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: Has multiguilding hurt MMO communities?

Earlier this week, several Massively OP staffers were debating the best way to set up MOP guilds in games where we were already in...

The Daily Grind: How much money have you spent on MMOs this month?

I bought EverQuest II's latest expansion yesterday, and along with my SOE Statio... er, my Daybreak All-Access pass and my Star...

The Daily Grind: What makes an MMO’s inventory system special?

MMO inventories are often ignored systems unless they're either annoying or exceptional. Some hate the limitations they impose while others appreciate the tough choices...
Bree's modded Oblivion game

The Daily Grind: What immersive RPG elements are missing from the modern MMORPG?

This morning's Daily Grind inquisitor is Kickstarter donor Nepentheia, who wonders about the "RPG" in MMORPG: What RPG elements that create a more immersive...

The Daily Grind: Do you get other stuff done while playing MMOs?

I listened to an audiobook while playing MMOs this weekend, and frankly I wish I'd thought of this before. Most of the MMOs I play...
You made it sing, all right.

The Daily Grind: What MMO systems do you consider necessary evils?

I'm disinclined to run pretty much any tabletop game that outright uses character levels as a form of progress, and fortunately for me I...

The Daily Grind: Are you trying a different MMO this summer?

I find that summer is a great time of the year to let my gaming wanderlust run free, giving me permission to try new...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever used performance-enhancing drugs while MMOing?

Last week, a former pro e-sports player went on the record to say that he -- and pretty much everyone else in the top...

The Daily Grind: Have you played Guns of Icarus?

Every so often I check in with Guns of Icarus, a slick little multiplayer shooter featuring steampunk airships and tactical crew-based combat. Indie...

The Daily Grind: What was your first day in an MMO like?

Can you remember? Can you recall your very first day playing an MMO? Or has it been so long that time's made a mockery...

The Daily Grind: What race do you wish Guild Wars 2 would add?

One of the things Guild Wars 2 players wanted in an expansion -- and aren't getting in Heart of Thorns -- is...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO plugin?

When I went back to Lord of the Rings Online a couple of weeks ago, I spent a decent amount of time searching...
Not today, old man.

The Daily Grind: Do you like being ahead of the curve or behind it?

When I play Final Fantasy XIV, I like to be... not on the absolute bleeding edge and rushing through everything, but I want...

The Daily Grind: What’s most important to you in a space sim?

I am still waiting for my dream space sim to dock at my port, and I'm not sure if it ever will. It's...

The Daily Grind: Is the sandbox MMO resurgence the result of nostalgia?

This morning's Daily Grind question arrives from Kickstarter donor n3v3r3nder, who wants to talk sandboxes. Do you think of the recent emergence of sandbox MMOs...

The Daily Grind: What MMO flew completely under your radar?

I just downloaded Uncharted Waters Online via Steam, and while I haven't logged any time with it yet, I'm sort of looking forward...

The Daily Grind: Are dungeon finders a blessing or a curse?

Dungeon finders -- they're great, right? They take away the hassle of forming groups and get scads of players into some of the most...

The Daily Grind: Why is quashing MMO cheating so damn hard?

Massively OP Kickstarter donor Daveha is not amused with an MMO industry that seems content to let cheaters get away with their nefarious deeds....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best achievement system?

I've been dabbling in a bit of Star Wars: The Old Republic here lately, and I had forgotten how many achievements there were...
Great old.

The Daily Grind: What do you do when you ‘finish’ your main MMO goals?

There's a sense of satisfaction when you wrap up a big set of goals. You're downed the last boss of the last raid tier...

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