grind: Does an untidy MMO quest log drive you nuts?

I'm a checklist kind of guy. My days are structured by a cross-platform task list that keeps me focused and on track to accomplish...

The Daily Grind: Do you want NPC companions in your MMOs?

Let's talk about buddies! Specifically, NPC buddies. It's no secret at all that I am a huge fan of NPC companions in MMOs. As...
The hardest part.

The Daily Grind: How long are you willing to wait in an MMO?

Tom Petty said it best in song format: "The waiting is the hardest part." And let's be clear about something, this question is not...

The Daily Grind: Do you think the MMO genre is in decline?

A while back, there was a post on the MMORPG subreddit that was basically "the genre didn't change, we changed" - I've seen those...

The Daily Grind: Did you jump back into WoW Classic after the Burning Crusade announcement?

I had a strong suspicion that the long-awaited announcement that, yes, Blizzard was going to be rolling out Burning Crusade Classic would be a...

The Daily Grind: How do you think BlizzConline went?

Reactions around the MOP offices on Blizzard's BlizzConline effort this past weekend were, I think it's fair to say, mixed at best. Some folks...
Kind to rewind.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite story of anonymous kindness from an MMO?

One of the best parts about MMOs is that they give players a chance to be kind in countless little ways. Maybe not always...