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The Daily Grind: So what do we all think of New World so far?

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Amazon's New World rolled into closed beta yesterday, and unlike some past test events, this one has no NDA, meaning the whole MMORPG community...
Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

The Daily Grind: What’s the single best way an MMO can keep a newbie playing?

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A while back, MOP's own Ben tweeted that during his recent foray into EVE Online, a gamemaster messaged him out of the blue. The...

The Daily Grind: What do you do when you have gobs of money in an MMO and nothing to spend it on?

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The other day, I was tooling around Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server and feeling a bit despondent, not because I had too...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO PvP be about skill or loot?

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Classic Guild Wars was a bit of an awakening for me. I'd grown up in MMORPGs where the PvP was often predetermined by your...
Ultimate alt-line

The Daily Grind: If you could fight only one mob type in MMOs forever, what would it be?

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Undead for me. I can probably chalk this up to my earliest MMORPGs, Ultima Online and EverQuest. Both had really solid undead mobs. Ultima Online...

The Daily Grind: How do you go about choosing your class in an MMO?

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Friends, years ago I used to be the kind of MMO player who pored over every class description and skill layout. I'd wiggle into...
Rise of the TREE more like.

The Daily Grind: How important are invisible zone lines in your MMO?

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A while back, Pantheon promoted a player thread about zone lines, in which a Visionary Realms developer is paraphased as saying that the zone...

The Daily Grind: Do you plan your MMO play around bonus experience mechanics?

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Rested experience mechanics are actually one of my favorite systems in online games. They've taken many forms over the years, from Ultima Online's power...

The Daily Grind: Is there any truly not-pay-to-win MMORPG out there?

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Pay-to-win has become one of those phrases that has been used and overused so often that everyone's exhausted of the concept. Where once it...

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

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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...

The Daily Grind: How long do you want to wait between MMO patches?

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Two hundred days and change. That's how long World of Warcraft players will have been waiting for the first big post-Shadowlands update by the...

The Daily Grind: Are you picking anything up in the Steam Summer Sale?

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Steam's summer sale is upon us once again, this time with a bit of a choose-your-adventure theme. Steam always has a summer sale right...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a LOTRO Classic server?

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Lord of the Rings Online devs surprised players this past weekend by saying that a Classic server for LOTRO might be on the table,...
FEEL THE NOISE

The Daily Grind: Do you like PvP battlegrounds in MMOs?

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I know it's cool to hate on battlegrounds in MMOs, but I kinda don't. I cut my teeth on scrappy open-world gankbox PvP, and...

The Daily Grind: Should Bethsoft add multiplayer to Starfield?

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Starfield is not going to be a multiplayer game, let's just say that upfront. Bethsoft's expertise is in single-player RPGs, if you ask me,...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever fallen in love with MMO-ish content in non-MMOs?

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Today's Daily Grind is inspired by a thread I spotted on the MMORPG subreddit a while back. The author was talking about stumbling into...

The Daily Grind: How do you introduce friends to old MMORPGs?

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Whoever said that teachers teach because they can't do has never tried to teach someone new how to play an old MMORPG. Holy crap,...

The Daily Grind: What convinces you that an MMO ‘leak’ is the real deal?

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So let's talk about the alleged Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons "leak" that's been floating around Reddit the last few days. An anonymous leaker...

The Daily Grind: Do you roll MMO alts that you never actually level?

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Roger at Contains Moderate Peril penned a fun piece a while back about the lost alts - the alts that get left behind, the...
ARAT

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs when you’re on vacation?

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As I type this, MOP's Justin is on vacation, though he'll be back by the time you're reading it. And dammit, he deserved it....

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