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: Are you still playing the same MMO you were back in January 2021?

Every December, I like looking back at the year that was, especially to trace my gaming journey through the months. It's fun to see...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO hosted the best event in 2021?

You might be sad to learn that we're not giving out a formal award for best MMO event this year, but that's because our...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best console or mobile experience?

Every year when this Daily Grind comes 'round, I have to admit I'm not a heavy console user. I'm a PC girl, and I...

The Daily Grind: Do the holidays mean more or less time for MMOs for you?

For some people, the advent of the holiday season means that you'll have more time to do whatever you want. You'll have some vacation...

The Daily Grind: How do you like to set up your MMO player house?

Not all of us are into player housing in MMORPGs, but those of us that are -- and I am among this savvy group...
two to the one to the one to the three

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best character – not gear – customization?

We're gonna be starting up our regular end-of-the-year shenanigans in December, including our annual awards closer to the middle of the month. But one...
Who knows, you might even see this girl.

The Daily Grind: Are you taking part in Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker’s early access tomorrow?

Tomorrow's the day that Final Fantasy XIV fans have been waiting for ever since the expansion was announced back in February. Endwalker is almost here,...
The audience

The Daily Grind: Do you have hope for World of Warcraft in 2022?

Phew. It's been a rough, rough year for World of Warcraft players. With sparse content releases for Shadowlands, an unknown future direction for the...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite thing to do in MMOs that isn’t violence?

A while back, I read a Twitter thread about one of the reasons video games revolve around violence: It's easy to assemble into content,...

The Daily Grind: What are some disappointing systems in great MMOs?

I want to talk about Guild Wars 2's food. You guys, Guild Wars 2's food is so good. The icons are good. The names...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite toy ability in an MMO?

You know how annoying it is to have Demon Hunters around you constantly double jumping and gliding in World of Warcraft? I absolutely do...

The Daily Grind: What MMO should you really be playing right now – but aren’t?

If you open up a window and listen very carefully, you might hear my voice on the wind going, "There's never enough time to...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever exploited in an MMO?

New World's seemingly endless parade of exploits had reawakened my wonder about who exactly buys a game only to try to break it for...

The Daily Grind: Are you going to indulge in some sales action for MMOs this year?

It's the season... the season of discounts. Yes, it's just about time for everything to go on discounts on various online storefronts, and while...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO deserves a full do-over?

Poor beleaguered RIFT fans probably have no idea what to make of Gamigo's promise to release some sort of "great update" for the long-neglected...

The Daily Grind: What might the MMO genre have become without World of Warcraft?

A few weeks back, MOP's Andy mused that it would have been a very different industry without World of Warcraft. As luck would have...

The Daily Grind: Do all the New World issues make you less enthusiastic to play?

We were talking in work chat the other day about how all New World really had to do this year was launch in a competent...
Which hand is my hand?!

The Daily Grind: How do you rotate through MMOs if you’re playing more than one?

One of the phrases that I used to use when describing certain games was that a given title would make a great "second" MMO,...

The Daily Grind: Do you love bumping into your MMO guildies?

One small thing that I very much love about Lord of the Rings Online is that members of my kinship will have their names...

The Daily Grind: Is it time for a Wheel of Time MMORPG?

Last night, Amazon finally debuted its Wheel of Time TV series, based on Robert Jordan's sprawling franchise of the same name that began back...