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: Do you feel alone in your games?

As one or two people have pointed out, MMOs are multiplayer by their very definition -- and massively so. Yet even if you're in...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a World of Warcraft progression server?

Classic servers and progression servers are on my mind lately. EverQuest just got yet another progression server; it had launch issues, but it's...
Warcraft

The Daily Grind: Would you watch a movie based on your favorite MMO?

I'm not the biggest World of Warcraft fan. That said, I'm pretty interested to see what Duncan Jones does with the Warcraft movie. This...

The Daily Grind: Are you drawn to cute in your MMO?

I am so not ashamed to admit that, hands-down, Squirrel Girl is my favorite Marvel Heroes character. Not only is she voiced by...

The Daily Grind: Does mid-game character customization matter in MMOs?

This morning's Daily Grind question is brought to us by Kickstarter donor Tracergeek, who wants to talk about customization in MMOs -- specifically, the...
Shroud of the Avatar

The Daily Grind: Has your favorite MMO been DDoSed?

So, Shroud of the Avatar got DDoSed yesterday. Shroud of the Avatar!? While there's really no excuse for any DDoS attack, it kind...
Not what I'm traveling in, probably.

The Daily Grind: Do you MMO on the road?

I am traveling again for Massively OP, and that means not much in the way of MMOs for me for a little while. When...

The Daily Grind: What MMO gets you exploring?

You want to hear something weird? For as much crap as WildStar got about its path system, I actually do love to explore...

The Daily Grind: Do you crave night-and-day cycles in MMOs?

Earlier this week, Daybreak's John Smedley told H1Z1 fans about a metric that startled me: An awful lot of post-apoc gamers...
THere's a big picture here that you may not be seeing.

The Daily Grind: Would you try a Darkfall reboot?

Yesterday's news regarding the possibility of a classic Darkfall server was pretty great. I loved Aventurine's 2010-era fantasy gankbox, and I'd resubscribe or even...

The Daily Grind: Has eating and drinking in MMOs become passé?

It's sometimes so odd to me what game mechanics aim to mimic real-life behaviors and activities while so much else is ignored. We drink,...

The Daily Grind: Are modern console MMO communities worthwhile?

This morning's Daily Grind hurtles through space and time to us from Kickstarter donor Kenneth "Fizwocket" Gonsalves, who wonders about the console community potential...
Don't tell me we can't all fireball everyone!

The Daily Grind: What MMO do you wish had turned out differently?

Back in the day I was a big fan of Darkfall. I remember waiting an eternity for the game's 2009 launch, and...
It's pretty cute in person.

The Daily Grind: Have you bought real-world memorabilia for an MMO?

I don't think it's going to surprise anyone that I'm a pretty big fan of Final Fantasy XIV. Despite that fact, it may...

The Daily Grind: When do you know it’s time to evacuate from your game?

This right here is your friendly neighborhood evacuation droid. If you will but calm down and follow his directions, he will lead you away...

The Daily Grind: Does WoW’s dramatic sub dip worry you?

So World of Warcraft lost three million subs in the wake of Warlords of Draenor, bringing it back down to right...
Shards Online

The Daily Grind: Which indie MMO are you looking forward to the most?

When it comes to indie MMOs, there's no shortage of them in development. Shards Online is topping my most anticipated list at the...

The Daily Grind: What would the MMO world look like without WoW?

Here's a fun question from an anonymous Kickstarter donor to kick off the morning: What do you think the MMO world would look like if

The Daily Grind: Should more MMOs include advanced classes?

One of the very first RPGs that I played was Final Fantasy for the NES. I remember pouring over the manual at my friend's...
GTA Online

The Daily Grind: How many MMOs are on your hard drive?

I got a new gaming computer last week, and I'm in the process of downloading a few MMOs. I've only got 300 GB to work with,...

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