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]

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The Daily Grind: How do you like to take on new content in your MMOs of choice?

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For some people, the entire goal of a new patch day in Final Fantasy XIV is dying until you figure out the mechanics in new...

The Daily Grind: Is a time travel MMO an impossible idea?

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I'll admit it, I get unreasonably excited over interesting-looking little MMORPG projects from time to time. My latest fascination is with the newly announced...

The Daily Grind: Are we witnessing the rise of the ‘life sim’ MMO?

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What do you call games like Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing? MMO dev Damion Schubert recently put out a call for a good term...
Gunda-allright

The Daily Grind: What MMO content are you looking forward to in the last months of 2021?

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This is going to be a busy end of the year, isn't it? We've got expansions coming out for Final Fantasy XIV and Lord of the...

The Daily Grind: Do you enjoy fully ‘mapping’ MMO zones?

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Apart from going through particularly good quest stories, filling out a map is my favorite MMORPG activity. This means slightly different goals depending on...
FRUIT. FRUIT. FRUIT.

The Daily Grind: Is Blizzard right to ‘desexualize’ art in World of Warcraft?

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Last week, there was a big social media hubbub over World of Warcraft, as Blizzard quietly changed out a pair of obscure paintings in...
You get a stronghold! And you get a stronghold! Everybody here gets a stronghold!

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs with simply too much to do?

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MMO blogger Bhagpuss recently penned a solid article about his time in Guild Wars 2, arguing in part that the game's problem isn't that...
Boat.

The Daily Grind: What feels like a sufficiently interesting central MMO expansion feature to you?

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So while we don't yet have the full picture of how masteries will look for Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, thus far I am...

The Daily Grind: What makes an MMO map amazing?

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I love maps. Love love love maps. I spend a stupid amount of time exploring the world on Google Maps, and no, that's not...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs have you played most excessively?

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I saw a fun thread on Reddit a while back I thought would be fun to pitch to our community too. The question asked...
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs that would be better off without crafting?

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Crafting is important. I like crafting. In games that do it well, I flat out love it; in games that do it decently but...

The Daily Grind: Do you like building your own MMO house or having the shell created for you?

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One thing that I very much like about the current state of Fallout 76 is that the game gives you two options in regards...
Choppy choppy.

The Daily Grind: What does reception to Crowfall and Elyon say about the MMO genre right now?

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Real talk here for a sec: I'm a smidge nervous about Crowfall and Elyon and what they portend for the next stage of the...

The Daily Grind: What are the dumbest arguments in the MMO genre?

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I saw a quote on Twitter a while back that really resonated with me: "Hell is aging and growing older but having to hear the...
Like a boss.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO gets closest to your ideal PvP mechanics?

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I really like the passive PvP mechanics in Final Fantasy XI. The actual PvP is rather lacking and leaves a lot to be desired, but...

The Daily Grind: What elements make for a truly great MMO dungeon?

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Not all MMO dungeons are created alike. Some were assembled by C-minus students in shop class, slapped together with rusty nails and bare minimum...

The Daily Grind: What are your ‘problematic faves’ in MMOs?

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A couple of years ago, our staff did a piece on problematic faves - you know, games or IPs or studios or whatevers that...
Hmm.

The Daily Grind: Do you think Crowfall has a future?

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So Crowfall developer Artcraft suffered a batch of layoffs. This is not in and of itself all that unusual; lots of companies have layoffs after...

The Daily Grind: Should there be an MMO ‘caretaker’ company for unwanted titles?

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A couple of weeks ago, I watched through the entirety of Vanguard's Jeff Butler's three-hour interview concerning MMO projects that he worked on and...
Bricks.

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs begin as they mean to go on?

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In Eliot's open letter to new players and vets of Final Fantasy XIV last month, he noted that Final Fantasy XIV's endgame is not...

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