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]

The Daily Grind: What MMO fuels your wanderlust?

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As much as I do appreciate solid direction and guidance from my MMOs when I'm looking for useful content, sometimes I like to strike...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you wish were more transparent about its metrics?

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Numbers numbers numbers: I wish we could have more. No, let me amend that. I wish we had fewer numerical representations inside MMOs. I'd much...

The Daily Grind: Do you make use of votekicking in MMOs?

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Not long after Shadowlands released, there was a heavily upvoted thread on the World of Warcraft subreddit in which a player related a...
Armour

The Daily Grind: What’s your dream MMO cross-promotion?

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I've always been amused by the fact that Naoki Yoshida has specifically said he'd love to have Final Fantasy XIV do a cross-promotional event...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst maze in an MMO?

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It's been clinically proven that no RPG player has ever, at any time, under any circumstance enjoyed a run through an in-game maze....

The Daily Grind: Do you reroll the same MMO classes over and over?

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There's a whole group of MMO players who have always fascinated me: the type who keep rerolling the same characters over and over. For...
Tapp

The Daily Grind: Are there any PC MMOs you wish had a mobile app?

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I kind of like the Admiralty system in Star Trek Online and I think I'd like it more with some mobile love. This might...

The Daily Grind: Do you watch MMO strategy videos?

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I never cease to be amazed how there always seems to be a video guide out there for anything to do with an MMO,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 305: Restoring faith

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Justin and Bree discuss Elite Dangerous' Odyssey delay, LOTRO's latest mishaps, Guild Wars 2 Power, Pirate101 and the KingsIsle sale, and FFXIV's Ishgard restoration, with a Daily Grind blitz and mailbag topics on WoW Shadowlands, seeing how the sausage is made, and lifeskill-centric MMOs.

The Daily Grind: Do you judge MMOs by what’s in their screenshots?

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A week or two ago, the MOP staffers were chatting about a new MMO we were covering - Fioresia Online - and its...

The Daily Grind: Has anyone ever accidentally ruined an MMO for you?

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A few weeks ago, I was happily joyscrolling about home improvement ideas for my new house when I bumped into a comment that keeps...
stfu noob

The Daily Grind: How do you handle general chat in your MMO of choice?

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In some games like World of Warcraft, you have the dedicated general chat channel. In other games, you just have people shouting so that...

The Daily Grind: Are you an MMO class crusader?

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The other night I was running a PUG in World of Warcraft (I'm a masochist, what can I say?), and I ended up...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2020?

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As I'm sitting down to write this annual Daily Grind, I find myself wishing I could flip it around and talk about the MMO...
Rewind.

The Daily Grind: What sort of repeated content do you find least fun in an MMO?

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Every MMO has repeated content. It's part of the very nature of the games. Maybe you're repeatedly doing a dungeon, or repeatedly grinding enemies,...
Sort of?

The Daily Grind: What do you remember differently about older MMOs from what was true?

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Let me tell you, going back to an old MMO after a very long time away can be a shock to your memories. I...

The Daily Grind: Which game made the biggest contribution to killing MMORPGs in 2020?

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Here's a sobering but fun tradition we've done at the top of the year ever since MOP commenter deekay suggested it back in

The Daily Grind: What was the most innovative MMO of 2020?

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Ages back, we used to run a "most innovative MMO" award, and it was one I always liked because it was a good spot...
Oh, dang.

The Daily Grind: What tends to happen before you leave an MMO?

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For me, there's a very predictable indicator that I'm going to be waving goodbye to an MMO for a while: I realize I don't...

The Daily Grind: What MMO release did you overhype in your mind?

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I don't think I'm overstepping here by stating that there is a whole lot riding on Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons. Not...

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