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The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best weapon animations?

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I remember back when World of Warcraft was just plain vanilla and there was plenty of time to observe things during the countless fights....
Zoomies.

The Daily Grind: What little touches make you happy in an MMO?

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Completing a duty in Final Fantasy XIV plays the traditional series victory fanfare. It's such a little thing, it doesn't need to be in...

The Daily Grind: So what do we all think of New World so far?

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Amazon's New World rolled into closed beta yesterday, and unlike some past test events, this one has no NDA, meaning the whole MMORPG community...
Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

The Daily Grind: What’s the single best way an MMO can keep a newbie playing?

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A while back, MOP's own Ben tweeted that during his recent foray into EVE Online, a gamemaster messaged him out of the blue. The...

The Daily Grind: What do you do when you have gobs of money in an MMO and nothing to spend it on?

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The other day, I was tooling around Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server and feeling a bit despondent, not because I had too...
Eye see.

The Daily Grind: What routine tasks do you frequently forget in MMOs?

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If you never played it back in the day, Final Fantasy XI was often a game of chores. Did you remember to get food?...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most useful MMO tidbit you’ve learned recently?

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No matter how long I've spent playing an MMORPG, there seems to be no end to the new things I can learn about any...
Skull go BLORF

The Daily Grind: What’s your least favorite content in an MMO that you still take part in?

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I have a lifelong policy of not being spicy to people who are bad in World of Warcraft PvP because I can hardly blame...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO PvP be about skill or loot?

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Classic Guild Wars was a bit of an awakening for me. I'd grown up in MMORPGs where the PvP was often predetermined by your...

The Daily Grind: What expectations do you have for Amazon’s New World?

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It's already been a crazy busy summer for MMO tests, patches, expansions, and launches -- and we are far from done. One of the...
Ultimate alt-line

The Daily Grind: If you could fight only one mob type in MMOs forever, what would it be?

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Undead for me. I can probably chalk this up to my earliest MMORPGs, Ultima Online and EverQuest. Both had really solid undead mobs. Ultima Online...

The Daily Grind: Do you *really* want MMOs to be constantly changing and evolving?

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On Napyet's podcast last year, I talked about the differences between SWGemu and SWG Legends, both Star Wars Galaxies emulators with very different goals....
Nice skirts.

The Daily Grind: How do you style your characters in MMOs?

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Not every game has housing, usually for bad reasons. But the vast majority of games at this point do allow you to design your...
It has a sense of humor!

The Daily Grind: What is the most annoying MMO music track in existence?

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As a fan of MMO music, I'm always in tune (har!) with how particular tracks can add or detract from certain zones and cities....
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?

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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...

The Daily Grind: How do you go about choosing your class in an MMO?

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Friends, years ago I used to be the kind of MMO player who pored over every class description and skill layout. I'd wiggle into...

The Daily Grind: Where’s the weirdest place you’ve ever played an MMO?

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A few weeks ago, I logged into WoW Classic and was chatting with my guild when one of our community made a startling confession:...
Rise of the TREE more like.

The Daily Grind: How important are invisible zone lines in your MMO?

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A while back, Pantheon promoted a player thread about zone lines, in which a Visionary Realms developer is paraphased as saying that the zone...

The Daily Grind: Do you plan your MMO play around bonus experience mechanics?

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Rested experience mechanics are actually one of my favorite systems in online games. They've taken many forms over the years, from Ultima Online's power...
Burnsauce.

The Daily Grind: How much does freedom to experiment matter to you in an MMO?

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I admit that I was never a huge fan of how easy resetting talents was after a point in World of Warcraft, but I...

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