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: What key advice would you give to first-timers in your MMO?

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I know that whenever I head into an MMO for the first time (or after a long absence), I always make it a priority...

The Daily Grind: What was the last thing you built in an MMO?

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MMO builders, this Daily Grind is for you. And I don't mean people who build MMOs; I mean people who build in MMOs. And...
Sproing

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs in early access?

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Playing at least one or two early access games is just kind of part of the nature of playing video games these days, especially...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO public transport system?

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We talk about mounts an awful lot in this space, but what about the other ways that MMOs help us get around? Most all...

The Daily Grind: Should more MMOs offer ‘season pass’ style content?

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Its seems as if we've been fielding a lot of email and podcast questions about season passes the last month or two. Paid season...

The Daily Grind: How often do you change your MMO characters’ outfits?

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One of the nice things City of Heroes' rogue servers did for the community was open up all the costume slots for everyone. Obviously,...
whaaaaale

The Daily Grind: What mount type do you wish more MMOs would offer?

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Here are some of my mounts in Final Fantasy XIV: a sheep. A flying pig. A giant moss-covered sneezing monster. A drifting stalk of a...
Leaf it up.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs should be adapted to mobile?

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Sometimes the success or failure of a game may come down to its availability on certain platforms and systems. Sometimes an MMO that didn't...

The Daily Grind: Do you usually pick low-pop or high-pop servers in MMOs?

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The other day, MOP's Carlo posted a pic of Black Desert's server selection screen, showing a ton of servers flagged "crowded" even at a...
Management.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO company is the worst at managing its message?

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You've probably noticed that there are some studios and companies wherein the players seem to have a downright acerbic relationship with the people making...

The Daily Grind: How do you handle difficult MMO players?

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Social gaming means both the good and the bad of social interactions. And while there are a lot of incredibly enjoyable conversations and encounters...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the worst ‘wealth gap’ between old and new players?

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Folks, I want to talk about money - video game money. I was surfing the City of Heroes subreddit a while back when I...

The Daily Grind: What do you think about ‘exclusive’ zones in MMORPGs?

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I want to talk about exclusive zones today - specifically, Guild Wars 2's lounges, something I haven't seen in many other MMOs at all....
Sheewax!

The Daily Grind: Do you wait until after launch to start a new MMO?

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Launch day! The date when everyone is talking about a new MMO, there's a mass of new players, overcrowding, disconnections, and all of the...
So here's the deal.

The Daily Grind: What cancelled MMOs deserve a rogue server?

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As a historian, game preservationist, and general MMORPG geek, it does my heart good to see players do their best to restore and operate...

The Daily Grind: What argument does your MMO’s community have that would make no sense in other MMOs?

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I don't think it's possible to go a day on a City of Heroes server, back in the old days or now on the...
ARAT

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite April Fools’ day MMO gag?

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This year, we have elected not to do an April Fools' joke because we found ourselves with something more pressing to do. It turns...

The Daily Grind: What MMO content is perfect for short gaming sessions?

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Lately I've been exploring Lord of the Rings Online's new(ish) mission system, which is essentially a smaller version of skirmishes that scale to a...

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMORPG character you still play?

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Every year or so we'll do a conversation topic about the oldest MMO we still play. But realistically, the same couple of MMOs always...

The Daily Grind: What are some MMOs where ‘bringing the player not the class’ really works?

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Back during BlizzConline, I wrote a piece on Overwatch 2 that mentioned offhandedly that it sounded like Blizzard was creeping toward a "bring the...

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