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Massively Overthinking: How much should MMOs cost in 2020?

MOP reader Castagere recently wrote to us with a nod to the growing sentiment across the gaming industry that might indicate a shift in...

Lord of the Rings Online’s latest update sweetens the subscription deal

With the wedding of Arwen and Aragorn and the massive festival quest going on in Lord of the Rings Online right now, it'd...

Dual Universe is finally entering beta in August – with a subscription model

Long-running MMORPG fansite Gamespot (/s) has just posted the not-so-exclusive-now news that sci-fi MMO Dual Universe is expected to hit beta on...

Mortal Online 2 posts its roadmap for the next two months, plans to sell a $2500 package

If you're super invested in the kind of open world PvP game that Mortal Online 2 is building, then the devs at Star...

Choose My Adventure: EVE Online wasn’t really all that bad I guess

As I alluded to last week, I’ve been putting in a lot of thought into my time with EVE Online over the course...

Magic Legends’ business model: lockboxes, classes, and seasonal passes

Everyone knows that Cryptic's business models for its MMOs have been both loved and loathed by many, so we should expect that same community...

Battle royale survival shooter The Cycle is taking names for its third season public playtest

It's been some time since we had reason to focus down on The Cycle, the in-development survival sandbox/battle royale shooter that seeks...

World of Warcraft’s summer sale marks Battle for Azeroth down to $20

The sun is hot, the ice cream is melting all over the car seat, and Blizzard is looking to make a few bucks by...

Massively Overthinking: Does playing MMORPGs ever stress you out?

"Anyone ever feel stressed out about playing MMOs?" MOP's Carlo queried our team this week. "This new Black Desert season is stressing me...

Make My MMO: Illness stymied Project Gorgon’s genetics patch, Dawngate revival goes to Kickstarter

This week in MMO crowdfunding, we learned Project Gorgon's genetics system patch has been postponed very so slightly as a result of the...

The Daily Grind: What do you think is right to charge for in a free-to-play MMO?

We all understand that free-to-play games still basically want your money, yes? That's the whole point of the business model. But the question is...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Anarchy Online celebrates 19 years with a revamped raid zone and sub promos

Wanna feel super old? Anarchy Online is celebrating its 19th year online. If you were around back then, you remember AO holding the...

Perfect Ten: The most fun pre-launch MMO runs

You know what's really fun? The build-up to an MMO's release, especially when you're really invested in that particular game. Some of my fondest...

Make My MMO: Elite Dangerous’ Odyssey is a challenge to Star Citizen

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Elite Dangerous formally announced the Odyssey expansion coming in 2021, which will put players on the ground, literally,...
IN CARS~

Ubisoft claims its Trackmania reboot isn’t a sub game – you just pay for access

The community around Trackmania Nations is not terribly keen about the upcoming game's business model, since it appears to be set up that the...

Star Citizen fans debate monetization, journalism, and the state of the game

This past Sunday, I was invited to join the Sol Citizens community podcast to talk about what it's like to cover Star...

PlanetSide 2 player passes one million kills and becomes a ‘killionaire’

PlanetSide 2 recently welcomed its first "killionaire," as player Mentis2k6 reached one million kills on a single character. In honor of the...

Desert Oasis: Recapping Black Desert’s Heidel Ball, from backstage to balancing

One of the complications of playing playing Black Desert is that it operates on UTC. Since I live in California, aka the center...

LOTRO and DDO extend promo, give away zones, discount expansions, and sweeten subs

OK, everybody who has had a beef with how expensive the cumulative content is for Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons...

Pathfinder Online moves into open enrollment and makes several updates

Since it's been some time since we last took a peek at Pathfinder Online, we thought it would be a good idea...

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