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The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO endgame that isn’t toxic?

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I think it's commonly accepted in the MMORPG community that PvP breeds toxicity. But what I seldom see argued is that PvE can breed...

The Daily Grind: Does the idea of running an MMO shop appeal to you?

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Every week on the podcast, you can hear how Bree and I have vastly different interests when it comes to engaging with MMOs. While...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMO daily rewards that make you log back out?

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At the beginning of the month of November, I was irritated at New World for a multitude of reasons but still itching for some...
Barf barf barf.

The Daily Grind: Are you bothered by boosting in MMOs?

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A few weeks ago, the World of Warcraft playerbase was grumbly over a tweet from the new Blizzard co-president that encouraged boosting, which is...
Corpse party.

The Daily Grind: What MMO patch has been the most disappointing for you?

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Not everything you anticipate turns out to have been worth the anticipation. We've all had patches that were hyped up as containing all sorts...

The Daily Grind: What do you think about MMO festival reprises?

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One habit that Lord of the Rings Online likes to do is bring back its festivals out of season for a "reprise" -- a...

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite MMO’s greatest untapped strength?

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Earlier this fall, MOP's Tyler said something that resonated with me: "Guild Wars 2 is a great game that is wholly ignorant of its...
Old world.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most upsetting MMO delay you’ve experienced?

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Delays happen in the game industry, especially the last year or so. They're not ideal, but they happen. A good development team tries to...

The Daily Grind: What do you think of Lost Ark so far?

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The buzz on the MMO streets is all about an Amazon Game Studios release -- no, not New World, but rather Lost Ark. The...
Burn.

The Daily Grind: Would WoW be better off with a full reboot?

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A couple of months ago, Justin and I were joking on the podcast about how what World of Warcraft really needed wasn't WoW Classic...

The Daily Grind: Are you still waiting for the ‘perfect’ MMO?

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When new MMOs come out, I sometimes have to talk myself out of judging them on a dramatically different standard from existing MMOs -...
Void where prohibited.

The Daily Grind: Do you pay close attention to MMO studio financial reports?

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Investor reports are bland, boring, and usually not what anyone finds to be gripping reading even if you're an investor in a given company....

The Daily Grind: Should ArenaNet continue Guild Wars 2 expansions or make Guild Wars 3?

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While I personally am not completely sold on Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons (I was never a Cantha Baby, if I can coin...

The Daily Grind: Do you support MMOs that you don’t like or play?

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Last month when Book of Travels launched, I caught a comment from a MOP reader, Kothoses, who said something that really grabbed me. He...
Let's effin go

The Daily Grind: Which new MMO from 2021 do you have the highest hopes for?

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This year has been almost an embarrassment of riches when it comes to new MMOs launching with a pretty sizable push. We saw Crowfall...

The Daily Grind: What actions do MMO devs take to unintentionally kill their games?

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Let me preface today's topic by saying that no MMORPG developers I know would ever intentionally sabotage or hinder their games. Everyone always has...

The Daily Grind: How often do you make it through the first month of a new MMO?

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If you don't read MMO-related subreddits, you might not be aware that the folks coming in on the daily to insist that New World...

The Daily Grind: If your favorite MMO announced maintenance mode tomorrow, would you keep playing?

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If you'll permit me to butcher the old phrase about getting older vs. dying... maintenance mode sucks, but it's better than the alternative. Maintenance mode,...
Here we go again.

The Daily Grind: Are you an effective leader in MMOs?

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In any sort of group content in an MMO, especially going in for the first time, someone needs to be a leader. Someone needs...

The Daily Grind: Which dead MMOs do you hope will come back some day?

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Last week, Fallen Earth returned to service, which delighted me to no end. When you have favorite MMOs that end up being shuttered or...

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