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.

EVE Online details Equinox’s updates to corporation features and project management

EVE Online players who either run or belong to a corporation have some things to look forward to when the Equinox update arrives to...

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of MMO guides you find in the wild

Look, folks. I'm a simple man, but I figure out how to handle my own things. I put my pants on one leg at...
Golden locks.

Final Fantasy XIV will charge sales tax on subscriptions and purchases starting June 25

If you have some purchases in the Final Fantasy XIV store you really want to make soon, we suggest you do so now, as...

The Daily Grind: Do you bring any habits from one MMO to the next?

So a few weekends ago, I was doing overworld questing on my Hobbit Hunter in Lord of the Rings Online when I caught myself...
Michael Bay palette.

Wisdom of Nym: What other character jobs could Final Fantasy XIV pilfer in the future?

If there is only one game I know in theĀ Final Fantasy franchise other than Final Fantasy XIV, it is Final Fantasy VI. This is...

Blizzard says adding raid finder to WoW Cataclysm Classic is a matter of player feedback

LFR. Three little letters that can apparently spell intense psychic damage to a certain class of player in World of Warcraft Classic. With the...

The Stream Team: Relaxed adventuring in Final Fantasy XIV

The time between expansion releases can certainly be one of idle anticipation, and that's just what MOP's Chris is feeling in Final Fantasy XIV....

Global Chat: V Rising isn’t the Diablo clone you might expect

In An Age tucked into the bloody meal that is V Rising following the vampiric survival game's launch and found it a mixed bag...

WoW Classic’s Taiwan team stages a fake Cataclysm festival with a doofy dragon

World of Warcraft's Cataclysm Classic expansion went live this past week, and Blizzard is doing some really odd things to keep this decade-old expansion...

The Game Archaeologist: Runes of Magic, an MMO that made millions disappear

In more ways than one, the year 2004 was a pivotal one for the MMORPG community. Even as games like City of Heroes, EverQuest...

Final Fantasy XI plans to allow race changes in the future as the second Vana’bout continues successfully

The target for all players to hit with the second incarnation of the Vana'bout event in Final Fantasy XI was 4 million plaudits. As...
All over again.

WoW Factor: Story Difficulty is a bad idea and a good idea all rolled into one

Back during Wrath of the Lich King, I remember people asking for a story difficulty for raids in World of Warcraft because if the...

Perfect Ten: My top 10 favorite MMOs across two decades

Normally in these Perfect Ten lists, I'm very outward-facing. I like to create lists that are as helpful or amusing as possible for others...

Vague Patch Notes: Why I am no longer anticipating Blue Protocol

Last year, I was pretty jazzed about Blue Protocol. I've actually been pretty jazzed about it for a while, but last year it looked...

World of Warcraft will finally implement story mode raids starting with The War Within

It's taken a mighty long time to get here and years upon years of players begging for it, but come this fall, World of...
Grats, I guess.

The Daily Grind: Is there a popular MMORPG you’ve still never played?

I've been playing MMORPGs so long that it's a rare title that I've never tried at all. There are tons of MMOs I've at...

Overwatch 2 is once again crowdfunding its OWCS esports prize pool with a skin bundle

Blizzard appears to be making another attempt at crowdfunding an esports competition as it's selling a skin bundle to Overwatch 2 players in order...

EVE Online highlights Equinox’s expansion to custom ship skin tools

"Vestis virum facit" might be a useful adage when it comes to normal MMORPGs in terms of customizing an outfit, but what if your...

Second Wind: The problem with World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight’s class design

It's time for part two of this four part Second Wind series on revisiting World of Warcraft after many years away. In the first...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 470: Pandaria re-re-remix!

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Pandaria Remix, Diablo IV Loot Reborn, Wayfinder Echoes, Nightingale, Wagadu Chronicles' sunset, and MMO studio Q1 financials from around the industry, with adventures in LOTRO, SWTOR, and Farm Together 2, plus a mailbag topic on MMO intro music.