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The Daily Grind: How open-ended do you want your MMORPGs to be?

A few months ago, MOP's Justin was gently teasing me about playing on a Star Wars Galaxies emulator, and he asked me about...

The Daily Grind: Will you go back to SWTOR for Onslaught?

This weekend, we covered some pretty exciting news for Star Wars MMO fans: BioWare is launching a massive new expansion for Star Wars...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a ‘port in the storm’ MMORPG?

Yesterday, we covered the news that Elder Scrolls Online is actually implementing queues and adding more capacity and new hardware to handle what...

The Daily Grind: How much does trust for other players matter in MMORPGs?

My husband is a dedicated Overwatch player, and lately he's been watching videos about improving his skill that frankly seem to have just...
Where now?

The Daily Grind: Which MMO handles PvE – not just PvM – the very best?

There's a thing we do a lot when we're talking about MMOs: We elide PvM and PvE. I suppose we do it with different...

The Daily Grind: Where do you stand on difficulty modes in MMOs?

There's a meta discussion happening across games Twitter and elsewhere over the last week or so thanks to Sekiro: Shadows...

The Daily Grind: Do you still get excited about upcoming MMORPGs?

It was the late aughts. My husband and I had scraped together money to fly to London for a meet-up with our Europe-based guildies....

The Daily Grind: Should AAA companies expect gamers to fund esports prize pools?

The esports industry is absolutely no stranger to watcher-funded prize pools. I know this. We've watched as companies like Riot Games and Hi-Rez have...
up in the club

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about ideas like the cottage rule and class fantasy in MMO design?

Who among our readers played City of Heroes and remembers the cottage rule? The idea was that developers were reluctant to change the...

The Daily Grind: What are you looking forward to the most in WoW Classic?

After all the PR mishaps and layoffs Blizzard's had since last fall's BlizzCon, I wouldn't have been too surprised to see the company delay...
It was cute.

The Daily Grind: Is it possible for an MMO to make you feel like a kid again?

Last month on /r/mmorpg, there was a thread about finding MMOs that will make you feel like a kid again. You can probably...

The Daily Grind: So, do you think Google’s Stadia will revolutionize gaming?

Yesterday's Google presentation and announcement of Stadia - and all its attendant accoutrements - set the internet as well as our staff chattering...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever regretted not playing MMORPGs?

A few weeks back there was a post on the MMORPG subreddit from a dude who said he actually regretted not playing MMOs more....

The Daily Grind: Does size really matter in MMOs? PvP battle size, that is

Over the last couple of weeks, we've seen a big push for MMO studios to talk up their numbers - and by that I...
Big time.

The Daily Grind: Has your MMO of choice ever had a major data loss?

When Justin mentioned to me on this week's podcast the rumor that Lord of the Rings Online's and Dungeons and Dragons Online's...
No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMORPG for corpse runs?

Pretty much every MMORPG has some sort of corpse run - that is, when you die, you have to run some sort of gauntlet...

The Daily Grind: What do you think of Torchlight Frontiers so far?

Torchlight is up there with my most favorite franchises of all time. The existing multiplayer ARPGs are just pure fun, with bubbly colorful...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG for getting your character super drunk?

Fallout 76's dev blog a few weeks ago about its upcoming brewing and distilling skills - which are actually surprisingly detailed - got...

The Daily Grind: Do you game on a budget?

Last week, a friend of mine made an offhand comment about how much something dear to her cost, joking that it wouldn't seem like...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs do you wish would come to console?

I've never been a console-first kind of gamer, so I've never felt a great pull to invest heavily in consoles, even when more major...

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