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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...
It can later become unreal, of course.

The Daily Grind: When does an in-development MMO become real to you?

Call me a cranky old person if you wish, but a game goes from "nice idea and/or tech demo" to "actual MMO" when it's...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you wish you had come to years ago?

It is really one of the more bittersweet of emotions that a gamer can feel: coming late to the party on something fantastic. On...

The Daily Grind: Which ‘MMO-lite’ utilizes the best parts of the MMO genre?

One of the interesting twists and turns of the MMORPG market over the past decade is the rise of what we're starting to call...
why would you do that

The Daily Grind: What’s the most jaw-droppingly absurd behavior you’ve seen in MMO group content?

Sometimes people do things that are dumb in MMOs. We know and accept this. Sometimes people think that dancing on a mailbox in World...

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...
Let's protest by playing!

The Daily Grind: What would cause you to stop playing your main MMO?

In the broadest terms, it's easy to know what makes you stop playing an MMO. Specifically, you're just not having fun any more, or...

The Daily Grind: When have MMOs successfully put a clever spin on old tropes?

We can all point to the many, many video game and pop culture tropes that infest MMORPGs to both our amusement and annoyance. From...
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...
Pretty, still.

The Daily Grind: What currently operating MMO would benefit the most from a visual overhaul?

Let's stop being realistic for a moment. Let's assume that a game currently running can get a complete visual overhaul. Not changing the overall...

The Daily Grind: Where does your MMO character sit on a D&D alignment chart?

Modern computer roleplaying games -- including, yes, MMORPGs -- owe a great debt to Dungeons & Dragons for many points of inspiration and design....
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...
Returns of at least moderate happiness.

The Daily Grind: Do you try out MMOs in well-maintained maintenance modes?

It's not hard to play Final Fantasy XI or Guild Wars at this point. Both titles are in maintenance mode, yes; they've gotten their...

The Daily Grind: If MMOs scaled back on combat, what should fill that space?

I know that I'm not the first or the last person to accuse modern MMOs of being far to combat-centric in their design, but...

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...
Bingpot.

The Daily Grind: What are your expectations from buy-to-play MMOs in 2019?

Because I am old I still remember the halcyon days when the original Guild Wars shocked the world with its plan to serve as...

The Daily Grind: Does Neverwinter or DDO handle the D&D license better?

Ooh Justin, them's fightin' words! We don't often have the luxury of seeing two full-fledged MMORPGs handle the same intellectual property, especially in vastly different...

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