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: What was the last MMO that you regretted quitting?

Last spring, I made a hard call: I finally decided that I wasn't playing Ultima Online enough to justify a sub. That's not...
Never mind, I'm not real!

The Daily Grind: How do you handle cancellations for MMOs you were looking forward to?

I've been very open about my interest in Peria Chronicles basically from the start of its development, so the fact that it certainly...

The Daily Grind: What’s the vibe that you want your MMO character to exude?

Have you hugged your bread lately? No, that's not today's Daily Grind question, it's just the natural follow-up to witnessing the above picture from...
Misty.

The Daily Grind: Would you play Guild Wars 2 Classic?

At the end of this week's podcast, Justin and I were chatting about Guild Wars 2's big announcement that's coming up later...
Squirrel?!

The Daily Grind: What MMO do you not play but would still miss if it were gone?

I don't play RIFT. I never had, and on the occasions when I have it's kind of just not been my thing. But I...

The Daily Grind: Are you up for a buy-to-play ArcheAge?

Last week's news that ArcheAge is prepping a new buy-to-play, anti-pay-to-win server certainly caught a lot of our community's attention -- and...

The Daily Grind: Did you fall for WoW Classic, and what do you think so far?

They almost got me, but not in the end. Right around 3 p.m. yesterday, just before the servers went live, in spite of my...
FEEL THE NOISE

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is the best (worst?) at ruining classes?

A recent thread on the MMORPG subreddit caught my attention: Do you ever dread what's gonna happen to your class when an expansion...
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...

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