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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.

Massively Overthinking: How much should MMOs cost in 2020?

MOP reader Castagere recently wrote to us with a nod to the growing sentiment across the gaming industry that might indicate a shift in...
It just keeps happening.

WoW Factor: Dissecting the drips and drabs from the Shadowlands reveal stream

All right. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands kicks off its beta next week. I would kind of like to be involved in that!...

SuperData calls expansions the ‘lifeblood’ for World of Warcraft

I have a thing about graphs without labeled axes. Just yesterday, I was literally making fun of the time Nexon turned in this unitless graph in its investor report. Yay squiggly lines!
These guys.

Final Fantasy XI’s newest login campaign offers you a bed for moogles

Unfortunately for dedicated Final Fantasy XI players,the latest login campaign for FFXI does not give you a bed made of moogles. In fact,...
Tell me more, tell me more, but you don't have to brag.

Final Fantasy XIV’s next Live Letter is on July 22

Every fan of Final Fantasy XIV is eagerly awaiting more information about patch 5.3 along with the patch's actual release. Of course, the...
Just marking time after all.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands’ beta begins next week

Updates and pics are at the bottom of this post! Welcome back to Eliot liveblogging about Blizzard events. Like you, I thought we were done...

EVE Online’s CCP Games cancels EVE San Diego and all 2021 events over COVID

April's EVE Fanfest won't be the only EVE Online live event that will succumb to COVID-19, unfortunately: CCP Games announced today that...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list...
You look trustworthy, join our party!

World of Warcraft has its first trans character in the Shadowlands alpha and prepares the Darkmoon Faire on live

The first canonical trans character in World of Warcraft is here in Shadowlands: Pelagos, an aspirant among the Kyrians whose mortal form was...

Dual Universe is finally entering beta in August – with a subscription model

Long-running MMORPG fansite Gamespot (/s) has just posted the not-so-exclusive-now news that sci-fi MMO Dual Universe is expected to hit beta on...
SWG Legends Brad McQuaidmemorial, snapped by Bree

The Daily Grind: Have you ever visited a memorial in an MMO?

I was strolling around the PvP areas on Dathomir on SWG Legends the other day and a stumbled into a building that was...

Massively Uplifting: Speech therapy, a college class in WoW, and the Ian Holm tribute that crashed LOTRO

Inside or outside? Like a cat at the door, June had many of us unsure if we wanted to go out or stay in;...
Time for you to learn how to play your max-level characters yet again!

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands datamining reveals more alpha details, including more Soulbinds

The testing for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands continues, and with a new update that means new datamining of important details. The most recent...
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Wisdom of Nym: The two-month delay of Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

Well, it turns out this week did not bring much in the way of new information about Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.3. Or......

Everland was the MMO Reckful was building before he passed away.

Last week, we covered the tragic death of Byron Bernstein, the popular streamer and World of Warcraft player who took his own life...
Llook out, Llary! It's the llandlllord!

The Daily Grind: Do you have a favorite MMO PvP moment?

There was a fun thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit a while back that really made me miss solid MMORPG PvP. A...

Procedural-gen MMO ReWorld Online teases coming PvP testing

We haven't touched on MMORPG ReWorld since last year, but a note on Reddit from the dev about the MMO's testing plans...

Camelot Unchained addresses staffing changes and the latest state of the game

This week, we learned that Camelot Unchained studio City State Entertainment has seen a minor staffing shuffle, as four of the studio's engineers...

Ultima Online teases publish 109’s global events system, Dark Age of Camelot begins Midsummer war event

Publish 109 is just a week away from Ultima Online's test center, Broadsword's latest newsletter for the seminal MMORPG says. "Global, persistent events...
Shoulder touch.

World of Warcraft plans to connect multiple low-population realms to higher-population ones over the next few months

Friendships! They're probably spectacular. Would you like to have some in World of Warcraft? The designers would like for you to have them,...

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