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The Daily Grind: How frustrated do you get with MMO delays?

With all of the MMO releases happening this month, I was banking on the rollout of New World's fresh start servers, LOTRO: Before the...

The Daily Grind: When has an MMO server merge actually benefited you?

I have always tended to be skeptical of server merges. Sure, they're sometimes a necessary portion of any game's life cycle, and I would...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you like from studios you don’t?

I go 'round and 'round with this topic from year to year as the studios change and flux, which probably makes sense since I...

The Daily Grind: Should players be allowed to vote on an MMO’s design?

Listen, y'all know I love Star Wars Galaxies, and I've been playing on the Legends emu for years. And one of the cool things...

The Daily Grind: What would you say is the best item rarity system in MMOs?

Let's talk about rarity systems in MMOs! The first one I remember was Ultima Online's, and it was text-based without colors and hardly counts....
Somewhat like how you remember, aside from all the ways it's not.

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...

The Daily Grind: What type of MMO armor do you most prefer?

By now, pretty much every MMORPG (especially the fantasy ones) has settled into the comfortable groove of armor classifications. There are heavy-medium-light, or plate-mail-leather-cloth,...

The Daily Grind: Do you try to hide who you are in MMOs?

Stay with me here for a sec; I swear today's Daily Grind is about MMOs! My husband linked me an article about hummingbirds: Apparently,...
Have a thing.

The Daily Grind: What’s an MMO setting you consider yourself very invested in?

I've mentioned before in various contexts that I don't really have a strong emotional attachment to Middle-earth, but I can't really fault the people...

The Daily Grind: How often do you clean up your MMO character roster?

There's only so long that I can live with clutter -- either in real life or in my video games. It's not even inventory...

The Daily Grind: Do you use MMORPGs as ‘third places’?

Somebody tweeted an interesting video into my Twitter feed the other day about third places. No, not third place as in a competition, but...
It's less of a secret now.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO conspiracy?

You probably don't know this about me, but one of my hobby subjects is pseudoscience and conspiracies and why people fall for them. I've...
Man... or dragon man?

The Daily Grind: Who’s your favorite leader in an MMO world?

Everyone likes a dashing leader in the MMO space, but a lot of times those leaders aren't very good at, well, leading. Bree and...

The Stream Team: Wandering Wistmead and other Halloween fun in Lord of the Rings Online

It just isn't the Halloween season for Massively OP's MJ until her Hobbit takes a jaunt through the Haunted Burrow in LOTRO. Along with...

The Daily Grind: What was the reason you quit your last MMO?

The other day I was thinking about returning to Final Fantasy XIV -- I seem to do this on an annual basis, for some...

The Daily Grind: What are the least compelling housing systems in MMOs, and what’s their problem?

I am a huge fan of housing in MMOs, but I've long since learned that just having housing is not nearly enough to attract...
I grew up on a farm.

The Daily Grind: How do you handle weekly capped content in MMOs?

Over the years, I have noticed that there are three basic approaches to a situation wherein there is a weekly cap for certain content...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever bump into MMO players in the real world?

I don't know about you, but when I move about town -- in stores, through sewers, hopping from rooftop to rooftop like the dark...

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer realistic MMO mounts or pocket mounts?

On the MOP podcast back in September, we answered a question from listener Sergio about neat MMO features with a long-running history in the...

The Daily Grind: What’s more likely to drive you out of an MMO – the gameplay or the fans?

Today's Daily Grind was inspired entirely by this tweet about just traveling along enjoying the heck out of something without interacting with the "fans."...