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Subscription MMOs are generally those that restrict play to gamers who pay an ongoing fee, usually monthly, though shorter and longer subscriptions, as well as lifetime subs, do exist. Some free-to-play and buy-to-play games also include optional subscriptions.

Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: WoW Classic is doing everything right in the wake of BlizzCon

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In the wake of BlizzConline 2021, I have some criticisms about the WoW Classic presentation. Specifically, the first part of the panel about The...

MMO Business Roundup: Apple’s Steam subpoena, CCP on the cheap, and Valheim’s 4M

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Welcome back to yet another MMO and MMO-adjacent business news roundup - it's the season for these shenanigans, you know. Valve and Apple: Remember earlier...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO chat bubbles the best thing ever or an interface eyesore?

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One of the more unassuming threads to blow up on the MMORPG subreddit lately was one that asked about - wait for it -...

Camelot Unchained is working on RvR3, alchemy, and the Verdant Forest in its next 90-day plan

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Just over a year ago, Camelot Unchained studio City State Entertainment raised eyebrows with the reveal that it had taken on additional outside...

Pathfinder Online puts up 10 new land plots for auction

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Owning a chunk of land in Pathfinder Online is a big deal, considering how much weight that territory control has in the online...
Paladinhood.

Catch up on what’s really changing in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic

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It's been a little while since World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade was the new and current expansion, which is why the game's first...

Why I Play: Finally completing Final Fantasy XIV’s relic grind

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When I started my relic grind in Final Fantasy XIV, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. But after finishing the...
Big ego.

EVE Online’s new ‘expert systems’ are, uh, not winning over the community

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EVE Online has some... interesting news updates to share this week, starting off with Tuesday's release of the Bastions of War update,...

SuperData says WoW’s player count is already ‘back to normal levels’ post-Shadowlands

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How fast did the gaming world get over Cyberpunk 2077? One month, according to SuperData's latest revenue rankings. While CDPR's sprawling RPG...
A journey into complexity.

Perfect Ten: MMOs of the ‘internet spaceships’ genre

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It's at once the most important and most underserved genre in MMOs, aside from gigantic robots - it's the valuable genre of internet spaceships. They're...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 310: The BlizzConline afterparty

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Justin and Bree discuss BlizzConline 2021, World of Warcraft Chains of Domination, WoW Classic Burning Crusade, Diablo 4, Diablo Immortal, Diablo 2 Resurrected, Hearthstone, Overwatch 2, New World, ArcheAge, and LOTRO, with a mailbag topic on WoW's current newbie experience.

The Daily Grind: Did you jump back into WoW Classic after the Burning Crusade announcement?

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I had a strong suspicion that the long-awaited announcement that, yes, Blizzard was going to be rolling out Burning Crusade Classic would be...

Pearl Abyss Q4 2020: An overall drop in profits and revenue but a revenue rise on PC

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The quarterly earnings report from Pearl Abyss is now available to peruse for armchair fiscal analysis types to chew over, and in the...
Never seen a bluer sky.

Wisdom of Nym: The shirt-based speculation around Final Fantasy XIV’s next melee job

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Bad news, folks: We're going to be waiting a while longer to find out the new melee job for Final Fantasy XIV, and...

BlizzConline 2021: Why WoW Burning Crusade Classic won’t have the dungeon-finder

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While not a surprise, confirmation that Burning Crusade Classic is coming this year has lit a fire underneath the classic community. Blizzard...

The Daily Grind: How do you think BlizzConline went?

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Reactions around the MOP offices on Blizzard's BlizzConline effort this past weekend were, I think it's fair to say, mixed at best. Some...

The MOP Up: World of Warships comes to the Epic Games Store

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Big boats need a big harbor, and Epic Games Store certainly can provide that. Wargaming announced this past week that World of Warships

One Shots: Even adventurers like to be tucked in to sleep

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Slaying a bajillion creatures, hauling around blood-splattered loot, and going through a repeated death-resurrection cycle sure does take it out on the intrepid adventurer....

Battle Bards Episode 187: Sewers and swamps

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Oh yeah, this is destined to be our most-downloaded show ever, because the Battle Bards are bringing the THRILLS of sewer systems and the...
Not riding a dinosaur.

BlizzConline 2021: Everything we learned at the World of Warcraft Q&A

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Well, there's one way today's World of Warcraft's Q&A session is going to be different at BlizzConline 2021: There is absolutely zero...

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