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]

All she really wants is pants; is that so wrong?

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you not give enough credit until after the fact?

Sometimes I ask myself whether I really liked WildStar as much as it deserved. Obviously, it's a kind of inherently silly line of...

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you forget was still alive and kicking?

The other day the Ryzom team sent us a tweet that basically told us that the game was still alive and there...
EAT.

The Daily Grind: Are you making any special preparations ahead of WoW Classic?

This is it, folks: your last weekend before WoW Classic. It's your last time to prepare yourselves before you dive into the comfortable...
Keen.

YouTuber examines the quit rate for EVE Online CSM members – and why they bail

In the comments of our Daily Grind on voting for MMO player councils earlier this week, Wilhelm of The Ancient Gaming Noob...
Guilty or innocent?

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO weather effect?

When you first walk into the First in Final Fantasy XIV, you're greeted by the weather of Everlasting Light. While I don't know...

The Daily Grind: What do you do when you hit a wall in an MMO?

It's all about forward momentum. As long as there's a path forward, as long as there's a way to progress, I'm happy. Even if...

The Daily Grind: Do you vote in MMO player elections?

This week I spent a bit of time perusing the Star Wars Galaxies Legends Discord, where candidates for the player Senate are making...

The Daily Grind: What’s a neat MMO mechanic that nobody’s trying anymore?

A few weeks back, I was thinking about classic Star Wars Galaxies and the game's training system. While you could gain experience by...
That's not the problem.

The Daily Grind: What part of older MMOs tends to age the worst?

It feels like whenever people talk about parts of old MMOs that aren't holding up as well, we fall back on the graphics. Some...
Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying type of MMO enemy to fight?

We all do it. We're going along, adventuring in a virtual world, when we see an enemy approaching that makes us want to take...

The Daily Grind: How much should an MMO’s source material restrict player customization?

MOP reader Tanek recently pointed us to a thread on Lord of the Rings Online forums where players have been debating the merits...
Opposition.

The Daily Grind: What’s the MMO with the biggest anti-fandom?

When an MMO gets big enough, you get its anti-fandom. This is not the same as people who don't particularly like a game; some...

The Daily Grind: Do you use randomizers to help make MMO toons?

The other day we posted about how Ship of Heroes is going to include a randomizer in its character creator, which pleased...

The Daily Grind: Is the MMO genre dead or dying – or something else entirely?

PC Gamer made waves across the MMO genre this week with an article provocatively titled "For MMO diehards, there's only one conversation: is...
Oh, hey, didn't see you guys.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’ve bought and never played?

It's sort of a running joke in the gaming world, especially for folks whose gaming revolves around Steam, that we all buy games cheaply...
Thank you for holding my breath.

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs have end dates?

One of the best things that Final Fantasy XI did was end. Not end updates, obviously, the game has a monthly release cadence...
A whole new wait, no, not doing this song, never mind.

The Daily Grind: How should MMOs handle flying mounts in future content?

A couple of weeks ago on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I derailed into a discussion about flight in MMOs and how...
Glitzy.

The Daily Grind: What did you once do a lot in MMOs that you don’t today?

As we grow older and go through different phases in our lives, our gaming patterns and habits change. I used to be all about...
Living with you is a chore and a half.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever written off an MMO early on and been proven totally wrong?

When The Elder Scrolls Online first launched, I did not have high hopes for it. Indeed, I figured it was trafficking hard on...
Sweet home doing nothing.

The Daily Grind: Will WoW Classic end up topping retail World of Warcraft?

There's a lot of Big Talk going on these days about how WoW Classic will perform and what it will do to both...

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