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The Daily Grind: What’s the worst Halloween event in the MMOverse?

No real salt from me today: I personally loved Star Wars Galaxies' Halloweeny Galactic Moon Festival, as ridiculous as it was, and as I...

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest thing you ever did to get into an MMO guild?

On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I were joking around about how much guild applications have changed over the last many...

The Daily Grind: How important are minimaps to your MMORPG experience?

MMO minimaps became the topic of a weird debate this week, as multiple sites appeared to have misunderstood a Belgian magazine's interpretation of the...

The Daily Grind: What’s the goofiest currency in all of MMO land?

So then, MMOs and online games. We've got gems, crystals, shards, marks, tickets, tomes, lumps, keys, tokens, commendations, shells, scraps, favors, coins, orders, fragments,...
It's a playground.

The Daily Grind: What online game template will be the next to take off?

Like many of you, I remember the rise of MMOs when it was actually happening. I remember when shooters were king too. And I...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs too optimistic?

I don't mean optimistic in terms of their existential nature, as to whether they have a future, that sort of thing. I mean in...
Goes boom and stuff.

The Daily Grind: What MMO still needs legacy servers?

2018 has seemed like the year of the legacy/vanilla MMO server, thanks to not just World of Warcraft but RIFT and

The Daily Grind: What abandoned content in your favortite MMO do you want to see return?

I miss Guild Wars 2's dungeons. I was trawling Reddit the other day when I saw someone raise a half-hearted complaint about the fact...

The Daily Grind: What race or species have you never seen in an MMORPG?

A week or so ago, Justin penned a popular Daily Grind about the non-humanoid races/species that always seem to be relegated to "minority...

The Daily Grind: What if World of Warcraft had never happened?

Yesterday, in the comments of our Daily Grind about nice things we can say about games we don't like, MOP commenter Squid posted...
Sort of?

The Daily Grind: What’s the nicest thing you can say about an MMORPG you dislike?

I blame my colleagues in the writers room for this topic: We happened to be discussing the tragic comedy of Warhammer Online's awful...

The Daily Grind: How do you pick your MMO character names?

Embarrassing confession time: I was a teenager when I first started playing MMOs, and my first characters were all named after Wheel of Time...
Less than a sister act.

The Daily Grind: Do you think you’ve aged out of MMOs?

There's this particular template for covering MMORPGs on mainstream gaming websites that I cannot stand: the old "haha, MMOs are weird and old, let's...

The Daily Grind: Would you rather an MMO be backed by a publisher or investor group?

Polygon (via Gamasutra) put out a piece last week covering Kowloon Nights, the Hong Kong investment fund that is basically backing a...

The Daily Grind: Do you still log in to play MMOs that are scheduled to sunset?

Last night, I saw a tweet go out from the WildStar account that made me super sad. "It’s show time!" Carbine said....

The Daily Grind: How much of a historical or lore purist are you in MMOs?

VG247 put up an interestung piece this week discussing in part the Assassin's Creed franchise, which I realize is not an MMO, but...

The Daily Grind: How patient are you for endgame content in frontloaded MMOs?

Last week, I ran a Daily Grind asking readers about how patient they are about MMOs that take a looooong time to really...
Romantic?

The Daily Grind: So how worried are you about Pearl Abyss’ buyout of CCP Games?

The panic over the impending Pearl Abyss buyout of CCP Games has been palpable for the last 24 hours. The EVE Online...

The Daily Grind: How patient are you when playing an MMORPG for the first time?

How many times have you seen this kind of advice from fans of an MMO? "You have to get past the first 10...
ESO Tales of the Dead

The Daily Grind: If you were an MMO NPC, what items would you drop for the players who slay you?

I fell in love with an epic and frankly underrated Twitter thread from game dev Ben Porter this week. "If you were an...

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