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: Are MMOs becoming outpaced by tech?

Whenever I talk about Ultima Online to someone who wasn't there when it was a big thing, I admit to feeling as if...
Elder Scrolls

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO fantasy setting?

I've been fooling about in Elder Scrolls Online this week, and in some ways it's like coming home. I wrote Massively's ESO column...

The Daily Grind: Where do you stand on MMO emulators?

Emulators. They're a touchy, murky, grey-area subject for many people and one that we don't touch on a lot here on the site due...

The Daily Grind: What’s your most memorable MMO noob moment?

I was basically still a kid when I first started playing MMOs, and my first, of course, was the wild west of the newly...
Infinite Crisis

The Daily Grind: What’s your preferred MOBA class?

The strangest thing has been happening to me here lately. I... I think I'm becoming a MOBA fan. It's not that I had anything...
You have clearly been preparing for this day.

The Daily Grind: How long do you have your subscriptions set up for?

I had not put my Final Fantasy XIV account on anything more extended than month-by-month billing for the longest time. Which is kind...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever want to change your character’s race?

We all whine and complain about MMO cash shop offerings, but you know what's one item that I'm always glad to see? A race...

The Daily Grind: Does FFA PvP reflect badly on players?

Today's Daily Grind question comes from Luxxicon, a donor to our Kickstarter campaign. Luxxicon just wants to talk about open-world PvP. In...
ArcheAge

The Daily Grind: What’s the last non-combat activity you did in an MMO?

It's no secret that today's MMOs focus almost exclusively on combat. Oh sure, some of them have rudimentary crafting, trading, and housing minigames, but...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a stripped-down mobile version of your favorite MMO?

The (as of yet unspecified) plans to create a mobile version of Final Fantasy XI touches on a sore subject for me:...
Infinite Crisis

The Daily Grind: Have you tried Infinite Crisis?

Infinite Crisis came out on Steam last week, which was bad timing for me. I left town for the weekend and I didn't get...
You look very cold, ma'am.

The Daily Grind: What stupid mistake do you keep making in an MMO?

In a lot of games, the E key defaults to use/interact/whatever. Get near a thing, press E, you do what you need to do....

The Daily Grind: Do MMORPGs need VR?

Video game developers have been positively obsessing about virtual reality for the last few years, but barring an exception here and there, few MMOs...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a regular gaming group?

When you're on a time budget and can't always be in a game 24/7 to join spontaneous guild runs, it's a blessing to be...

The Daily Grind: What MMO conceits would you port into real life?

This morning's Daily Grind is a fun one straight from Kickstarter donor Wesley Hendriks. Wesley proposes we all ponder the following question: If you could...
He-Man has the power

The Daily Grind: What’s the most game-breaking cash shop item you’ve ever seen?

I don't have a lot of experience with MMO cash shops. I've used a couple of them to spend Turbine points or

The Daily Grind: Do you have a love/hate relationship with an MMO?

For the most part, my MMO gaming world is pretty black and white. If I enjoy a game, then I'm playing it. If I'm...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO mob type that totally icks you out?

For some people, it's spiders. For others, it's bats or snakes. (For Justin, it's elves.) And for me, it's roaches. I've been incredibly lucky, honestly, that...
If you're not following @TruceSMV, you're missing context for this! Also you're making me sad because I have things there and I want you to love me.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite game to decompress with?

Moving is absolutely awful, as we all know, and I would be very happy to never move ever again. Once my computer was all...
Cabal II

The Daily Grind: Did you play Cabal Online?

I've got a question. It's not a burning question, mind you, but it's one I've been meaning to ask for a few days now....

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