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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.

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...
Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

World of Warcraft shows off customization changes coming with the Shadowlands pre-patch

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Every World of Warcraft fan knows that the Shadowlands pre-patch remains locked in a future of indeterminate date, forever happening "soon" without an...

Broadsword just announced Ultima Online: New Legacy on its 23rd birthday

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We're updating this post with the big news down at the bottom! All year, Broadsword's been teasing something big for Ultima Online, which we've...

SuperData August 2020: Fall Guys dethroned League of Legends, pushed WoW to its lowest rank in over a year

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SuperData's August global revenue report for the games industry has more than a few eyebrow-raisers this week. On the PC side of things,...
Attached.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands adds a new Rogue Covenant ability as the beta sees another round of tuning

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The next World of Warcraft expansion is slated to go live on October 26th, but there's still tuning and even some significant changes happening...

Yikes… WoW’s Khadgar server accidentally sent characters back to Mists of Pandaria levels

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Time travel isn't unknown in World of Warcraft, but usually when players experience it there, it's a thrilling adventure to other eras. However,...
Into the unknown.

Perfect Ten: Why do players keep playing MMOs they hate?

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Hating your recreation is an oddly common hobby for a lot of people. It's not universal, of course, but after any given new game...
Want to dig the depth.

World of Warcraft developers discuss endgame loot tables, Chris Metzen acknowledges Warcraft movie sequel rumor

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The endgame mechanics for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands are still under a degree of scrutiny by players, to the point that the developers have...
We should really go somewhere specific.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 289: Microsoft and Bethesda sitting in a tree

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Justin and Bree discuss Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethsoft, Fallout 76, Conan Exiles, Elder Scrolls Online, Echo of Soul, Phantasy Star Online 2, Final Fantasy XVI, and Crowfall, with adventures in WoW and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on FOMO marketing tactics in MMOs.

EVE Online players submitted over 41M classifications to fight COVID for CCP’s latest Project Discovery initiative

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What's better than a science MMO story or a feel-good MMO story? One that's both. And this one is both, as EVE Online...
One brings the light.

Interview: Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida on home development, future villains, and the big changes in patch 5.3

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The story of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers got a pretty explosive sendoff in patch 5.3, which brought several major plotlines to their conclusion...
Different kitty.

World of Warcraft’s void cat Jenafur is found at long last, as is the currency option from the Great Vault in Shadowlands

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Players in World of Warcraft sure do love their kitty cats, even the ones that periodically sprout void tendrils. That's what Jenafur does,...

EVE Online’s Rolling Thunder update arrives today

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There's nothing worse than spending all sorts of time and resources to acquire something you think will be cool... but turns out to be...
Zeno's prepatch.

Blizzard outlines World of Warcraft Shadowlands prepatch changes, announces BlizzConline for February 2021

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The one thing that basically everyone playing World of Warcraft wants to know right now is when the prepatch for Shadowlands will arrive. Thus, it makes...
A proud, shamanistic tradition.

World of Warcraft raises a mug to Brewfest 2020

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October, as we all well know, is home to one of the greatest MMO holidays of all time. No, not that silly one with...
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Wisdom of Nym: So… what if our last expansion is Final Fantasy XIV: Nextpack?

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Oh, yes, that's confirmed. The next Final Fantasy XIV expansion is entitled Nextpack, leading players to adventures in Land Mass, encountering the beast tribes First...

The MOP Up: Razer accidentally exposes 100,000 consumer accounts

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Razer, a popular provider of gaming hardware, joined the notorious list of companies that accidentally exposed their consumer's personal information to the world. While...

One Shots: Unholy abominations

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We may view them as horrible monsters who are standing between us and our precious loot, but have you ever considered life -- such...

Battle Bards Episode 177: Gone with the wind

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As the weather howls and gusts around us, the Battle Bards stand in the middle of it all with their heads lifted up, listening...
Eightfold path up ins.

WoW Factor: No, Shadowlands is probably not going to be terrible

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I've noted many times at this point that World of Warcraft does not seem to have done a great job with Shadowlands, at least from what...

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