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]

Dropping an album.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO freebie you’ve ever gotten?

I, like 99.99% of the world's population, loves free swag. I love me dorky t-shirts I'll never wear, I crave stress balls that pop...

The best Massively OP community Daily Grinds of 2018

Assuming the archives are correct, the first Daily Grind ever was penned by Krystalle Voecks on November 3rd, 2007, a day after Old...
THE LAW

The Daily Grind: Do you have any MMO resolutions for 2019?

So here we are in 2019. It looks a lot like 2018, really. But it's a new year, and this is usually the point...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG studio had the best communication in 2018?

This past fall, Star Citizen's Chris Roberts raised more than a few eyebrows when he claimed that "no other game shares as much...
Strawberry fields forever.

The Daily Grind: Do you have any MMO regrets from 2018?

We talk a lot about how we feel about the year that's past and our resolutions for the next year, but we don't tend...
Going nowhere, going nowhere.

The Daily Grind: What was your greatest MMO gaming accomplishment in 2018?

It is always good to pause and take stock of the year-that-was before you turn a corner into a fresh calendar. We've had 12...

The Daily Grind: Will you kickstart any MMOs in 2019?

Last year, I realized that I hadn't backed any video games. I didn't back any this year either. Oh, sure, some of the games...
gonna dress me up

The Daily Grind: Do you feel the need to do MMO holiday events on every character?

Every new holiday event in Final Fantasy XIV prompts the same reaction from me, a question of which of my characters will be sad...
Now we've got problems, and I don't think we can solve 'em.

The Daily Grind: What frustrates you the most about your MMO’s dev team?

I guess I want to preface today's discussion by acknowledging that there are a lot of terrific developers and teams out there in the...

The Daily Grind: What MMO had the best player community in 2018?

One of the informal award type articles we've done every year for the last couple of years is this one: the one sussing out...

The Daily Grind: What was the best new zone added to an MMO in 2018?

Thanks to MOP reader Agemyth's suggestion back in 2016, we've been debating the best new zone added to an MMO every year. Obviously,...
Like this deli. Not only this deli.

The Daily Grind: What trivial MMO grievances will you air for Festivus?

Friends, it is December 23rd, and that means that it is the traditional date of Festivus! My wife and I celebrate Festivus every year,...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever get pressured into playing a role you’d rather not in MMOs?

A post that we did earlier this year pointed me to a rather funny and catchy song called "No Mercy" by The Living...
If this went away, I would be pissed.

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMO trend of 2018?

Last week, as part of MOP's 2018 awards rollout, we asked you about the best trend of the year for our genre. We...
Now we've got problems, and I don't think we can solve 'em.

The Daily Grind: How consistent are your MMO character names?

I seem to be something of an abnormality among MMO roleplayers, because most of the time I play the same character across multiple games....

The Daily Grind: Do you start over when you come back to an MMO?

In looking over my history with MMORPGs this year, one trend leaps out at me: In pretty much every old favorite that I returned...

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2018?

I have a feeling I know what the answer to this question is going to be for a lot of folks - WildStar...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best graphical appeal as of 2018?

We don't give out a formal end-of-the-year award for MMO graphics at Massively OP. It'd be almost impossible to come to a consensus. As...
They exist.

The Daily Grind: What animals would you like to see more of in MMOs?

This probably will not surprise anyone reading this, but I really like animals. But I still get a bit depressed at the fact that...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO ability makes you feel ultra-awesome?

"Ultra." I'm bringing it back, people. You'll thank me later. In any case, a skill or ability that makes you feel incredibly awesome is all...

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