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]

It ensues.

The Daily Grind: Has a patch ever saved an MMO for you?

A while back, I penned a Daily Grind about expansions that sent MMOs wildly off course. Today, I want to do the opposite and...

The Daily Grind: How important is an MMO’s crafting to you?

Crafting is in an interesting place with MMOs, because it tends to be something people have opinions on regardless on how invested they really...

The Daily Grind: How many new MMO characters have you rolled this year so far?

It has come to my attention that 2022 is now over one-fourth complete. In the first three months of the year, we've seen quite...
How do we hide with all the glowy bits?

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite way to quest in MMOs?

Questing is one of the concepts that's changed dramatically from the earliest days of the MMORPG genre to now. We began with very few...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO suffers from the most useless housing system?

A few weeks ago, I was showing my seven-year-old around Villagers and Heroes, and she wanted to get herself a house. I warned her...
Space boats.

The Daily Grind: Do you try more MMOs since free-to-play became the dominant model?

I still remember when boxes for MMOs were very much the default. I owned boxed copies of Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Trek Online,...

The Daily Grind: When’s the last time you rage quit an MMO gaming session?

The other night I did something I haven't done in a very long time: I got so frustrated with an MMO that I shut...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst city in an MMORPG?

A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, I boldly declared that New Kaineng has surpassed Divinity's Reach and Dalaran as the greatest cities ever...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs focus more on the midgame?

Hey, midgame MMORPG players! I see you! Yeah, you. You don't really like playing baby toons or "finished" characters; you gets tons of characters...

The Daily Grind: What ‘major’ MMO patch was the biggest letdown for you?

Look, you can feel however you want about World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. You can feel that it's one of the most disappointing and limply handled...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are you hoping to play later this year?

I keep telling myself, there are never enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do -- including playing all of...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO April Fools’ Day gag from past years?

Yes, that subtitle is telling the truth! Massively Overpowered has been bought out by a blogging conglomerate and will be rebranding into Massively Overpawered,...

The Daily Grind: What MMO lives rent-free in your head?

OK, real talk for a second here. Some of our commenters are right now, at this very moment, crawling through yesterday's articles looking for...

The Daily Grind: What factors might get you to come back to an MMO you abandoned?

Unless this is, like, your first week playing MMORPGs, then you definitely have games that you've abandoned along the way. Maybe they weren't your...

The Daily Grind: What are the best and worst snowy zones in MMOs?

It's sort of a running joke around here that I am not a big fan of snowy "northern climate" zones in MMORPGs. We had...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best gearing system in an MMO?

Let me say something bold: I think the best gearing systems in MMOs are the systems that don't get hung up on gear at...
Bad people doing bad things.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most important medium you have for talking with your MMO friends?

There was a time, way back when, that I kept AOL Instant Messenger open on a regular just because it was the easiest way...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO bosses do you love to hate?

There's an adage in the movie business that actors gravitate to a good villain role over the hero because they're often written with more...

The Daily Grind: Does your MMO class need a nerf?

Fam, my Lord of the Rings Online Hunter is ridiculous. She gets a speed buff that stays on after combat. She gets a heal...
Look out!

The Daily Grind: Do you pay close attention to MMO leaks and rumors?

It would be very easy for me to say that my eyes are drawn to purported leaks, rumors, and rumblings about unreleased content for...