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: Where do you go to mourn in MMORPGs?

Our team is still in shock over last night's news that legendary MMO dev Brad McQuaid has passed away, and I can only...

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the worst crafting – or none at all?

Earlier this fall, after Raph Koster announced his new MMO and investor funding, he did a flurry of interviews. In the bowels of...

Fight or Kite: MMORPG PvP is about competition, not combat

Over the last month, Eliot has written a Daily Grind and Perfect Ten that really got me thinking about what PvP truly...

The Daily Grind: What MMO do you wish you could play on the Switch?

I love my Switch, but I feel starved for games to play on it, especially online games. Sure, there are a few out there,...
I'm purely decorative!

The Daily Grind: What’s your ideal event reward for seasonal content?

I don't like seasonal events that award pets. I understand why that's a reward, of course; lots of people like having pets, some games...
All I remember is that he was African-American.

The Daily Grind: Are ‘limited’ MMO classes a good idea?

Ever since its introduction into Final Fantasy XIV, the Blue Mage class has proved divisive among the community as a "limited" class....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most purposeful housing?

So this is a thing I've talked about before because I love me some MMORPG housing. Even a bad MMO with housing gets brownie...

Vague Patch Notes: MMO grind is good (except when it isn’t)

Some of my fondest memories of World of Warcraft involve Adam Sandler and the Badlands. My wife and I had a pretty steady tradition made...
Try this again.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio would you like to see make another MMO?

Every MMO studio has its own particular style and flavor. You can argue that the game itself matters more than its point of origin,...
All things go, all things go.

The Daily Grind: What was your ‘golden age’ of MMO gaming?

While history has yet to really settle this issue definitively, many MMORPG players seem to believe that we have already seen the...

The Daily Grind: Do MMO market undercutters grind your gears?

MOP's Carlo proposed this question for a Daily Grind run: Do MMO market undercutters annoy you? "I undercut the market so I can move...

The Daily Grind: Should World of Warcraft switch to annual expansions?

During last week's Activision-Blizzard investor call, Blizzard executives dodged hard on one analyst's question about WoW Classic retention - no great surprise...
There are some who call me... big.

The Daily Grind: What would you like to see in an MMORTS game?

The MMORTS subgenre has never been what you might call robust, but it keeps cropping back up time and again. The Imperial Realm: Miranda...

The Daily Grind: What older MMO’s graphics still hold up today?

The other night I was playing with some friends in Dungeons and Dragons Online, and the discussion turned to -- oddly enough --...
Oh, cool.

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest break you’ve ever taken from MMOs – and why?

A while back, MMO blogger and fellow SWG Legends player Napyet posted a video about a sudden burst of burnout he was feeling...
Ah yes, teamwork.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs are you reluctant to do group content in?

Some of our readers may believe that I am gregarious and outgoing. This is not true by any stretch of the imagination. Despite this,...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most boring content in an MMO you love?

Recently I had the dubious pleasure of spending a week running through all of the Seventh Astral Era quests in Final Fantasy XIV....
We all float down here.

The Daily Grind: Are you bummed about the faction divide in WoW Shadowlands?

During the World of Warcraft Q&A panel this past weekend, Blizzard confirmed that it's not planning on dropping any walls between the factions...

The Daily Grind: Is Overwatch 2 just the MMO we wanted before there was an Overwatch?

Going into BlizzCon, the only thing I really cared about was Diablo 4 - chiefly because I loved the Diablo franchise. It was...
This isn't it.

The Daily Grind: So, were you pleased with BlizzCon 2019?

Folks, I'm writing this from the distant past and you're reading it now. I'm writing for the future. So as I type this, I don't...

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