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 worst MMO newbie experience that you powered through anyway?

Earlier this week, Justin mentioned that he was toying around in classic EverQuest, and he said he was playing through the tutorial. That...
Flexin'

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the biggest homogeneity problem with outfits?

Every MMO has a certain upper limit on how many different outfits you can come up with. That's just the reality. And some games...
GO LEFT YOU IDIOT

The Daily Grind: Are you looking forward or backward with your MMO picks?

We do find ourselves in a very strange time to be MMO players. While there are plenty of titles in development and early access,...

The Daily Grind: Who the heck are you people who buy stuff for MMOs you can’t play yet?

I gotta know this. Who the heck are you people who buy stuff for MMOs you can't play yet? Star Citizen, Ashes of...

The Daily Grind: How bad are delays for MMOs, and how much does communication help?

Last week, a newly minted Ship of Heroes fan posted a comment on the game's official forums saying he'd studied in-development MMOs and...
ROBOT ROCK - wait, can't play that song.

The Daily Grind: Have any of your MMO accounts ever been hacked?

For all I know, all of my authenticators are just placebos; I've never actually had an account get hacked. There are accounts I've lost...
It's sort of like progress.

The Daily Grind: Why are you still an MMORPG fan?

No, MMOs aren't dead. I just want to put that out there; there are millions of us still playing them, dozens (if not hundreds)...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been to a concert in an MMO?

Slightly embarrassing story time: One of my favorite things to do in classic Star Wars Galaxies was sing. Yes, musicians and dancers were...

Massively Overthinking: The boring MMO development between bookends of hype

If you watch MMOs being developed for long enough, one truth becomes evident: It's kinda boring. I started thinking a bit about this last week...
THE LAW

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs that turn you off just based on history?

We were having an interesting discussion in work chat the other day about EVE Online involving Brendan and me. Brendan, obviously, is the expert...

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs for ambient sociability?

In my gaming time, I switch back and forth between MMOs and solo games (often adventure or RPGs) quite often. When I'm in the...

The Daily Grind: Do you trust companies selling ‘games as a service’?

MUD and MMO players are pretty much the original victims of "games as a service" mentality. News that Nintendo is shutting down the...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best example of wasted aesthetics in an MMO?

If you somehow missed our award for meme of year, now's a good time to trot it back out because it could so...
Expertise.

The Daily Grind: When did you realize you were no longer a beginner in an MMO?

I tend to think of myself as a beginner in any given MMO for a really long time. Like, to the point where I'll have...
Roguish.

The Daily Grind: Do you find it hard to connect with pre-established MMO characters?

One of the hallmarks of MMORPGs is the freedom for players to create the kind of character that they want, from race to looks...

The Daily Grind: Do you approach all MMOs with PvP as ‘PvP games’?

I saw a thought-provoking exchange on Reddit this week that's too good to sit on. It was in a thread for an MMORPG in...
Let's protest by playing!

The Daily Grind: How much should fan communities influence MMO designers?

The other day I saw a comment on an MMO subreddit that I quite liked; to paraphrase, it basically stated that the system designers...
I don't know why Blizzard gave us the reaction image for this.

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of World of Warcraft’s next expansion?

It's no secret that player engagement with World of Warcraft is down across the board, with even some of its most vocal supporters...

The Daily Grind: Would you play Overwatch if it had a PvE or co-op mode?

Overwatch had a strange 2018. While Blizzard expanded the game's developer team last year, it also put out less content (and more repeat...

The Daily Grind: What’s your core problem with mobile MMOs, and is it fixable?

Droid Gamers put out an interesting piece this weekend that to me illuminates how the ongoing conversation about mobile MMOs go south. Author...

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