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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.

The MOP Up: Meet Starfall, a new indie Minecraft MMO

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So many amazing projects have been birthed from Minecraft over the past decade-plus, including fully formed games. One of the newer of these is...

One Shots: Five easy steps to dragon enslavement

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Step one: Find a dragon that's been shunned from the rest of its pack. Step two: Befriend the dragon with copious amounts of ripple-striped...

Global Chat: Is Dragonflight living up to expectations?

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While first impressions are all well and good, the mark of a solid MMO release is whether or not it can sustain interest and...

The Stream Team: House touring and roulette running in Final Fantasy XIV

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MOP's Chris has his own home in Final Fantasy XIV, and he's eager to show it off to you! Of course, a peek at...
But what awaits...

Vague Patch Notes: Floaty, samey, and janky – a treasury of MMO terms for bad combat

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Any time you bring up The Secret World or Secret World Legends's bland, floaty combat, at least one person is going to chime in...

Massively Overthinking: What will be your three most-played MMOs in 2023?

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Last week in Massively Overthinking, we discussed our three most-played MMOs of 2022 - and whether we'd guessed right at the top of that...
Game for sale!

World of Warcraft posts a hype trailer for the Trading Post opening on February 1st

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Are you sufficiently hype for getting new cosmetic rewards in World of Warcraft via the upcoming Trading Post? It might seem a little odd...
Darn it.

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

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Earlier this week, we reported on the recent Blizzard survey about a possible Hearthstone sub. When I read the news, I almost choked on...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: Brian Birmingham’s ousting and the ever-deepening rot at Blizzard

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Talking about this company is always so exhausting, but let's do a quick recap: Brian Birmingham was, up until recently, one of the top...

World of Warcraft 10.0.7 returns players to the Forbidden Reach, proliferates the Monk class to more races

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Yesterday, we speculated that with Activision-Blizzard's Q4 financials looming and bad news for Blizzard happening pretty much every day now, we'd likely start seeing...
All things go, all things go.

World of Warcraft Classic now lets Oceanic PvP players queue with the Americas

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There's nothing worse than sitting in a long queue for an activity, and Oceanic PvP players of World of Warcraft Classic have had to...
Love is in the something-or-other.

Final Fantasy XIV plans a new outfit for players on this year’s Valentione’s Day celebration

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With all the work that the Final Fantasy XIV developers have been putting into making outfits no longer be gender-locked, it's a bit odd...
Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: Tutorial topics every MMO really needs to cover

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Tutorials are important in MMOs. No MMO has a great one, unfortunately. I don't just mean in the cases where returning players could use...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 406: Ulduar and Umbar

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Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard vs. NetEase and the demise of WoW China, Wrath Classic, FFXIV 6.3, and LOTRO's 2023 roadmap, with adventures in LOTRO and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on the future of Blizzard.
Cool out.

World of Warcraft preps the Trading Post, begins the Storm’s Fury event, and tweaks classes in latest patch

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Today marks the day when World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is getting its first post-launch patching, and while it might not be teeming with top-flight...
Here we are, in the classic.

Final Fantasy XIV adds its newest Ultimate fight today with the Omega Protocol

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Now that we have a clearer picture about the cosmology and details of the struggles that Omega left in its wake, it's totally understandable...
Fine, whatever.

WoW Classic just lost its team lead Brian Birmingham over Blizzard’s toxic evaluation system

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Blizzard has apparently opted to pick yet another pointless fight that makes it look absolutely terrible, this time with well-liked World of Warcraft Classic...

Final Fantasy XIV begins a wholesome yet cheesy new ad campaign

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Final Fantasy XIV is apparently trying something a little different with its newest ad campaign: live action wholesomeness. The MMORPG's new series of campfire...

Ultima Online’s New Legacy should finally hit alpha by summer

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The delay of Ultima Online's New Legacy last fall was unfortunately not a huge surprise, though it was a disappointment as it didn't make...
Zeeeeero

Wisdom of Nym: Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV Gods Revel, Lands Tremble’s story beats

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Considering how I've had to spend my last week and change, I am really glad that this patch hit when it did. I wouldn't...

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