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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.

I'm not back on any BS, I never left it.

Perfect Ten: Things do prepare for ahead of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Let's be real, folks, Final Fantasy XIV's third expansion is not right around the corner. You have two months until that thing is even in early...
Going under.

World of Warcraft gets a new update on the patch 8.2 test server

Sure, World of Warcraft fans don't yet know when the next major patch will be going live, but there's been another update to the...
But seriously, what's Damien's deal this week?

SuperData March 2019: The Division 2’s strong entry and the dominance of battle royale

Were you worried about the success of The Division 2? Maybe don't be. Ubisoft's big multiplayer sequel entered Superdata's global gaming revenue...

Heroes of the Storm is picking up another famous WoW character: Anduin Wrynn

The rumors were true: Anduin Wrynn is on his way to Heroes of the Storm, yet another Warcraft icon to make that...
Throw wide the gates.

Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.57 brings the world visit to the data centers

As players are visiting another shard in the next Final Fantasy XIV, it seems only fitting that players can now visit other servers with...
This is neither fine nor not fine.

MMO Business Roundup: Apex Legends’ Twitch decline, PUBG’s funding, and crappy gaming myths

Welcome back to another roundup of smaller business stories affecting the MMO industry and orbiting genres. It's not just your imagination: Apex Legends...
Well, we got something right!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – side stories, part one

Those of you who don't remember the last time I did this particular column series (which is understandable, it was two years ago) should...

CCP’s Hilmar Petursson says EVE Online isn’t in ‘stagnation’ – it has an active playerbase of 300K

GIbiz got a monstrously huge interview with CCP Games' Hilmar Petursson thanks to the EVE Online company's presence at Reboot Develop this...

Fight or Kite: First impressions of newly free-to-play Albion Online

As soon as I heard that Albion Online was going free-to-play, I knew where I was going to spend the majority of my...
SELF-DESTRUCT

Final Fantasy XIV invites you to test out the World Visit system by fighting a unicorn

When players log back in to Final Fantasy XIV tomorrow, it'll be after all of the data center expansions have occurred, but it'll also...

Camelot Unchained was worried the ‘Siege of Cherry Keep’ stress test would melt your computer

Camelot Unchained backers over the weekend had the opportunity to kick the crap out of the servers for a planned stress test,...
Bingpot.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO in 2019 offers the best content for healers?

A few weeks ago, there was a neat post on the MMORPG subreddit about healing. Author Rapthorne Lightweaver points out that "the industry...

Ultima Online’s upcoming Forgotten Treasures is a dramatic treasure hunting overhaul

Broadsword's been on a tear in 2019 with Ultima Online updates. Back in January, it announced that it'd be rolling out high...

The MOP Up: Population Zero throws a fashion show

You know how people advise you to "dress in layers" during inclement weather? And you think, "If I'm wearing pants, I'm doing well here,...

Global Chat: Can you play WoW Classic casually?

Over at Priest with a Cause, MMO blogger Shintar came up with a great question for those looking to play World of Warcraft's...

One Shots: Officially Sanctioned Sunday Afternoon Nap Hour

Shh. Shhhhhhhh. Do not, under any circumstances, make a sound during Officially Sanctioned Sunday Afternoon Nap Hour. Some of us take it very, very seriously and...

Lawful Neutral: Is it safe to play on City of Heroes’ inevitable rogue servers?

You CAN play on the City of Heroes rogue servers you're about to see springing up. But should you? Our law columnist looks into the legalities of the City of Heroes emulation situation.

Plan trade routes and share ship fittings with the EVE Online Workbench

Whether you're a space truckin' sort, a player that likes to hop in to Abyssal Deadspace, or one of those Capsuleers looking to start...

Perfect Ten: MMOs for puzzle lovers

Ever find yourself complaining that all of the PvE content in your MMO is nothing but shooting something in the face or chopping down...
EVE Online

EVE Online’s CCP Games suggests the real-life politician it banned for insider trading might not be guilty after all

Earlier this month, we covered an emerging scandal in EVE Online: CCP Games had announced that it had removed a member of the...

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