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The Daily Grind: Are there any MMOs you know are good that just didn’t grab you?

There are friends I know who didn't enjoy City of Heroes. Not that they think the game was bad; it's pretty easy to agree...
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The Daily Grind: What’s the most impractical-looking MMO weapon?

As a long-time purveyor of MMORPGs, I totally get that visuals and style are the true game and all else supports that. We love...
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The Daily Grind: What’s the worst content addition for an MMO that cost money?

If you played Final Fantasy XI, you either think that Chains of Promathia was a pretty weak expansion pack or you're wrong. If you...

The Daily Grind: Do you engage in ‘parallel play’ in MMORPGs?

Thanks to a random Tweet in my timeline a while back, the term "parallel play" has been rattling around in my brain lately. According...

The Daily Grind: What MMO expansion feature instantly had your money?

Every time an MMORPG expansion is announced, the very first thing that I look for is the big hook -- that tentpole feature that...

The Daily Grind: How realistic should MMO armor be?

One of the things that has me excited about New World is the specific realism of its armor. If I'm playing a warrior type...

The Daily Grind: What part of your MMO’s endgame do you participate in?

In the comments of our recent piece on the Guild Wars 2 legendary armory, several of our regular readers got into a discussion on...

The Daily Grind: What convinces you to accept an MMO studio’s apology?

MMO studios are going to screw up sooner or later. Some are better or worse about how often those screwups happen, but these studios...

The Daily Grind: What’s the newest class you’ve played in your oldest MMO?

I don't know about you, but I am not always that adventurous when it comes to picking a new class to play in an...
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The Daily Grind: Rename your favorite MMO, only worse

All right, MOP readers, every discussion up to this one has been a warm-up to the main event. Wake up, swig that energy juice,...
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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite single MMO expansion?

MMO expansions are a wonderful thing. No, seriously, I love expansions immensely. I love the feel of logging into a new expansion and hopefully...

The Daily Grind: So are you preordering Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons?

I don't know about you folks, but the past week has been rough, and I needed something happy to take my mind off the...

The Daily Grind: Do you reroll old familiar classes on MMO progression servers?

When Aion Classic opened its doors last month, I saw an intriguing thread on the game's subreddit about what class they were going to...

The Daily Grind: Which Kickstarter MMOs do you actually still want when they launch?

Not long after Crowfall launched, I had a fun chat with MOP reader Brandon, who mentioned that one of his friends was an early...
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The Daily Grind: Do you follow Discord servers for specific MMOs?

On some level this might be a case of an old man yelling at clouds, but I really dislike joining Discord servers for specific...

The Daily Grind: If you could give advice to a developer that would actually be taken, what would it be?

While developers have an insider's knowledge of the make-up of their games and access to information and demographics that we do not, it doesn't...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best weapon animations?

I remember back when World of Warcraft was just plain vanilla and there was plenty of time to observe things during the countless fights....

The Daily Grind: What little touches make you happy in an MMO?

Completing a duty in Final Fantasy XIV plays the traditional series victory fanfare. It's such a little thing, it doesn't need to be in...

The Daily Grind: So what do we all think of New World so far?

Amazon's New World rolled into closed beta yesterday, and unlike some past test events, this one has no NDA, meaning the whole MMORPG community...
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The Daily Grind: What’s the single best way an MMO can keep a newbie playing?

A while back, MOP's own Ben tweeted that during his recent foray into EVE Online, a gamemaster messaged him out of the blue. The...