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: Have you ever been scammed in an MMO?

One quirk of some early MMORPGs was that character names weren't always unique. It was possible to roll multiple characters with precisely the same name and...

The Daily Grind: Will you try Wurm Unlimited?

I don't know what was going on with me during the week of September 16th, but I completely missed the news about fantasy...
At its core, this is just a couples' shot.

The Daily Grind: What keeps you from roleplaying?

I really, really enjoy roleplaying. It's one of the biggest ways that I enjoy a game. I like coming up with elaborate character backstories...

The Daily Grind: Can you ever forgive MMOs?

The other day I was watching through a YouTube channel of an MMO player who loves lists as much as I do. And while...

The Daily Grind: How would you mix MMO features to create the best one ever?

Today's Daily Grind question -- more like command! -- from Massively OP Kickstarter donor Tim is short and sweet: Mix features to create your perfect...

The Daily Grind: Has a single screenshot ever made you want to play an MMO?

I don't often look at a screenshot and think to myself, hmm, I should play that game. Yesterday I did exactly that, though, thanks...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most toxic community?

I ran across a weird thread on Reddit  a week or two ago from a poster asking about toxic MMO communities, not because...

The Daily Grind: What should Funcom do?

Man, every time we hear a Funcom report I get so incredibly depressed. I'm no financial expert, but it seems as though...

The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Squadron 42?

A whole bunch of Star Citizen-related stuff happened this past weekend, and I've got a lot of catching up to do since I...
No one liked Warlords. ANd let's be clear, that's because it was bad.

The Daily Grind: What MMO characters have you stuck with for years?

The header picture is of my Shaman in World of Warcraft. I made her with the launch of The Burning Crusade because...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO armor set?

Every time I start a new alt in Star Wars: The Old Republic, I like to gift him or her with a cool-looking...

The Daily Grind: How much do you spend on MOBAs each month?

I've got MOBAs on the brain this week, so yes, it's time for another early morning MOBA-themed discussion topic. I recently purchased my first...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most casual-friendly MMO?

One of the factors that keeps me from playing more MMOs than I already do is that so many of them are not very...

The Daily Grind: So what mystery title is Daybreak working on?

Tucked into Daybreak's announcement letter yesterday about the company's new digs and Jens Andersen's new role was the revelation that Daybreak is

The Daily Grind: Does your MMO archetype reflect your personality?

A few months ago, blogger Tipa on West Karana wrote a post wondering whether the roles we play in MMOs reflected on our...
Well well well, how the turntable.

The Daily Grind: Who’s your favorite MOBA champion?

I've been playing League of Legends quite a bit lately, but I haven't settled on a favorite champion yet. I'm a MOBA...
HELLO WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN LONG DIVISION

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has your favorite cosmetic system?

The Secret World is not my game of choice, but I sure did like its system for appearances. Clothing was just... well, clothing....

The Daily Grind: How closely do you follow MMOs prior to launch?

MOP commenter Tandor Shadewalker recently made me think about what the game industry was like prior to widespread use of the internet. If you'll...

The Daily Grind: What kind of physics-based gameplay do you expect in a next-gen superhero MMO?

When I first read Massively OP Kickstarter donor MagmaFist's Daily Grind submission, I suspected him to be a big fan of Gravity/Force Fields Controllers...

The Daily Grind: Give a shout-out to your favorite retired MMO characters

We all have them: MMO characters we invested time, love, and no small amount of effort in making them all they could be... after...

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