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: How do you introduce friends to old MMORPGs?

Whoever said that teachers teach because they can't do has never tried to teach someone new how to play an old MMORPG. Holy crap,...

The Daily Grind: What sort of monster do you love to kill in an MMO?

We've made jokes before about how MMORPGs have certain predictable elements in their bestiaries. After all, most games feature the really cute thing (or...

The Daily Grind: What camping options do you wish your MMO had?

I've always been a little disappointed in how most MMORPGs ignore camping as a basic feature of the game. After all, we're spending so...

The Daily Grind: Do you have any clue what’s going on in your MMO’s storyline?

Nobody likes to look stupid, so many times we'll keep our mouth shut instead of asking for clarification and explanation. I speak, of course,...

The Daily Grind: What makes you irrationally angry in an MMO?

Look, we all get mad about stuff sometimes. It's understandable. It's totally reasonable to be annoyed, for example, if the game you want to...

The Daily Grind: What convinces you that an MMO ‘leak’ is the real deal?

So let's talk about the alleged Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons "leak" that's been floating around Reddit the last few days. An anonymous leaker...

The Daily Grind: Do you roll MMO alts that you never actually level?

Roger at Contains Moderate Peril penned a fun piece a while back about the lost alts - the alts that get left behind, the...

The Daily Grind: Do you judge MMOs by the quality of their Discords?

When we covered Palia earlier this month, I noticed multiple commenters, Twitter denizens, and even our own staff talking approvingly of the community Discord....

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs when you’re on vacation?

As I type this, MOP's Justin is on vacation, though he'll be back by the time you're reading it. And dammit, he deserved it....
Feelings felt

The Daily Grind: What MMO music do you listen to out of the game?

The thing about video game music is that some of it is so perfectly attuned to a very specific game that it can feel...

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest gameplay myth that persists in your favorite MMO?

My husband is an avid Overwatch player, and the other day he pointed out to me that Blizzard has, in spite of its foibles,...
I'm the villain, too?

The Daily Grind: Do you get impatient with new MMO content?

The advantage to having a job that takes place at home and centers around video games is the fact that it's pretty easy to...
Dance Dance San d'Orialution

The Daily Grind: How long can you grind content in an MMO?

It might seem kind of odd, but part of my problem with playing Final Fantasy XI back in the day was just about the time...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’ve dramatically changed your mind about?

I will never forget that when I first started playing City of Heroes back in 2004, my guild an I didn't last but a...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever given up sleep for MMOs?

There's a saying I always try to remind myself of when it comes to staying up late to do anything (but especially to play...
Oh, right, I hate this.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’re bitter over?

Hello, my name is Eliot, and I'm still bitter over Star Wars: The Old Republic. This is a game I played and enjoyed at launch,...

The Daily Grind: What’s your pie-in-the-sky wish list for MMO features?

A tab-targeting combat system for Elder Scrolls Online. Real player housing for World of Warcraft. Text chat and guilds for Fallout 76. A simplified...

The Daily Grind: Do you skip annoying content in MMOs?

A while back, there was a thread on the MMORPG subreddit that... OK, it was a bit mean, but there's a question to be...

The Daily Grind: Do you miss having boxed MMO purchases?

Buried amidst all of the other information in the most recent Final Fantasy XIV fan festival was the way that its boxed expansion releases were...
It was a thing.

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are too hard to get into?

I fully acknowledge and own the fact that I'm far less patient about how much effort it takes today to install and learn a...