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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.

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WoW Factor: A history of itemization in World of Warcraft

Huh. You know, I really thought I'd written about the whole Corruption system in World of Warcraft's upcoming 8.3 before now in a format...

WoW’s alpaca adoption promo, Hearthstone’s Winter Veil, and Heroes of the Storm’s Deathwing update

Diablo IV isn't the only thing getting big news from Blizzard this week - the studio's busy in most of its other big...
Here we go.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...

EVE Online attempts a no-downtime experiment and announces structure gameplay changes

EVE Online has been doing things a bit differently this week, and while it's not "chaos," it certainly has made life in New...
Now we all feel appropriately flashy.

Final Fantasy XI introduces big shifts to Domain Invasions in December

Domain Invasions have been in Final Fantasy XI for a while, but the fact of the matter is that they just aren't as...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever play MMOs in synergistic pairs?

I've noticed a pattern in my MMO play the last year or so. Ever since jumping into Star Wars Galaxies Legends last year,...

EVE Online previews upcoming content updates due this winter, including the HyperNet Relay

The winter months in EVE Online are looking busy indeed if a preview video is any indication. Players can expect to see plenty...
{ Gather together. }

Rumor: An official Final Fantasy XI fan gathering is scheduled for February 27

If you're a fan of Final Fantasy XI, it's easy to feel at times like you're sort of the forgotten child. Sure, the...
Mobile spreadsheets.

EVE Echoes launches its open beta on mobile devices

It's time to keep a little piece of cutthroat space politics in your pocket wherever you go, as the open beta for EVE...
The most wonderful sound.

Wisdom of Nym: Blue Mage in Final Fantasy XIV and what the update needs to deliver

The funny thing about Blue Mage in Final Fantasy XIV right now is that the only people still really mad about it are......

The Daily Grind: What MMO without mounts could really use ’em?

A while back on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I got to talking about Dungeons and Dragons Online's then-newly-announced mounts and...

The MOP Up: Settlers of Catan goes alternate reality

If you are anything like my family and friends, then you probably have a copy or three of Settlers of Catan in play on...

Camelot Unchained’s knockback will send your heart (and torso) soaring

Just because Camelot Unchained is switching from a weekly to a monthly developer update doesn't mean that it is skimping on the news....
I want a milky way.

WoW Factor: A brief history of allied races (and when a grind is not a grind)

All right, calm down, this is not actually going to be done in the same format as a brief history of flight, if...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 MMO swag gift guide

The Black Friday is upon us! (Angels and ministers of grace defend us!) Outside there are winter storms, flu viruses, and holiday traffic. But...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the MMO genre

Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.
Full of sound and fury. Sadly.

Global Chat: Remembering the MMO fallen

A discussion chain has been rippling across the MMO blogosphere as of late, with writers reminiscing about online games that have lived and died...
Really, already?

Final Fantasy XIV’s next Letter from the Producer is set for December 13

If you're ready to start hearing about Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.2 already, mark your calendars for December 13th. That's when producer...

EVE Online’s new HyperNet Relay reintroduces gambling to New Eden

Remember way back in 2016, when CCP Games outlawed gambling in EVE Online's universe after turning a blind eye for over a...
DULL SURPRISE

The Soapbox: Cross-play, console exclusivity, and why companies won’t play nice

Let me tell you something: As the columnist who writes about Final Fantasy XIV I am so damn tired of hearing about crossplay. Seriously....

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