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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.

Ultima Online’s next update will feature an overhaul to its quest system

With Publish 108 out the door, it's time for Ultima Online to look forward to Publish 109, which will feature an overhaul...

EVE Online crowns its Champion of Lowsec, posts Pulse video and charity campaign

Last week, EVE Online challenged player alliances and corps to blow up the most stuff possible in the Champions of Lowsec event...

The Game Archaeologist: The history of Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

In the MMORPG genre, April Fools' Day is especially relished as a time in which developers and studios can get a bit wacky and...

WoW Classic promises ‘relief’ for overcrowded servers

While World of Warcraft Classic is not the absolute beast it was in the first month of its operation, the legacy MMORPG is...

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite memory from a shuttered MMORPG?

Free Realms. Warhammer Online. WildStar. Asheron's Call. We've lived through so these and so many other MMO shutdowns over the...
H-H-H-H-Holy shirt.

Final Fantasy XI introduces its April version update

This month's update for Final Fantasy XI is a bit lighter than usual, and in the video digest for the update it's...
No! My empire of faeces is collapsing!

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Battle for Azeroth

Oh no. I'd ask how this happened, but I know how it happened. It happened because I am a gigantic idiot. This expansion tour seemed...
This is how I win.

The World of Warcraft player who cleared all of the game’s achievements has done it again

Back in 2018, a World of Warcraft player by the (in-game) name of Xirev made a splash when his Blood Elf Mage managed...
Ah yes, teamwork.

Massively Overthinking: How are MMO players faring through the pandemic?

This week's Overthinking is going to be a bit different from normal. As we've been covering extensively for more than the past two...
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!

The Daily Grind: How do you deal with jealousy and FOMO in your MMORPGs?

Earlier this week, Polygon ran a piece on Animal Crossing: New Horizons players who were not happy. It's not because of the...
Well, that might not be a great sign.

Final Fantasy XIV wraps up its Shadowbringers creation documentary while preparing for patch 5.25

A big chunk of Final Fantasy XIV gameplay involves re-fighting familiar content. If you play the game, you know that. The final documentary...

COVID-19 roundup: Final Fantasy MMORPG disruptions, Xbox Series X release, and philanthropy from Sony and Albion Online

Yes, we're doing another roundup of stories from the novel coronavirus' impact on our slice of the gaming pie. This one, though, has some...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that were ahead of their time

Timing is, as they say, everything. A good idea presented at the wrong time (and perhaps in the wrong way) might fizzle hard when...

EVE Online players to face massive invasion in the Eclipse quadrant

The EVE Online universe faced a terrifying invasion in 2019 as the Triglavian Collective began sending vast fleets from their homes in...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s Loyalty to Lowsec update shakes up Faction Warfare

Between the relative safe haven of EVE Online's high-security star systems and the lawless depths of nullsec where alliances play ping-pong with titans,...

EVE Online details management of the sandbox ecosystem and explains the intention of resource distribution

The one constant in EVE Online is that things are always changing, but sometimes it's not always clear why things are changing.
Never seen a bluer sky.

Wisdom of Nym: Does Final Fantasy XIV need new jobs?

We're all still basically expecting an expansion announcement for Final Fantasy XIV in November. I'll talk about the weirdness of the world right...

Camelot Unchained details work on Devout classes, new crafted traps and barricades, and Soul Essence Shards

In spite of a work-from-home policy, the folks at Camelot Unchained have been spectacularly busy. In the end of the month update...

The Daily Grind: Are you on board for Burning Crusade Classic?

It seems all but one official announcement short of certainty that Blizzard is going to be rolling out a Burning Crusade Classic server...
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Global Chat: Is Animal Crossing New Horizons an MMO?

One trend that we have noticed over the past decade or so is the blurring of lines between "regular" video games and MMORPGs. It...

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