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WoW Token prices fall on the first day of operation

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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

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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 Token...
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Make My MMO: April 4, 2015

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

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

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

The Soapbox: The misguided quest for MMO stickiness

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This guest Soapbox was originally commissioned in 2015 through Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign and is authored by Tyler F.M. Edwards, who blogs at www.superior-realities.com....
Uh, no.

Pathfinder Online launches head start access on April 1st

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Early Enrollment players are now playing Pathfinder Online. Explorer Enrollment players, too. Starting on April 1st, Head Start players from the game's second Kickstarter...
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Make My MMO: March 28, 2015

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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 relevant...

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

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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 a...

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

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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]

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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 the differences...
He-Man has the power

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

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I don't have a lot of experience with MMO cash shops. I've used a couple of them to spend Turbine points or Funcom funny...
You can't really go back again.

World of Warcraft gears up for WoW Tokens and arena championships

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

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

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Origins of Malu has certainly had a long, bumpy road to launch. Showing up on our radar back in August 2011, this title has...
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Make My MMO: March 21, 2015

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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

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

Lineage is opening its first subscription server in China

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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 experimenting with...

Das Tal is considering a buy-to-play model

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

EVE Online adds buddy invites to trial accounts

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

Origins of Malu begins early access on March 20th with PvP only

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Origins of Malu will be launching its early access program this Friday, March 20th, with a buy-to-play hybrid model. The indie sandbox will initially...

FFXIV and ESO players complain about unfair international pricing

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It might not be the most shocking fact you'll read today, but not all box prices and subscription rates are created equal depending on...

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