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One Shots: Entering the portal to adventure

I'll never get tired of that tiny thrill of rolling a new character and getting that sense of taking the first steps of a...
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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite non-combat activity in MMOs?

In my heart of hearts, I harbor a vendetta against the sort of player that has truly contributed to the ruination of MMOs. The...
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The Daily Grind: Do you ever log into an MMO for an injection of nostalgia?

I love me a good strong dose of nostalgia. Sometimes this happens unexpectedly, such as when I smell something that triggers a long-buried memory....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best character (not fashion) customization as of 2023?

You know an MMO has done something impressive with its character creator when people actually complain that there are too many options, and that's...
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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite piece of removed content in an MMO?

The default mode of operation for MMOs is to forever acquire more content because these games are patching and updating and that's just the...

The Daily Grind: How excited were you to play MMOs in 2023?

Excitement and motivation are powerful factors in whether or not you are truly engaged with an MMORPG. Sure, you can log into these games...
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The Daily Grind: What was the best event in the MMO genre in 2023?

We used to run this Daily Grind as an award but canned it when we had a hard time summoning enough really stellar events...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offered the best PvE experience in 2023?

It makes me genuinely happy that this morning's Daily Grind is contentious and has no right answer because we have so many MMOs that...

The Daily Grind: What departed and unplayable MMO do you most dearly miss?

There are eras of Final Fantasy XI's development which are gone now, but the game itself is still around. The official servers of City...

The Daily Grind: What social features is your MMO missing?

Five years into Fallout 76, I'm still crushing on it. I love getting to romp around a persistent post-apocalyptic wasteland, leveling up, and building a...
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The Daily Grind: Do you have any MMO goals you want to accomplish before 2023 ends?

There are a lot of ways to set your MMO goals over the years and months, and the most obvious one is trying to...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best dev communication in 2023?

Later this month, we'll be dishing out our awards, including our award for best MMO studio. But I know as well as anyone that...

The Daily Grind: Should all PvP-centric MMOs offer ‘safer seas’ servers?

By now you may have heard that Sea of Thieves -- a famously PvP-centered game -- is incorporating a smaller "safer seas" PvE mode for those...

The Daily Grind: What was the best new race added to an MMORPG in 2023?

This question is an easy one for me because I play Lord of the Rings Online, which added River Hobbits this year. While there...

The Daily Grind: What was the most important innovation in MMOs in 2023?

It's weird to think about, but I don't really think MMORPGs are particularly innovative. Maybe they never have been. They're always walking a fine...
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The Daily Grind: What’s your least favorite death penalty in an MMO?

Just going to throw out a controversial statement here: Nobody really wants to die in a video game. When your health reaches zero and...

The Daily Grind: Do you wait for fresh start servers to come back to an MMO?

I don't think that MMO vets and developers entrenched into a particular game realize just how daunting it is for lapsed players to actually...

The Daily Grind: Do you budget your Black Friday MMO and Steam purchases?

So here we are at the dawn of another Black Friday, and in spite of the fact that I really hate the FOMO nature...

The Daily Grind: What’s your MMO comfort food?

It won't be deeply satisfying for everyone, but regardless of the MMO, I find something deeply satisfying about just gathering. Once I establish a...
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The Daily Grind: Which version of World of Warcraft has you interested the most right now?

Is World of Warcraft turning into a cable package with so many different channels that it's impossible to consume it all? It sure seems like it...