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: Which MMORPG was ahead of its time?

I want to wax poetic about Warhammer Online for a moment here. While it never maintained the initial level of success that it...

The Daily Grind: Is the esports bubble about to burst?

Last week, Kotaku put up a compelling piece about the online gaming industry's obsession with esports - specifically, how the esports bubble is...

The Daily Grind: What made you leave the last MMO you quit?

The last few years, I think I've had a healthier relationship with MMOs, chiefly because I've pressured myself less into playing things I knew...
git gudder

The Daily Grind: Would you ever consider hosting a rogue server for an MMO?

Ages ago, there was a server emulation project for Final Fantasy XI. The coding got hit with a cease & desist, unfortunately, and to...

The Daily Grind: How far behind are you in your MMO’s main storyline?

From LOTRO to FFXIV, from Guild Wars 2 to SWTOR, the backbone of the modern solo MMORPG experience is the...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG for obsessive completionists?

I have been a lot of things in MMORPGs over the years. Raider. Roleplayer. Cat-herder. Merchant. Even killer. But one thing I've never really...
Sorry, guys.

The Daily Grind: What could your favorite MMO do to attract new players?

Every MMO wants more people to play it. That's kind of the nature of the thing. While no one working on Secret World Legends...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite ‘vanilla’ MMO memory?

With all the talk and testing swirling about World of Warcraft Classic this past week, the full nostalgia gates have reopened and...
TUG

The Daily Grind: What MMO had the most disappointing ending?

I can't help it: I've had Game of Thrones on my mind the last week. As someone who discovered the books as a kid,...

The Daily Grind: Do you think MMO worlds are too bloated and big?

A couple of months ago, I saw an interesting topic on Reddit that deserved more love than it got. User RuccFeddit (<3) posted...
Can't wait to see what's next here?

The Daily Grind: What upcoming MMO do you want to be good, even if it might not be?

I'm excited about Peria Chronicles. This is not a secret. I'm also excited for Caravan Stories. And yet in both cases these games could...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever regretted buying something in an MMO?

I absolutely hate buyer's regret. If I could go back and slap myself when I was about to press the "buy now" button on...
That is definitely a thing.

The Daily Grind: Which studio should be running your MMO?

It continues to sadden my heart to see RIFT -- and the rest of the Trion Worlds library -- limp on under the...
Yo.

The Daily Grind: Do you have any hope left for Anthem?

I feel faintly as if I owe Bree an apology. When I volunteered to do our first impressions piece on Anthem, it was actually...

The Daily Grind: Do you think WoW Classic is destined for greatness or utterly doomed?

Since the formal announcement this week that WoW Classic is launching in August, I've seen multiple mainstream games journos opine that, well, you...

The Daily Grind: Do you still want a Game of Thrones MMORPG?

I'm sure that at some point in the last 4200 or so Daily Grinds we've done on Massively OP and Massively-that-was over these many...

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about the future of Amazon’s New World?

When Amazon Game Studios announced last week that it was taking New World's always-on alpha offline "to design major new features"...
This is not ambiguous. It actually seems pretty straightforward.

The Daily Grind: Do you have unplayed MMO characters you refuse to delete?

For the longest time, I had an orc in World of Warcraft whom I had never played past level 7 but who was never...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO activities are most likely to relax you?

I don't get fishing. Not in real life (it's an excuse for drinking beer in a boat), nor in MMOs (it's a time sink...

The Daily Grind: Are we watching the AAA video game market burst?

About four years ago, I wrote one of the pieces I'm still most proud of: It essentially argued that the MMO industry was...

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