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The Daily Grind: Would you play Overwatch if it had a PvE or co-op mode?

Overwatch had a strange 2018. While Blizzard expanded the game's developer team last year, it also put out less content (and more repeat...

The Daily Grind: What’s your core problem with mobile MMOs, and is it fixable?

Droid Gamers put out an interesting piece this weekend that to me illuminates how the ongoing conversation about mobile MMOs go south. Author...
happy birthday to me

The Daily Grind: Do you wish more MMOs celebrated character birthdays?

It always struck me as a cute trick that the original Guild Wars gave your characters birthday presents. Sometimes they were even valuable birthday presents,...

The Daily Grind: Is player competition in MMOs healthy or harmful?

Youngsters these days probably won't ever experience the real struggle of logging into an MMORPG and endlessly fretting that other players will get to...

The Daily Grind: What was the most innovative MMO of 2018?

To balance out our traditional Daily Grind on MMOs that contribute to the death of the genre, it seems only fitting to do...
we's all counting

The Daily Grind: Do you trust player census numbers for MMOs?

It's a shame that developers don't really give you any official player numbers any more, but that's the state we live in. Players have...

The Daily Grind: Which old MMO studio do you miss the most?

We have spent a lot of time -- perhaps more than is prudent -- pining over MMOs that have closed their doors. But I...

The Daily Grind: When was the last time an MMO actually lived up to its trailer hype?

The Guild Wars 2 subreddit was marveling this past weekend over the fact that the original Guild Wars 2 teaser trailer is...

The Daily Grind: What dead MMO needs more coverage?

One of the humorous awards we've given out in the past - but didn't in 2018 - was our award for the dead game...
She brought the ship back, let's be fair.

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMO anniversaries you’re looking forward to in 2019?

It's weird to think that World of Warcraft hits 15 years this year, but that's the way linear time works. Five-year intervals are big...
If I recant this recommendation later, bury me with my money.

The Daily Grind: How often are you tabbing out of your MMOs for help?

If MMOs didn't have the internet, well, they wouldn't run at all. But they'd also be devoid of a precious resource, which is external...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2019?

2018 was an odd year for MMO monetization. Oh sure, we saw Star Citizen offer things like $27,000 ship packages, but obviously most...
Darn, no.

The Daily Grind: What’s the MMO-related purchase you regret the most?

Every so often, I feel a degree of satisfaction in having dodged the MMO purchases that I'd really regret. I never bought a lifetime...

The Daily Grind: Should ArenaNet be working on Guild Wars 3?

Despite being a fairly healthy live MMO with plenty of good buzz, a strong following, and a steady (if slow) rollout of content patches...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio told the biggest fib in 2018?

It would be so awesome if I could come to work every day and know that everything developers say is absolutely truthful and no...

The Daily Grind: Which game made the biggest contribution to killing the MMORPG genre in 2018?

So here's a fun-slash-depressing annual Daily Grind we've been running for the past few years thanks to DK, who originally proposed it. The...

The Daily Grind: How often do you use macros in your MMOs?

My relationship with macros stretches back to Final Fantasy XI, where they were considered downright vital. Since the game had no form of hotbars...
enchantment!

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are enjoying a new lease on life these days?

Just because pretty much every MMO peaks pretty early and enjoys those 15 minutes of fame and glory before settling down with a family...

The Daily Grind: What MMOs are you no longer anticipating in 2019?

I always have a ridiculously long list of MMOs I'm anticipating every year. In fact, we usually write our list of anticipated games...

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the brightest future looking into 2019?

One of the most popular roundups we do every single year is about the healthiest MMORPGs in the genre. I love it because...

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