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The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you wish were more transparent about its metrics?

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Numbers numbers numbers: I wish we could have more. No, let me amend that. I wish we had fewer numerical representations inside MMOs. I'd much...

The Daily Grind: Do you make use of votekicking in MMOs?

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Not long after Shadowlands released, there was a heavily upvoted thread on the World of Warcraft subreddit in which a player related a...

The Daily Grind: Do you reroll the same MMO classes over and over?

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There's a whole group of MMO players who have always fascinated me: the type who keep rerolling the same characters over and over. For...

The Daily Grind: Do you judge MMOs by what’s in their screenshots?

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A week or two ago, the MOP staffers were chatting about a new MMO we were covering - Fioresia Online - and its...

The Daily Grind: Has anyone ever accidentally ruined an MMO for you?

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A few weeks ago, I was happily joyscrolling about home improvement ideas for my new house when I bumped into a comment that keeps...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2020?

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As I'm sitting down to write this annual Daily Grind, I find myself wishing I could flip it around and talk about the MMO...

The Daily Grind: Which game made the biggest contribution to killing MMORPGs in 2020?

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Here's a sobering but fun tradition we've done at the top of the year ever since MOP commenter deekay suggested it back in

The Daily Grind: What was the most innovative MMO of 2020?

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Ages back, we used to run a "most innovative MMO" award, and it was one I always liked because it was a good spot...

The Daily Grind: Will you kickstart any MMOs in 2021?

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I think I managed to make it all the way through 2020 without Kickstarting a single game, or anything at all, for that matter....

The Daily Grind: What MMOs are you no longer anticipating in 2021?

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At the end of every year for almost as long as I can recall, we've delivered our "most anticipated" award. The winners in

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2021?

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Let's be honest, most gamers are not in fact made of money, and so we spend a lot of time thinking about (and arguing...

The Daily Grind: Which gaming company told the biggest fib in 2020?

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We have a rule at MOP: "Save your recordings." This is specifically because studios have said things to us on the record and...

The Daily Grind: What MMO will change its business model dramatically in 2021?

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Years ago, it was a MOP tradition around the end of the year to speculate on which MMORPG that hadn't yet gone free-to-play would...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts the best console experience at the end of 2020?

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I thought 2019 was a big year for console thanks to Black Desert's multiple console launches, but 2020 was far from shabby itself....
Not a sharknado.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO had the best player community in 2020?

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So here's a fun Daily Grind we've been doing for the last few years, and it seems fitting to bring...

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the brightest future right now heading into 2021?

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A Massively Overthinking roundtable about MMOs with bright future that we did a few years ago was so popular that we decided to...
Deception!

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMO industry trend of 2020?

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As is tradition around MOP, we always follow up our award for best gaming trend with a discussion of the worst trend too because...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best PvP experience in 2020?

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A few years back, we retired our award for the best PvP experience in an MMO, largely because neither our writers nor readers...

The Daily Grind: What was the best new zone added to an MMO in 2020?

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Way back in 2016, MOP reader Agemyth suggested that we debate the best new zone added to an MMO for the last...

The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO emulator or rogue server in 2020?

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Fun fact: We came up with "rogue server" last year in an attempt to disambiguate the word "emulator" and remove some of the whitewash...

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