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‘Free-to-play’ is a term that refers to games that do not have box or download fees associated with them and do not incur a mandatory subscription. Some have optional subscriptions and are more properly referred to as hybrid F2P. Most have cash shops and microtransactions.

Four Winds: Remembering TERA’s wild start and in-game politics

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Well, the TERA sunset thing caught me off guard. I don't play TERA, but I was always under the impression that the game was...

EverQuest II opens its new Varsoon progression server

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If the slate of advertisements on this very site wasn't a clue already, know that a new progression server for EverQuest II known as...
Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: 10 great ways to lose new players from your MMO

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MMOs require new blood. Not exclusively or anything; you can keep an MMO going for quite some time on existing happy players. But existing...

Lord of the Rings Online finally retires legendary warsteed bridles

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When the Riders of Rohan expansion came to Lord of the Rings Online in 2012, its new mounted combat system attempted to shake up...

EG7 Q1 2022 financials: EG7 has canceled Daybreak’s Marvel MMORPG

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Remember earlier this month when NetEase announced that Jack Emmert was heading up a new NetEase studio called Jackalope Games, meaning that he was...

The Daily Grind: How cluttered or clean is your MMO user interface?

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Growing up with MMORPGs, it's only natural to get used to the often cluttered interfaces. The other night I was playing LOTRO and forced...

Lineage II Aden introduces Giran Seals and special crafting features tomorrow

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Lineage II Aden - aka the version of the MMOARPG that has streamlined leveling and specific features and classes, just to help keep all...

RuneScape introduces new loyalty crowns for long-time subscribers as double XP rolls on

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Long-term subscribers of RuneScape are once again being recognized for their loyalty to the MMORPG this week as Jagex is adding new crowns of...
fight me specifically

Star Wars fan strives to create the definitive SWTOR documentary

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After 15 years of development and a decade of live operation, Star Wars: The Old Republic has quite the storied history under its belt....

EverQuest II’s first annual Summer Jubilee merges three summertime events into one seasonal soiree

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If you enjoy EverQuest II's summer events, then you'll probably be a fan of the game's new annual Summer Jubilee, which will combine Tinkerfest,...

The Game Archaeologist: The ’90s BioWare MMORPG that almost was

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These days, if you mention "BioWare" and "MMORPG" in the same sentence, it's most certainly going to be about Star Wars: The Old Republic....

League of Legends introduces the void champion Bel’Veth while Valorant answers community queries

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The lavender terror that is League of Legends' latest void champion is about to touch down in the MOBA. Riot Games introduced the Empress...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best format for an MMO headstart?

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In his retrospective on Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary, MOP's Justin penned a paragraph about a part of the launch of the...
Rawr.

Neverwinter makes lockboxes ‘transparent’ starting with June’s Dragon Cult box

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By this point, players of what are now Gearbox's MMOs are well aware that they're loaded with lockboxes, a state implemented by Perfect World...

The Stream Team: Multiversing in AdventureQuest 3D

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The latest Friday the 13th event in AQ3D involves traveling to a dark alternate dimension contained within a large purple crystal in the House...

World of Warships adds French cruisers and anime girl paint jobs, maps out summer and fall updates

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You know someone takes their World of Warships game seriously when they wrap their Tier VIII ship in a paint job inspired by battleships...

MechWarrior Online delays map updates to June, outlines feature updates set for May

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Are you hungry for some new maps to take your ambulatory nuclear tank robot for walkies in MechWarrior Online? Regrettably, the devs have to...

Age of Conan turns 14 as celebrations quietly begin today

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Blink and you'll have missed it: Funcom's Age of Conan is celebrating its 14th birthday. In fact, it seems as if Funcom itself almost...
Tinkering.

EverQuest II invites players to test the newest incarnation of Tinkerfest

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How do you feel about tinkering? If your answer is "ambivalent to negative," you may want to just move on; EverQuest II is trying...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring the bounds of Yondershire

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As I write this, I'm coming down off of the buzz that was Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary. All in all, I...

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