The Daily Grind: Are you playing a ‘morally disengaged murder hobo’ in MMOs?

The Psychology of Video Games podcast recently did a bit on "murder hobos," and yes, Dr Jamie Madigan does point out that the term...

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

OK, I realize I am very late to this party, but I just figured out a few weeks ago that Lord of the Rings...

The Daily Grind: Are you sick of crypto and NFT crap in MMOs?

Yesterday, our genre's core subreddit floated a poll to subbers about whether or not crypto and NFT game threads should be characterized as scammy...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite healing style in an MMO?

If I could only pick one healing style forever in an MMO, it's anything that hooks me up with a Grid-like healing tool. That...
This is not that story.

The Daily Grind: Why did you leave the last MMO guild you left?

Earlier this spring, Justin penned a Global Chat quoting a blogger who discussed the dissolution of an MMO guild. I don't think the working...
Plue Brotocol.

The Daily Grind: Do you still try to make new friends in MMOs?

Today's Daily Grind was inspired by a Reddit thread from a user who said he was experiencing a bout of loneliness in MMOs, essentially...

The Daily Grind: How long do you trial a new MMO class before deciding whether it’s for you?

I've been playing City of Alts... er, City of Heroes lately, and it's inspired today's Daily Grind. See, I like to maintain a list...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best elves?

OK, nobody tell MOP's Justin, but I don't entirely share his hatred of elven races in MMOs. I'm not entirely sure why. I didn't...
Party Hardly

The Daily Grind: Which MMO inspires the most ragequits – not necessarily from you?

Today's Daily Grind is inspired by an email from MOP reader Slava. "I just recently started Black Desert," Slava says. "It was a bit...

The Daily Grind: Do you actually play the MMO characters you’ve used level boosters on?

Lord of the Rings Online has posed an interesting conundrum for MMO players with its perhaps overly generous anniversary gifts. Tucked in among all...

The Daily Grind: Are you more likely to delete or bench an MMO toon?

I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I hate deleting MMO toons, even when I'm positive I'm never going to play them ever...

The Daily Grind: How would you solve Final Fantasy XIV’s housing problem?

I bought my very first open-world house in an MMORPG as a teenager in 1997. A couple of friends and I decided to pool...

The Daily Grind: Do you have any hopes or expectations for WoW’s reveal today?

Just like you, I've seen all the teases and the supposed leaks, and I still don't entirely know what to expect from the World...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have the best character hair?

I have an admission to make: I care more about my character's hair than any other cosmetic you want to try to sell me. Maybe...

The Daily Grind: Do you feel bad about all the MMOs you don’t play?

I do. I feel bad about all the MMOs I don't play or love but can't currently play. I could say it's because of this...

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMO classes when you know they suck?

Back in March, I did a Daily Grind about MMO classes that needed a nerf, specifically homing in on Lord of the Rings Online's...
It ensues.

The Daily Grind: Has a patch ever saved an MMO for you?

A while back, I penned a Daily Grind about expansions that sent MMOs wildly off course. Today, I want to do the opposite and...
How do we hide with all the glowy bits?

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite way to quest in MMOs?

Questing is one of the concepts that's changed dramatically from the earliest days of the MMORPG genre to now. We began with very few...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst city in an MMORPG?

A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, I boldly declared that New Kaineng has surpassed Divinity's Reach and Dalaran as the greatest cities ever...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs focus more on the midgame?

Hey, midgame MMORPG players! I see you! Yeah, you. You don't really like playing baby toons or "finished" characters; you gets tons of characters...