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: Which MMO has the best twist on the archer class?

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Call 'em Archers, call 'em Rangers, call 'em Katnisses -- whatever the designation, they're the ones who stand there with a bow looking all...
Sometimes it's about tweaking the right people.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite ‘oh shit’ button in an MMO?

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Last summer, I put up a Daily Grind on how people feel about "oh shit" buttons in MMOs - you know, those long-cooldown...

The Daily Grind: Do you organize your houses and inventories in MMOs?

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I've seen your screenshots and houses and accounts and I know some of you folks are really not into organizing your video game characters'...

The Daily Grind: Do you follow the work of specific MMO developers?

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If you've been around the MMORPG genre a while, you start to realize that specific developer names pop up again and again. Some of...

The Daily Grind: What are you thankful about in your MMO this month?

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Creepy Black Spirit stares into your soul and wants to know... what makes you thankful for in MMO gaming right now? Be mindful that...
Mounting problems, if you will? Probably not.

The Daily Grind: Are you sick of being a tankmage in MMOs?

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One of the very first gaming terms I ever learned in an online game was bestowed upon me as a teenager in Ultima...

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve gone without playing an MMO?

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It's been a rough fall for me personally as my family is preparing for a move. I've spent so much time building and packing...

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about MMO login rewards?

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When I sit down at the end of my day to get in my two hours of gaming, I always start with a ritual:...

The Daily Grind: What was the best Guild Wars 2 living world season?

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To date, there have been approximately five Guild Wars 2 living world seasons. Technically, The Icebrood Saga, which began last year, isn't...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs have hunger and thirst mechanics?

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I swear this isn't a Thanksgiving-motivated Daily Grind, but it might as well be! I am a big fan of video game cooking skills and...

The Daily Grind: What’s the ideal MMO raid length?

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If you've been around in the MMO genre long enough, you know that the idea of raiding has changed a lot. In Ultima...

The Daily Grind: How did the pandemic change your MMO gaming this year?

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It's certainly been an unprecedented year for all of us, especially with the coronavirus impacting pretty much all spheres of our daily life. Even...

The Daily Grind: What aborted MMORPG do you wish had seen the light of day?

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So who remembers the Nintendo "gigaleak"? Probably no one, since it got covered back in July, which in 2020 measurements was at least...

The Daily Grind: Do you play on your MMO’s public test server?

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ArcheAge has the honor of inspiring today's Daily Grind, as I was writing a piece about ArcheAge's next update coming to the PTS...

The Daily Grind: How do you keep yourself occupied during MMO content droughts?

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Sooner or later, every MMO seems to dip into a lengthy period of little to no development -- otherwise known as a "content drought."...

The Daily Grind: What ‘lost’ content from your favorite MMO do you wish would be restored?

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A while back, YouTuber Wooden Potatoes did a video invoking the "Guild Wars 2 graveyard" of lost profession skills. I... love stuff like...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite crowd control class in MMORPGs?

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I know that crowd controllers as a standalone class have long since fallen out of fashion - most MMORPG players don't even remember when...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMO quests you refuse to do?

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Today's Daily Grind comes to us courtesy of MOP's Carlo, who is really not about this one quest in Black Desert. "So I'm questing...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best playable cat race?

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Despite the very real evidence that a feline lurks somewhere in my home, I am not what you would call a cat person. I...

The Daily Grind: What MMO really shouldn’t attempt a classic server?

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Back in August, Standing Stone Games told players to stop trying to make a classic Lord of the Rings Online server happen. It...

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