You know what I don't think MMOs need more of? Dailies. I think most core MMO gamers are tired of a mechanic that exists, transparently and unashamedly, to keep us completing repetitive tasks on a daily basis and keep us logging in, and in some cases, paying our subs. Even a well-constructed daily achievement system
and totally benign daily login rewards
can be irritating.
But out on the fringes of the MMO space, gamers are just discovering the allure of the daily. VG247
pubbed an editorial last week arguing that GTA Online
ought to copy -- wait for it -- Destiny's
"intrinsic" dailies and rewards; without them, the writer opined, players are "reminded that the grind is most certainly real."
Call me jaded, but I say themepark dailies are usually just as grindy
as whatever formless grind they're meant to replace, and I suspect the players who need something to do at the "end" of online co-op shooters would probably be happier with a sandboxier MMORPG to begin with. But surely there's some sort of dailies that we do like. Are there any MMO dailies that don't make you cringe? Which game can boast the best? (And can we tell GTA Online
to copy those
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