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Report: Whales make up majority of mobile F2P sales

Whether or not developers like the term "whales," the truth is that big spenders are still very big business for free-to-play games.
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that let you turn real money into MMO money

Two days ago, World of Warcraft launched the WoW Token service, which will kill the game forever. It thus joins the list...
Something to (shadow) crow about.

WoW Token prices fall on the first day of operation

Have you been holding on to your hat during the first day of WoW Token sales? Did you think that 30,000 gold was a...
No more gates.

World of Warcraft tokens go on sale April 7th

Looking forward to paying for your World of Warcraft subscription with in-game gold? You don't have long to wait at all; the WoW...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: April 4, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we said goodbye (apparently) to Greed Monger. We also said hello to Pathfinder's early access head...
Step.

Here’s how Final Fantasy XI’s maintenance mode is going down

Players of Final Fantasy XI are unlikely to be happy about the fact that the game has moved into maintenance mode for the...

The Soapbox: The misguided quest for MMO stickiness

This guest Soapbox was originally commissioned in 2015 through Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign and is authored by Tyler F.M....
Uh, no.

Pathfinder Online launches head start access on April 1st

Early Enrollment players are now playing Pathfinder Online. Explorer Enrollment players, too. Starting on April 1st, Head Start players from the game's second...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: March 28, 2015

This week's crowdfunding news was all about Crowfall. Seriously, we must've written about Crowfall like 76 times or something. In the end, the most...

Massively Overthinking: The true value of free-to-play players

Today's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter backer and prolific commenter Omedon, who wrote us a really long question. It's long. But it's...

Chaos Theory: Quit whining and pay for your Secret World content

Those of you who know me know that ranting is not exactly my forte. Although I have dabbled in it a bit here and...

Skyforge ‘won’t tolerate the word P2W’ [Updated]

Skyforge apparently doesn't take too kindly to accusations of pay-to-win. In response to a North American Skyforge player's admittedly originally badly worded question about...
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
You can't really go back again.

World of Warcraft gears up for WoW Tokens and arena championships

Can you part with real money more easily than you can part with hours of time to farm up gold in World of...

Factions: Origins of Malu’s early access launch and interview

Origins of Malu has certainly had a long, bumpy road to launch. Showing up on our radar back in August 2011, this...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: March 21, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, SOE fans banded together and attempted to Kickstart this year's Fan Faire. You might recall that Columbus Nova...

Secret World offers cheap pre-Tokyo package for new players

Another day, another deal! If you've been eying The Secret World after hearing about the recently released Enhanced Player Experience but you're...

Lineage is opening its first subscription server in China

The name Lineage has gone hand-in-hand with free-to-play for a while now, but that might be changing. Chinese publisher Tencent Games is...

Das Tal is considering a buy-to-play model

After a careful consideration of the pros and cons of various business models, including those of Crowfall, Guild Wars 2 and
Can't imagine why.

EVE Online adds buddy invites to trial accounts

EVE Online, like many MMOs, is best enjoyed with a friend, if for no other reason than to have at least one other...

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