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 malingering Kickstarter MMO do you most want to see launch?

With Crowfall hitting beta and carving out a clear path to launch, it's only natural that we start taking a hard look once...
Over and over.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever dreamed about an MMO?

At least two or three times a year, I have the World of Warcraft expansion dream. It's usually really nice. There are new...

The Daily Grind: How successful do you think Crowfall will be?

When Crowfall went into beta recently, I felt like my interest in this game was awakening from a long slumber. Some of these...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying travel system in an MMO?

A while back, I finally talked my husband into buying his Elf Warden a basic Hobbit house in Lord of the Rings Online....

The Daily Grind: What borky system in your favorite MMO needs some love?

A few weeks back, a new SWG Legends chef was chatting me up on Discord, asking what were frankly very reasonable questions about...
Ah yes, teamwork.

The Daily Grind: How aggressive do you like to be in MMO group content?

It will probably not surprise anyone reading this that I do a fair bit of group content in Final Fantasy XIV, and veterans...
This is really World of Warcraft's fault, but I have to be comprehensive here.

The Daily Grind: What was your most awkward MMO roleplaying experience?

Back in the early 1990s, I glommed onto Star Trek bulletin board systems in the hopes that I might connect with some fellow Trekkies....

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs with ‘rested experience’ in mind?

Let's talk about rested experience in online games this morning. MMOs call them all sorts of things, but World of Warcraft's has stuck...
Money dollars.

The Daily Grind: What moments do you feel people have missed if they haven’t played your favorite MMOs?

When we try to sell people on MMOs, we naturally talk about systems or mechanics. If I wanted to convince someone to play

The Daily Grind: Do MMOs need to jump onto bandwagons to stay relevant?

We've been watching TERA's latest move into -- of all things -- MOBAs with a quirked eyebrow and a quizzical expression. We're never...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 283: TennoConversations

Justin, Bree, and MJ discuss Warframe and TennoCon 2020, Crowfall's beta, LOTRO's Rohan housing, DDO's nasty rollback, Blizzard's latest mess, and Guild Wars 2's underwater mounts, with a special edition of the Daily Grind Blitz.

The Daily Grind: What’s your most embarrassing MMO character name?

By chance, MOP's Carlo struck up a conversation among our team a week ago all about embarrassing character names and gaming handles. Apparently he...

The Daily Grind: What do you spend your in-game MMO money on lately?

A while back, I asked you folks whether you tried to become rich in MMOs, but that Daily Grind didn't go into detail on...

The Daily Grind: Walking in MMOs – or running?

A few weeks back, when MOP's Justin did a Daily Grind about whether folks prefer helmets on or off in MMOs, one reader...

The Daily Grind: What older MMO feature deserves some dev love?

Lately I've been enjoying myself a big ol' dose of Star Wars: The Old Republic. I don't do boosts in that game, so...

The Daily Grind: What MMO offered the best beta experience?

This week, MMO players have been talking about a game - and also not talking about a game. New World's beta weekend has...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers your favorite type of resource gathering?

You know, we talk about crafting a lot here on Massively OP, but gathering doesn't get nearly as much love, and yet pretty much...

The Daily Grind: Who is the greatest female NPC in an MMO?

From Jaina to Wonder Woman, Vette to Galadriel, MMORPGs sport an inspiring roster of strong and fascinating women. Sometimes they headline the game, as...

The Daily Grind: How can MMO communities revive a dying playerbase?

A while back, I read a Reddit thread from players of a certain small MMO who were discussing what the community could do to,...

The Daily Grind: How do you decide whether to play an MMO rogue server?

Last week, we covered the bizarre case of a Dragon's Prophet rogue server, which announced itself as a legitimate, partnered version of the...