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’s the worst MMO zone transition of all time?

OK, stop me if you've heard this one: You're going along in a new MMORPG, happily zipping across verdant landscapes, doing quests in a...
No, you can't be quite this evil.

The Daily Grind: Do you use Steam for MMOs?

Steam took a hold of my PC lifestyle so gradually I barely knew it was happening. I installed it when a friend bought me...

The Daily Grind: Why don’t players use emotes more in MMOs?

The other day I was reading up on Fallout 76's emote wheel -- brought to you by Bethesda's console tunnel vision -- and...

The Daily Grind: What skills should MMOs give players – but never do?

I was reading the patch notes for the latest update to my favorite Star Wars Galaxies emulator when this line just leaped...

The Daily Grind: Have you tried more MMOs now that almost everything is free-to-play?

It feels like a long time ago now (because it was about a decade) but I still vividly remember when Dungeons & Dragons...
Oh, all right.

The Daily Grind: What were your favorite MMO quality-of-life improvements?

Automatic loot pickup. That right there is my all-time favorite quality-of-life improvement that Lord of the Rings Online added, and it is a...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst Halloween event in the MMOverse?

No real salt from me today: I personally loved Star Wars Galaxies' Halloweeny Galactic Moon Festival, as ridiculous as it was, and as I...

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest thing you ever did to get into an MMO guild?

On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I were joking around about how much guild applications have changed over the last many...
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

The Daily Grind: Has an MMO ever been ruined for you by the community?

It's funny, but I see many more people listing a game's community as a bright side rather than a drawback. You would think it'd...

The Daily Grind: Do action-RPGs make for good MMO material?

The second it was announced, Torchlight Frontiers skyrocketed to the top of my interest. I really wasn't expecting an MMO out of this...

The Daily Grind: How important are minimaps to your MMORPG experience?

MMO minimaps became the topic of a weird debate this week, as multiple sites appeared to have misunderstood a Belgian magazine's interpretation of the...
ANYWAY HERE'S WONDERWALL

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite piece of MMO music?

Lately I can't stop listening to one of the newest pieces of music added to Final Fantasy XIV. A Land Long Dead...

The Daily Grind: How do you set up your MMO user interface?

The other day I logged into Star Wars: The Old Republic for the first time in a while, and I once again felt...

The Daily Grind: What’s the goofiest currency in all of MMO land?

So then, MMOs and online games. We've got gems, crystals, shards, marks, tickets, tomes, lumps, keys, tokens, commendations, shells, scraps, favors, coins, orders, fragments,...
It's a playground.

The Daily Grind: What online game template will be the next to take off?

Like many of you, I remember the rise of MMOs when it was actually happening. I remember when shooters were king too. And I...

The Daily Grind: What MMO seasonal event is most in need of an update?

We have started the prime Halloween season, as it is now October. Needless to say, this means Halloween events aplenty, as is good and...

The Daily Grind: What MMO plans do you have for the fall?

With the snap of fall and change of the leaves, the season has taken a change as we go into the last four months...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs too optimistic?

I don't mean optimistic in terms of their existential nature, as to whether they have a future, that sort of thing. I mean in...
JUST TELL ME

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of video content for MMO information?

Just yesterday, I noticed that Crowfall had another video Q&A out. (By which I mean it crossed our metaphorical desks as news,...

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you vow to never return to… but then you did?

Don't be bashful about it. We have all been there. We have all made grand pronouncements of being done with an MMORPG, of rage-quitting...

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