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]

I've got a lot of problems with you people!

The Daily Grind: What MMO grievances would you like to air at a title you enjoy?

Tomorrow is December 23rd, which means that it's time to celebrate the holiday of Festivus! And as many of you already know (being people...

The Daily Grind: What’s on your MMO wish list this holiday season?

Really, it's any excuse to pull out the Christmas Llama from Aion. Hopefully, you're getting to a place in your year where you can scale...

The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO emulator or rogue server in 2019?

So 2019 turned out to be a pretty damn interesting year for fans of old MMORPGs. Not only did WoW Classic launch and...
Very dynamic.

The Daily Grind: What’s the biggest MMO impulse purchase you’ve ever made?

One holiday season, I was playing Star Wars: The Old Republic. There was a sale for cartel coins running. I decided to buy in...
Mirror match!

The Daily Grind: What do you think about Cryptic’s MMO business models?

As a fan of Cryptic Studios and its games, here is something that I have pondered for a while now: Is the studio generous...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best graphical appeal in 2019?

I'll have you know that fighting over MMO graphics is a time-honored tradition around here. It's a straight-up RvR showdown between the photo-realism side,...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best PvP experience in 2019?

You might recall that in 2018, we swapped out our award for best PvP MMORPG. Neither our writers nor our readers in the...

The MOP Up: Skyforge gets toxic (in a good way)

Just because the newest area in Skyforge is described as a "toxic wasteland" doesn't mean that you should change your vacation plans. Gullible...
Darn it.

The Daily Grind: What bit of MMO lore bothers you more than it probably should?

Pandaren in World of Warcraft have always bothered me. Not because the expansion that introduced them was bad (it was certainly better than the...

The Daily Grind: What is the best written MMO character?

In the past couple of Lord of the Rings Online expansions, I've noticed that the writing team has kind of created a breakout...

The Daily Grind: What was the best new zone added to an MMO in 2019?

Thanks to MOP reader Agemyth's suggestion way back in 2016, we’ve been debating the best new zone added to an MMO for the...
Are you a door or not?!

The Daily Grind: Do sealed doors in MMOs bother you?

I am well aware of the reasoning behind why there are several doors in Final Fantasy XIV on buildings you cannot enter. The point...

The Daily Grind: What place in MMOs you wish you could explore – but can’t?

I don't know how high I'd rate on an MMO explorer scale, but I have been known to go off-track and wander around in...

The Daily Grind: How much do you mind loading screens in MMOs?

Maybe I'm showing my old-school nature here, but loading screens don't bother me all that much. I cut my MMO teeth on games like...
I'm not sure which set of CGI looks better. That's not good.

The Daily Grind: What MMO deserves its own movie or TV show?

In going through our annual posts ahead of our December awards and whatnot, I noticed a bunch of stories about movies and TV shows...
I like the way you move.

The Daily Grind: How much does value matter to you in MMOs?

Value is a weird concept. It makes sense at face value; for example, it's pretty easy to sit down, list exactly the features I...

The Daily Grind: What is the worst-designed MMO quest?

The other night I was working my way through a fairly typical quest in Lord of the Rings Online in which I had to...

The Daily Grind: What MMO will change its business model dramatically in 2020?

It used to be our tradition around the end of the year to speculate on which MMORPG that hadn't yet gone free-to-play would be...
Sexy, kinda.

The Daily Grind: How much does raw graphical power matter to you for MMOs?

Graphics matter. It's really appealing to go with the general approach of being above simple graphics informing your opinion about a game, but we...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever pick a human skin tone other than your own in MMOs?

If we may tread lightly around the topic of race this morning, I'd like to ask an honest question to elicit honest answers. Assuming...

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