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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...

Tamriel Infinium: Five reasons to return to Elder Scrolls Online

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Gamers rarely give an MMO a second chance. Far too often, a game bears forever the impression it earned the first time we played it. When...
That's not a doll, guy.

Final Fantasy XI will hold a press conference on the future, but what will it say?

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Final Fantasy XI feels a bit neglected with all of the hype surrounding Final Fantasy XIV's expansion, doesn't it? That's probably part of the...

Elder Scrolls Online patches in the cash shop

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The Elder Scrolls Online's buy-to-play transition is finally here -- and in fact started up a day earlier than expected. Along with the business...
Here is the finest guild in the history of MMORPGs

Elder Scrolls Online’s B2P relaunch trailer is here

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Want a concise look at what's changed in Elder Scrolls Online since launch? Look no further than this trailer for the game's business model...
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Make My MMO: March 14, 2015

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we learned about the Kickstarter for a "MOBA type of combat game" called Descent: Underground. Yes, it's that...

NCsoft’s games are going free-to-play in Japan

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NCsoft games are shedding their subscription requirements -- at least in Japan. MMO Culture is reporting that between March and April, NCsoft will be...

RuneScape explains survey polling on buyable skill levels

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When one eagle-eyed RuneScape player saw that the studio was polling players about potentially purchasing skill levels in a recent survey, it set off...

Global Chat: Business model first, game construction second

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Welcome back to Global Chat, the column where we reach out and give props to interesting and well-written articles from the MMO blogosphere. Today...

Marvel Heroes to start selling limited edition costumes

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One of Marvel Heroes' big money makers is the game's sale of iconic costumes for player heroes. In addition to creating and selling normal...

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