the daily grind

No, it’s not a slow news day; it’s just The Daily Grind, a long-running morning feature in which the Massively Overpowered writers pose gaming-related questions to the MMORPG community. [Follow this feature’s RSS feed]

We still care.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most important element of your older MMO experiences you can’t recapture?

The first MMO I ever played was Final Fantasy XI, and I cannot get back the experience of installing it for the first time with...
No time to analyze the situation, too much forging ahead making things worse to do!

The Daily Grind: What might be the next MMO to undergo a big business model shift?

In years past, this annual Daily Grind was focused on the next MMO that might go free-to-play, but that's become less and less relevant...

The Daily Grind: What MMO have you used to wean yourself off another title?

Sometimes when you're leaving an MMO -- either voluntarily or because the title got shut down -- it can really help to have another,...
I want a Milky Way.

The Daily Grind: If you quit WoW in 2021, where did you go?

A while back on Reddit, I saw a question asking former World of Warcraft players where they've gone. It's not a novel question; we've...

The Daily Grind: Do you have any real-life foibles you carry into MMOs?

My husband likes to tease me because I have this thing about consumables. If I have two lotions or soaps or snacks, I am...
Not the problem.

The Daily Grind: What kind of update would bring you back to a lapsed MMO?

If the biggest thing that kept you away from Elyon was the lack of an ability to arrow things in the face, the game's most...

The Daily Grind: How long do you wait to give an MMO a second chance?

I'm a big believer in second chances with MMORPGs, because so many of my personal favorites weren't favorites right out of the game. In...

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

Yeah, this is going to be a hard Daily Grind to write. But there are some MMOs that have lingered so long in testing...

The Daily Grind: What do you think the end looks like for the ongoing Blizzard saga?

Folks, it gives me absolutely no happiness to say this, but it's increasingly difficult to see an outcome in the ongoing Activision-Blizzard scandal where...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO dungeon grouping tools be standard features?

I've noticed that when the topic of LFG tools and dungeon finders for MMORPGs arises, people have... opinions. Strong, fervent, hearty opinions with chunky...

The Daily Grind: Will you Kickstart any MMOs in 2022?

I Kickstarted Book of Travels a few years back, and its early access didn't quite turn out the way I hoped. It's not a...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2022?

I'm going to introduce today's Daily Grind by saying upfront I do not know what the answer to this question is. That's because there are...
Chop chop.

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer learning or executing mechanics in MMO fights?

When it comes to any MMO battle with mechanics more complex than, "There's a guy over there so go perform violence upon that guy,"...

The Daily Grind: Do you hold a torch for an underrated MMO?

Last week we reported that some fans are working hard to resurrect a playable version of Wizardry Online. As I wrote that piece, I...

The Daily Grind: Who told the biggest MMO-related fib of 2021?

I would really like to hear about people other than Bobby Kotick because he's the obvious answer in my book. Since July, we listened to...

The Daily Grind: Are you a big spender or super thrifty in MMOs?

There are always things to spend in-game currency on in every single MMO. Always. That's kind of why it's there in the first place,...

The Daily Grind: If you could ask your future self one MMO question, what would it be?

Here's the wacky time-bending scenario for today's question: Imagine that tomorrow, a very brief portal opened up in your living room and you could...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2021

Longtime readers know that the Daily Grind column on MassivelyOP is basically a morning icebreaker post, something fun or juicy or silly to get...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO was the biggest contributor to killing the genre in 2021?

Before you get all prickly over the question, understand that we've been asking it of our readers since a backer pitched it in 2016....
Seamless. Very convincing.

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMO trend of 2021?

At the end of December, we dished out our award for the best MMO trend of the year. Now, it's time to pinpoint the...