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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.

It's official, I can't tell the difference between this and TERA now.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 234: ArcheAge’s game changer

Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge Unchained, WoW Classic, No Man's Sky, DDO, Neverwinter, and Elder Scrolls Online, with mailbag topics on the future of MMOs and the silent majority MMO playerbase.
Arise.

The Rising returns to Final Fantasy XIV on August 26

Another year has passed, and that means it's time to celebrate the anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV once again with the annual...

WoW Classic has added still more servers a week out from launch

Remember Blizzard's last post warning WoW Classic players to stop trying to pile onto the poor Herod PvP server, to plan to play...

Camelot Unchained continues work to make NPCs behave properly and look good doing it

Last week, the folks at Camelot Unchained were focusing on making sure their NPCs were dolts when it comes to moving around...
Keen.

EVE Online wraps up Aether Wars 2, plans week of GM-led events

This past weekend, EVE Online's second round of the Aether Wars tech demo took place as CCP and Hadean put the improved...
Up.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s moving violations

Here's a bit of full disclosure: I still cannot reach the top of Kugane's tower to this day. It's the one jumping puzzle that...

WoW Classic warns against overpopulating servers

We're at T-minus one week until the launch of World of Warcraft Classic, and Blizzard is hoping that it can get its server...

The MOP Up: Nexon’s Project V4 aims to be the best-looking MMO in your pocket

Nexon gave a preview of Project V4 at a media preview event lately, and this fantasy MMO looks like one of the most...

One Shots: The hills are alive with the sound of growling

Just because you're a frighteningly large beast with a predator's slavering claws and fangs doesn't mean that you have to accept the stereotype that...
It's sort of like progress.

Global Chat: What would World of Warcraft 2 look like?

It's a pretty common exercise in our circles to speculate on what a sequel to World of Warcraft would look like. Oh,...
There are lots of different defintions of penalty.

Ultima Online’s Forsaken Foes update is now open for testing

As promised, Ultima Online is gearing up for its fall update, Forsaken Foes, part of which hit the test server this week. As...

The Game Archaeologist: Dungeons & Dragons

Part of the holy mission of the Game Archaeologist is to ferret out the roots of history that ultimately led to MMORPGs as...

EVE Online prepares for phase two of the Aether Wars tech demo and plans chaos for cyno fields

Things are getting more active in the world of EVE Online on a couple of different fronts. Specifically, the next phase of the...
It feels faintly telling, yes.

World of Warcraft dataminers find character boosts and recruitment rewards as Classic prepares for an AMA

The latest mining for data in World of Warcraft offers some fascinating hints about the future, largely because of what the presence of...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...

Massively Overthinking: The first 10 minutes of an MMO

So here's the thing about Elder Scrolls games: Most of them start out with the same hook. From Morrowind to Oblivion to Skyrim, you...
leave my dagron alone

Legends of Aria explains the new professions system it launched with Steam early access

Still fresh off its Steam early access launch last week, Legends of Aria has posted a new dev blog all about the...
Very mature.

WoW Classic’s PvP server community is already at war over streamers

Browsing the subreddit for World of Warcraft: Classic will pretty quickly reveal something about the community as it exists now. Specifically, a lot...
SELF-DESTRUCT

Vague Patch Notes: Lazy MMO developers don’t exist (at least not the way you’re thinking)

The other night, I was reading the Final Fantasy XIV subreddit and came across that gem of all gems for people who love...

WoW Classic opened a new PvP realm for name reservations

Didn't get that fluffy awesome name you wanted for WoW Classic? If you move quickly, you may have a second chance at success....

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