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The Daily Grind: What would you be willing to transfer servers for in an MMO?

As I write this, we're knee-deep in the 24-hour maintenance for Final Fantasy XIV splitting up the North American datacenters. What will I do...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG benefits most from its IP?

We have certainly debated the downsides of basing MMOs on established intellectual properties, most namely the danger of having the license pulled and the...

The Daily Grind: Where do you stand on automated gameplay in MMOs?

Ages ago, there was a tiny little Chinese import MMO called Zentia. I have little cause to talk about it nowadays, since hardly...
Bingpot.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO in 2019 offers the best content for healers?

A few weeks ago, there was a neat post on the MMORPG subreddit about healing. Author Rapthorne Lightweaver points out that "the industry...
Alas and alack.

The Daily Grind: What MMO received far more effort to keep it alive than it deserved?

It's ironic that two of the games I regard most fondly are both titles that received a huge amount of support trying to make these titles...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite version of your MMO’s theme music?

Recently I've been cruising back through Aion's soundtrack and made a discovery that, in hindsight, seems obvious: There are several different main theme...

The Daily Grind: What do you think about player-vs.-developer content in MMOs?

Launching into early access today is a new hardcore fantasy MMORPG called Astaria, as we've lightly covered before. (Edit: Apparently it's...
And do you have a computer?

The Daily Grind: How long does it take for wipes to bother you in an MMO?

This is not a question about wipes in general. If the first wipe in a Final Fantasy XIV dungeon happens with a veteran party...
Yes, this is a thing.

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

Minipets: Either you love 'em and collect 'em like crazy, or you don't care for 'em and resent that I've been shortening "them" for...
Not scary any more.

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the absolute worst official site?

Every so often I'm reminded of how hopelessly bad the Final Fantasy XI site actually is. I don't entirely blame the designers; the site was...

The Daily Grind: What makes you dismiss an MMO without ever trying it?

I would say that I'm generally -- generally -- a fairly open person when it comes to trying out MMORPGs and other games. I...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a ‘port in the storm’ MMORPG?

Yesterday, we covered the news that Elder Scrolls Online is actually implementing queues and adding more capacity and new hardware to handle what...
Jump around?

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer target locks or free aiming in MMO action combat?

In the world of active combat, the mechanics are split between two separate yet equally important combat styles. The first is the open free-aiming...

The Daily Grind: What MMO player behavior irks you the most?

One of the best aspects of MMORPGs is also one of its worst on occasion. And yes, I'm talking about the presence of those...

The Daily Grind: How much does trust for other players matter in MMORPGs?

My husband is a dedicated Overwatch player, and lately he's been watching videos about improving his skill that frankly seem to have just...
It's right there.

The Daily Grind: What gives you cause to forgive MMO studios or publishers?

There are a lot of reasons people have to dislike NCsoft as a publisher. But oddly enough, if you're a fan of WildStar who has...

The Daily Grind: Which underrated MMO would you recommend to friends?

So c'mon, we all know what the big MMOs are right now, the ones that always come up in conversation. You know, the ones...
Looks like home.

The Daily Grind: Are there any zones in MMOs you’d like to call home?

My wife has long had an affection for Nagrand in World of Warcraft, and that makes sense to me. The gentle rolling terrain looks...

The Daily Grind: What does an MMO need to do right at the start to keep you playing?

I don't think it can be overstated enough that the introductory experience of an MMO is absolutely crucial to pulling in and retaining a...

The Daily Grind: Do you still get excited about upcoming MMORPGs?

It was the late aughts. My husband and I had scraped together money to fly to London for a meet-up with our Europe-based guildies....

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