subscription

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.

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The MOP Up: Who’s showing up to E3 this year?

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It remains to be seen how big or relevant E3 is going to be this year, but there certainly is interest in which studios...

Dark Age of Camelot preps another rapid leveling catch-up event

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It can be disheartening to face the prospect of going back to an MMO and being so far behind the bulk of the playerbase....

One Shots: Collect flowers 1/9000

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"I think there’s a storm brewing above the land of halflings," Lethia said. "I started playing an ungodly amount of Lord of the Rings...

The Game Archaeologist: Jumpgate and Jumpgate Evolution

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Historically, space-bound MMORPGs have not had as easy of a go as their fantasy counterparts. For one thing, there are proportionally fewer of them...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO’s art style is offputting to you?

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We all like to think that we're not shallow and that we do appreciate solid gameplay over looks but... yeah, it's about the looks,...
cat, i'm a kitty cat, and i dance dance dance and i dance dance dance

Final Fantasy XI launches a login campaign alongside a returner and discount campaign

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Attention, would-be adventurers: Final Fantasy XI wants you. It wants you to log in. It's even taking a multi-pronged approach to this desire, in fact....
It's wrecked.

Final Fantasy XIV previews its upcoming Moogle Treasure Festival for the digital Fan Festival

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When the digital fan festival kicks off for Final Fantasy XIV on May 14th, the digital events start too. Want to pick up some emotes?...

EVE Online is declared immortal, draws scientists to its Project Discovery system, reveals a space cult

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There's quite the cocktail of news pieces floating out there in relation to EVE Online as that headline would suggest, so we'll collect them...

First impressions of Elyon’s western closed beta: Day one and a dungeon run

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I can't believe I'm actually playing Elyon on local servers. People have been excited for this game since it was called Ascent: Infinite Realm, and just...

Here’s the breakdown of WoW Classic: Burning Crusade’s purchase options

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Ever since yesterday's big announcement that WoW Classic is going to release the pre-patch on May 18th and launch The Burning Crusade expansion on...
No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

Massively Overthinking: Is there an MMO you’d never be caught dead playing?

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So today's Massively Overthinking question is entirely the fault of fanny packs. I don't care how hard retailers and fashion gurus push fanny packs...
So tired of re-labeling these.

World of Warcraft: Classic launches The Burning Crusade on June 1

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So it was rumored and so it turned out to be; WoW Classic is going to Outland on June 1st. It's now been officially announced...
Walking.

Check out the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker trailer… by way of Moonbase Alpha

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If you don't remember Moonbase Alpha, you have sadly missed a cavalcade of memes based on the game's text-to-speech software. Not only were there memes,...

World of Warcraft forbids mirroring tools, but multiboxing is still OK

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While multiboxing is technically still allowed in World of Warcraft, it's going to be a lot more difficult to pull it off due to...

EVE Online’s Foundation Quadrant celebrates the game’s 18 years and four empires with challenges and gifts

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If you thought that a call for player footage for a video montage was all that EVE Online was planning to do for its...

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2021 financials: Blizzard has lost almost 29% of its overall active playerbase in three years

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Welcome back, my friends: It's time for another Activision-Blizzard investor report, and we're expecting this one to be a ride. Readers will recall that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 320: Guild Wars 2 shakes and stirs

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, EG7 and Daybreak, Soulworker's sunset, and the patch parade of PlanetSide 2, Wizard101, Fallout 76, SWTOR, and Dungeons and Dragons Online, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on perpetual content in MMOs and toxic positivity in the genre.
We should really have prepared.

World of Warcraft: Classic details major arena rating changes for The Burning Crusade

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At this year's online BlizzCon offering, the WoW Classic developers joked that they were moving on from hashtag-no-changes to hashtag-some-changes. It now appears that perhaps...

Rumor: WoW Classic’s Burning Crusade is coming on June 1

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Could World of Warcraft Classic's first expansion release be coming a whole lot sooner than expected? It could be! According to a brief Blizzard...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming charity endeavors support vets, autism, and AbleGamers

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While still sneaking some spring snow in (bad weather!), April also showered us with some uplifting moments and goodness. Warm fuzzies are far better...

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