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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.

Fallout 76 may be flipping on its no-lockboxes vow

With only days to go until New Year's Eve, Bethesda has to redouble its efforts to run Fallout 76 right into the ground....

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2018?

I have a feeling I know what the answer to this question is going to be for a lot of folks - WildStar...

Camelot Unchained races to clear out its quest log before 2018 ends

With the winter holiday break coming up for the Camelot Unchained team, its members are working feverishly to get as much done...

The Stream Team: The Starlight season of Final Fantasy XIV

MassivelyOP's Chris absolutely adores the holiday season in MMOs, but one of his top in-game events is Final Fantasy XIV's Starlight Celebration, which has...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: No, Final Fantasy XIV reliability isn’t a bad thing

There's a common criticism of Final Fantasy XIV that I frequently see and agree with. The argument goes that basically, five years out from...
Where do we go now

World of Warcraft is shifting the unlocks of artifact power and adding cross-faction elixirs

Remember when World of Warcraft launched and the developers specifically ensured that Forsaken and Human players couldn't speak with one another to keep a...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster says Fortnite is more like an MMO than we might think

It's like people are discovering MMOs all over again. Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies creator Raph Koster recently expressed amusement at the...
How do I start to say goodbye.

Global Chat: A WildStar goodbye

How do you say farewell to an MMO that meant a lot to you? With tears, sorrow, screenshots, and words. Lots and lots of...

The MOP Up: Echo of Soul returns

Korean MMO Echo of Soul is now back on Steam early access after the title was shut down back around 2015 and...
Density.

Final Fantasy XIV’s second Encyclopedia Eorzea is even better than the first

The second volume of Final Fantasy XIV's Encyclopedia Eorzea was the only item I wanted to get on the floor of the fan festival...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...
It's a new time.

EVE Online updates players on its efforts in fighting against bots

Even in the cutthroat world of EVE Online, there are things you can't get away with, and one of those things is botting.

Final Fantasy XIV unveils its site for patch 4.5

The only way to the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion is through the last patch of this expansion, just like the only way...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

The Daily Grind: When’s the last time you got out of your comfort zone in MMOs?

For the longest time I had difficulty taking FFXIV's Lalafel as anything but a bizarre joke. I mean, I love short races, but...

EVE Online’s December patch brings in wardec changes and continual login rewards

It's time for the last big update of the year for EVE Online, but it's a big one. The previously discussed changes...

World of Warcraft’s Tide of Vengeance update goes live today

Facing down an impatient and unsatisfied World of Warcraft community, Blizzard is firing off the biggest bullet it can this holiday season with...
wuck the fhat

Ever wonder what a World of Warcraft TV series might look like?

Steaming TV services are making every fantasy franchise under the sun these days, from Lord of the Rings to Wheel of Time. So how...
gonna dress me up

Final Fantasy XIV’s Starlight Celebration kicks off on December 17

Most Final Fantasy XIV holidays have certain unifying characteristics. Not just the fact that the holiday events are always new stories and minigames...

Camelot Unchained teases ‘epic siege battles’ as beta development continues

Hey, old school Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer fans, you might want to take a peek at the latest Camelot Unchained studio...

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