Vitae Aeternum: Explaining New World’s level 30 wall

If you've been paying any amount of attention to New World, you've probably heard of the dreaded "level 30 wall" - the idea that...

The Daily Grind: What’s the grindiest MMORPG still alive in 2021?

On last week's podcast, I joked that Albion Online's grind is deceptively short because once you get to what appears to be the outer...
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The Daily Grind: How long can you grind content in an MMO?

It might seem kind of odd, but part of my problem with playing Final Fantasy XI back in the day was just about the time...
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The Daily Grind: Are you re-exploring old MMO content during isolation?

These days, a lot of people are sitting at home without necessarily much to do. We are many of us content locusts now, swarming...

Vague Patch Notes: MMO grind is good (except when it isn’t)

Some of my fondest memories of World of Warcraft involve Adam Sandler and the Badlands. My wife and I had a pretty steady tradition made out...

Desert Oasis: A guide to the best Mediah grindspots in Black Desert

Of all the Desert Oasis articles I've written so far, by far the most fun I had was doing a guide for two of...

The Daily Grind: Do you feel an obligation to ‘finish’ the MMOs you start, even if it feels like ‘homework’?

A quote from legendary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro I saw on Twitter the other day is fast on the way to becoming my mantra. io9 transcribed...
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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite group size for MMO grinding?

Grinding has existed as long as we've had MMOs. In the earliest days of my time in the genre, grinding was the game; I...

The Stream Team: Black Desert’s Bloody Monastery

MassivelyOP's MJ might have accidentally leveled more than she intended to over Black Desert's bonus XP weekend. How did that happen? It came about...

No Man’s Sky has neither missions nor collectibles

No Man's Sky is a big game, what with 18 quintillion planets that would take 600 billion hours for players to explore, according to...

Skyforge is getting ready to tweak all of its classes

Skyforge is getting ready to do the class balance shuffle, so if you enjoy how your class currently plays, too bad! The announcement post...

You can grind some event tokens in TERA from now through January 12

TERA's new Brawler class debuts on December 8th. Starting today, the fantasy MMO is running an event called Brace for Impact that celebrates the...

Elder Scrolls Online’s veteran ranks are going bye bye

Elder Scrolls Online creative director Rich Lambert made a post on the game's official forum recently that should lead to much rejoicing. Unless you...

Warframe’s Jordas Precept patch is now on consoles

Digital Extremes wants you to know about The Jordas Precept, which is Warframe's latest update and which is now available for PlayStation 4 and...

Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns launch diary: Gaining masteries and lessening the grind

I've had the whole weekend with Heart of Thorns now, and I'm progressing very nicely in both the story and masteries. I've still yet to...

The Soapbox: MMOs and the power of habit

I've been reading this book by Charles Duhigg called The Power of Habit. Actually, the full title is The Power of Habit: Why We...

ArcheAge’s Halloween event starts tomorrow

ArcheAge's Hallowtide "rises from the dead" on October 20th, according to Trion's latest website blurb. There's probably a joke in there relating to ArcheAge...

The Daily Grind: Will you try Wurm Unlimited?

I don't know what was going on with me during the week of September 16th, but I completely missed the news about fantasy sandbox...

Skyforge’s Law and Order event starts today

Skyforge has announced a new event called Law and Order that begins today and runs through October 28th. It pits players against criminals and...

Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns economy and legendary weapons

ArenaNet has published two Guild Wars 2 dev blogs today: one on the economy and one on legendary weapons. ANet economist John Smith begins by...