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The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have had the most successful monetization turnarounds?

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Up until the last couple of years, I would've said Lord of the Rings Online's monetization was... not good. In fact, even though plenty...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs push players through different content types?

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MOP reader Slava recently wrote to us with an interesting question about wildly different content types and the MMOs that either nudge or force...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most unloved class in your favorite MMO, and how would you fix it?

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I was trundling around playing on my Lord of the Rings Online server the other night when someone advertised for a Burglar for some...

The Daily Grind: Are isometric-ish viewpoints in MMOs a turnoff?

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When we did our roundtable on the biggest MMORPGs in 2022, I included Albion Online among them, and I stand by that inclusion. Regardless...

The Daily Grind: Is there a mod for an MMO that you just can’t play without?

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I've been back in Lord of the Rings Online a bunch lately, and as part of my return I went through and made sure...

The Daily Grind: Did you buy a Steam Deck, and are you playing MMOs on it?

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A couple of my guildies got their Steam Decks over the summer, and I have to say, I'm a bit jealous. I blew it...
Have you heard?!

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest activity you’ve charged MMO currency for?

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As City of Heroes Homecoming tests long-awaited recycling rules for abandoned names and characters, I've been contemplating what to do with some of the...

The Daily Grind: What are the most obvious vestigial organs in MMO design?

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I found myself in a heated discussion a week or so ago about Guild Wars 2's leveling system because in my estimation, Guild Wars...

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

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A few weeks ago, the MOP work chat was positively hopping over an unusual subject: Guild Wars 2's mount grinds, specifically the skyscale. One...

The Daily Grind: Do you want another game in the EVE universe?

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CCP Games, we gotta talk. You've been trying to make the EVE Online "universe" thing happen a long time. You've put out so many...

The Daily Grind: Will New World’s big overhaul lure you back?

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I have to say that I'm a little surprised at how little the New World preview earlier this week rippled across the MMO genre....

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO system you just do not understand no matter how hard you try?

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Today's Daily Grind is inspired by a blog from friend of the site Ocho over at Casual Aggro in which he chronicles his attempts...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the worst chat interface?

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No, this piece isn't about Barrens chat or unmoderated toxicity! This is about the chat experience and interface itself. MOP's Justin recently joked that he...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best way for MMO vets to help new players?

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One peculiar quirk of the Guild Wars 2 Steam launch is that there are - how to phrase this kindly - a lot of...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most boring type of content in MMOs?

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A few weeks back, I read a thread on the MMORPG subreddit that posited people quit MMOs because they're boring, and that trying to...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO farming system is the most fun?

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I have to admit I allow myself a little self-satisfied giggle every time I see a major or minor MMORPG adding or enhancing farming...
That is definitely a thing.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most ‘generic’ MMORPG?

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A few podcasts ago, MOP's Justin said something in passing that struck me so hard I wrote it down to talk about further. In...

The Daily Grind: Is the MMO genre thriving in scarcity?

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I want to talk about the MMO genre in the meta sense for a sec this morning. Every time I see another game pivot...

The Daily Grind: How much time do you spend inventory-fussing in MMOs?

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A few weeks back, Lord of the Rings Online puts its crafting carry-alls on sale for 75% off. It's over now, so don't go...

The Daily Grind: Would you go back to WoW Classic if it had Wrath’s LFD?

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Veteran MOP reader Kherova recently tweeted us a lament about World of Warcraft that is likely going to resonate with a lot of our...

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