The Daily Grind: What MMO has the best login screen?

You might think this is a trivial thing, but I heartily disagree, and all I have to do is point to a login screen...

The Daily Grind: Which musical act do you wish would show up in your core MMO?

Last week, we saw no less than three announcements of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles collaborating with musical acts and pop stars in their worlds....

The Daily Grind: Are you planning to buy a next-gen console?

So at this point, we've now seen PlayStation 5 preorders go live, in a clusterfudge Sony has already apologized for, and we've...

The Daily Grind: What location in your favorite MMO have you only recently discovered?

Until last week, somehow I had heard of the Agrilat Swamp but never actually visited it in Star Wars Galaxies. SWG Legends'
It ensues.

The Daily Grind: How important is player-generated content to you in MMOs?

When I look at the current crop of top MMORPGs, I'm dismayed to realize that not a single one of them has anything significant...

The Daily Grind: How much do MMOs succeed on faith vs. mechanics and fanbases?

A while back, MOP's Eliot, Chris, and I were discussing Last Oasis and why it didn't take off. Collectively, I think we determined...

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest stunt you’ve ever seen players pull in an MMO?

I've seen a lot of weird stuff in my day as an MMORPG player, but I'd never seen anyone eat 999 eggs before Ross...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst MMO you’ve ever played?

Earlier this month, I first heard about Josh Strife Hayes, a YouTuber doing noble work by playing his way through a pile of...

The Daily Grind: Are any MMORPGs ever truly ‘ready’ for launch when they launch?

A few weeks back, I was proofing one of Tyler's Not So Massively columns, when he said this: "In general it was a very...

The Daily Grind: What real-world critter do you wish were in more MMOs?

The other day, my family was having a discussion about why more of the animals they've seen on TV zoo shows are never represented...

The Daily Grind: Are you tempering your Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons expectations?

Back in March, when Guild Wars 2 first let slip that it was working on something Cantha-ish, we all wrote quite a bit...
Not surprising, still sad.

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst minigame in an MMO?

I'm not a minigame person in general - for example, I have long made known my rage for Polymock. (Curse you, Polymock!) But...

The Daily Grind: Is it ever too late to start playing an MMORPG?

I'll go first: Nope, it's not. Unless the game is sunsetting tomorrow, it's never too late. It's a video game, folks. You sit on...
I'm important!

The Daily Grind: What’s your most embarrassing MMO fail story?

A while back my husband was playing Overwatch when he was in a match with two guys who obviously knew each other and...

The Daily Grind: Do you do side quests in your MMOs?

I realize this question doesn't apply to all MMOs: Some MMOs don't have quests at all, while in others, there's no way you're leveling...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying ‘dark pattern’ in MMO gaming?

I've been kind of obsessed with dark patterns - that is, intentionally deceptive or annoying interface design - for kind of a while now,...

The Daily Grind: What malingering Kickstarter MMO do you most want to see launch?

With Crowfall hitting beta and carving out a clear path to launch, it's only natural that we start taking a hard look once...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying travel system in an MMO?

A while back, I finally talked my husband into buying his Elf Warden a basic Hobbit house in Lord of the Rings Online....

The Daily Grind: What borky system in your favorite MMO needs some love?

A few weeks back, a new SWG Legends chef was chatting me up on Discord, asking what were frankly very reasonable questions about...

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs with ‘rested experience’ in mind?

Let's talk about rested experience in online games this morning. MMOs call them all sorts of things, but World of Warcraft's has stuck...