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]

Goes boom and stuff.

The Daily Grind: What MMO still needs legacy servers?

2018 has seemed like the year of the legacy/vanilla MMO server, thanks to not just World of Warcraft but RIFT and

The Daily Grind: What abandoned content in your favortite MMO do you want to see return?

I miss Guild Wars 2's dungeons. I was trawling Reddit the other day when I saw someone raise a half-hearted complaint about the fact...
All right, never mind.

The Daily Grind: Do you skip periods of MMOs you play?

I've seen the argument put forth several times over the past month or so about World of Warcraft players just... skipping the current...

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of an MMO guild?

We all come to guilds in different ways. Sometimes we seek them out specifically, sometimes we go through a rigorous application process, and sometimes...

The Daily Grind: What race or species have you never seen in an MMORPG?

A week or so ago, Justin penned a popular Daily Grind about the non-humanoid races/species that always seem to be relegated to "minority...
The oldest conceivable school.

The Daily Grind: Are you excited with the World of Warcraft Classic playable demo announcement?

There's a lot of interesting stuff to unpack about the World of Warcraft Classic announcement from yesterday. It's been a project that...
Someone thinks this is super neat!

The Daily Grind: Do you have an MMO gaming schedule?

When it comes to trying to figure out how to juggle multiple MMORPGs, I've experimented with many approaches. I've gone with the "whatever I...

The Daily Grind: What if World of Warcraft had never happened?

Yesterday, in the comments of our Daily Grind about nice things we can say about games we don't like, MOP commenter Squid posted...
Sort of?

The Daily Grind: What’s the nicest thing you can say about an MMORPG you dislike?

I blame my colleagues in the writers room for this topic: We happened to be discussing the tragic comedy of Warhammer Online's awful...
The core here is so hard.

The Daily Grind: What’s a hardcore MMO to you?

Sometimes we have ads that get me thinking. Case in point, the most recent ad on our site for the upcoming Lineage 2...

The Daily Grind: Are MMO monster character races doomed to forever minority status?

I almost fell for it again. The other night I was logging back into Elder Scrolls Online after a very long absence and decided...

The Daily Grind: How do you pick your MMO character names?

Embarrassing confession time: I was a teenager when I first started playing MMOs, and my first characters were all named after Wheel of Time...

The Daily Grind: How fast do you consume patch content in MMOs?

I do the exact same stupid trick every time there's a patch for Final Fantasy XIV. I play the heck out of it...

The Daily Grind: What’s the funniest conversation you’ve witnessed in MMO world chat?

I know it's common wisdom to simply jettison the world chat window as soon as you log into a new MMO. It's not healthy...
Less than a sister act.

The Daily Grind: Do you think you’ve aged out of MMOs?

There's this particular template for covering MMORPGs on mainstream gaming websites that I cannot stand: the old "haha, MMOs are weird and old, let's...

The Daily Grind: Would you rather an MMO be backed by a publisher or investor group?

Polygon (via Gamasutra) put out a piece last week covering Kowloon Nights, the Hong Kong investment fund that is basically backing a...
The first rule of this club is you aren't wanted.

The Daily Grind: Are guilds important to your MMO experience?

There was a time in MMO history when a guild was more or less a requirement to do much of what you would want...

The Daily Grind: When do you know it’s time to return to an MMO?

I swear to you, the other night I had a dream in which I was sorting out which MMOs I was going to return...

The Daily Grind: Do you still log in to play MMOs that are scheduled to sunset?

Last night, I saw a tweet go out from the WildStar account that made me super sad. "It’s show time!" Carbine said....
Weird dog.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO gives the best experience with the least time to play?

We are a long way removed from the days of Final Fantasy XI, a game where you would not even consider leveling if...

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