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The Daily Grind: Where have you met your best MMO friends?

Sometimes your MMO friends are good companions whose homes you visit and who you give gifts. Like holiday gifts, or parcels of lands, or...
Every so often.

The Daily Grind: How much of your desire to clear difficult MMO content is social?

Not everyone likes or wants to do challenging content in MMOs. There's a lot to unpack in what motivates people to take on this...
A new road has begun.

The Daily Grind: How many people are you close to in your MMO of choice?

For all that people sometimes tell me that MMOs are so much less social than they used to be, my experience honestly isn't all...
Skull go BLORF

World of Warcraft makes the Ignore function account-wide in patch 9.1.5

So let's say you ignore someone on World of Warcraft with the poetic name of Clownfart. This is probably a sensible reaction just to the...
Sing us a song, you're... a guy.

Temtem added in the Crema Corp offices and the ability to play the piano with its latest patch

There's good reason to be excited about the latest update to Temtem. No, not because there's an official launch date or anything; that still...
It's probably Ascians, isn't it? It's more Ascians.

The Daily Grind: How do you stay in touch with your MMO friends outside of the game?

For some people, the answer to the question asked in the header is very simple: "I don't." And that's totally valid. Some people make...
We're not friends, right? Good.

The Daily Grind: What do you do to be social in an MMO?

People have been saying to me for years that MMO are less social these days. I've never really understood why; I'm still as social...
Are you, like... doing all right?

Guild Wars 2 offers free promotional items as part of Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month, which is not really an event that you celebrate in the conventional sense. It's an event worthy of note, however,...
Yes... the island.

Temtem adds in the Kisiwa island tomorrow

It's time to make some friends in Temtem with the next major update coming tomorrow. Not just because players will be tasked with fighting...

The Soapbox: No, forced grouping in MMOs isn’t ‘social’

Thinking back to high school, I'm awash in memories of the many deep, meaningful relationships that spawned as a result of being forced to...
I was never really here.

Former World of Warcraft developer Ghostcrawler weighs in on Mike Morhaime’s ‘social glue’ discussion

So you remember Mike Morhaime's kind of nonsensical comments that treated "social" as the equivalent to "forced grouping" from a couple days ago, yes?...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is the loneliest one to play?

Social interactions are an important part of MMOs, but not every single MMO is hopping with players at all times. Sometimes you're alone, like...
I've got a lot of problems with you people!

The Daily Grind: What’s the most awkward moment you’ve ever stumbled into in an MMO?

Sometimes I feel disappointed that despite 16 years spent playing MMOs, I have never once stumbled into public ERP. Despite the reputations of places like...

‘Unique social roleplaying experience’ Book of Travels begins Kickstarter

If you've often promised that you would support online RPGs that broke from tropish traditions and took risks, well, it's time to put your...
I don't even know.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite way to show off in an MMO?

It's a holiday here in the United States, and more specifically it's a holiday we usually celebrate by blowing things up in colorful displays...
Bap-a-dap-daaaa, daaa, dap-a-bap-daaaaaa ~♪

The Daily Grind: How do you take time off from an MMO?

Sometimes you need a break. That's natural; no matter how much you might like Neverwinter or World of Warcraft or EVE Online, you need...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO social hangout?

There was always something happening in Pocket D in City of Heroes. You can expect to see people talking it up in Deep Space...
I'm not exaggerating when I say that I had Highmountain unlocked without any intent of ever using it.

The Daily Grind: Is zone-wide chat a good thing for MMOs?

The first MMO I ever played was Final Fantasy XI, which meant that I got used to the idea of having no zone-wide chat....

Overwatch is adding LFG functions, player endorsements (plus a major Symmetra rework)

Acknowledging players who do well in Overwatch is a big part of what keeps players in the game, and to that end the latest...
Hey, it's okay.

The Daily Grind: How important is your MMO circle of friends to enjoying the game?

I've been fortunate, over the past couple of years, to make some really good friends in MMOs. Those friends are not the reason why...