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The Daily Grind: What should MMO subscriptions actually pay for?

When I first started playing MMORPGs, I didn't know what an expansion was because no MMORPG had ever had one. I paid my subscription...

MMO dev Richard Garriott’s Explorers Club joins search for missing submersible at the site of the Titanic

As part of our 2021 recap, we counted among our "weirdest stories" articles representing the weirdest things MMO developer Richard Garriott did that weren't,...
Darn it.

The Soapbox: Comparing the monetization of physical and digital card games

Earlier this week, we reported on the recent Blizzard survey about a possible Hearthstone sub. When I read the news, I almost choked on...

GDC’s State of the Games Industry survey once again demonstrates dev skepticism for metaverse and blockchain hokum

This year's State of the Game Industry from GDC - its 11th since beginning the project - delivers a range of insights from the...

Jagex announces plans to raise prices of subs and cash items for RuneScape and Old School Runescape on May 4

Take heed, potential new subscribers and cash shop customers of RuneScape and Old School RuneScape: On Wednesday, May 4th, your subscription rates are going...

Crowfall lowers its buy-to-play price and details its optional VIP sub

Ahead of Crowfall's launch this July, ArtCraft is announcing a reduction in its box price and reveals its full subscription plan. "Crowfall is unveiling...

Fallout 1st subscribers have formed a clan of aristocrats to perpetrate Fallout 76 class warfare

Whether the reports of Fallout 1st players being harassed in Fallout 76 are highly fabricated or not, a large cluster of Fallout 1st subscribers...
Hey, I duped that fair and square!

Fallout 1st is a new Fallout 76 sub that locks private world ownership behind a paywall

"Do you think all these developers got together and were like, 'October 2019. That's the month we are all going to collectively sh*t the...
Never mind, I'm not real!

MMO Business Roundup: Gaming inclusion, Peria Chronicles, Google, and PUBG’s Brendan Greene

Welcome to another fast roundup of MMO-related business news! Bookmark this research study so that if ever the loud angry gatekeeping trolls of gaming are...
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Will you be paying for Xbox All Access, Microsoft’s latest Xbox sub?

Would you - or do you already - pay a sub for a console? Microsoft is banking on it, doubling down on its existing...
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Elder Scrolls Online drops Murkmire, Wolfhunter trailers, buffs subscriber benefits

ZeniMax is dropping some good stuff at QuakeCon for players of The Elder Scrolls Online. If you're a dedicated subscriber, you're in for some...

The Daily Grind: Will you sub to EA’s new ‘Origin Access Premier’ service?

During EA Play this weekend, EA announced Origin Access Premier, its attempt at a subscription service on PC. For $100 a year, you'll basically...

Champions Online is discontinuing its subscription too

Back in May, PWE surprised Star Trek Online players by effectively discontinuing the game's optional monthly subscriptions, replacing them with a starter pack that...

SoulWorker Online begins selling subs, responds to outcry over energy system P2W

SoulWorker is technically in open beta on paper; it isn't supposed to truly launch until later this quarter. It hit Steam at the end...

Shroud of the Avatar plans launch celebration while Reddit community debate sub’s existence

A rather unique shindig is being planned for Shroud of the Avatar's launch this March. Portalarium announced that it will be holding a release...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the end of 2017?

We talk about money a lot here on Massively OP. Business models. Stupidly expensive things we've bought. Annoying cash shops. Even things we'd like...

The Daily Grind: What do you think of half-size MMO subs?

One of the things that's always intrigued me about games like Trove and RuneScapeĀ is their willingness to experiment with different kinds of sub models....

TERA sweetens its subscription package

Just because an MMORPG is free-to-play doesn't mean that the studio really wants you to, y'know, play for free. Over the past year or...

RIFT has a new reward system just for subscribers

If you haven't gotten the message lately, Trion Worlds is pushing very hard to encourage RIFT players to subscribe up with patron status. The...

Sub-based survival MMORPG The Skies hits Steam early access next week

Survival MMORPG The Skies is launching what developer Eforb is calling closed Steam early access next week on April 8th, with an open early...