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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 OP Podcast Episode 373: Bots are bad, ‘mkay?

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Just and Bree discuss Lost Ark's bots, FFXIV's mods, Star Trek Online's Stormfall, Elder Scrolls Online's High Isle, and Wrath Classic beta, with adventures in LOTRO and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on Black Desert's perceived decline.

Choose My Adventure: Some classic mission running in the City of Heroes Rebirth rogue server

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So yes, it would appear that missions are indeed the most rewarding thing to do in City of Heroes: Rebirth. That would probably be the...
The Doom Brigade

PSA: World of Warcraft Classic prepares to discontinue the character clone service on July 26

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The character clone service in WoW Classic was an interesting approach to how the game handled The Burning Crusade Classic vs. the vanilla experience;...

Pearl Abyss Q1 2022: Black Desert revenues take a hit, EVE Online hangs in there

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If you were curious about how Pearl Abyss is performing since its Q4 announcement - during which we learned that both of its core...
Same old story, same old song and dance.

Diablo III dev shares behind-the-scenes stories for its 10th anniversary

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First of all, it's been 10 years since Diablo III launched on May 15th, 2012, and that makes us all so old. Second, it's...
We still care.

Final Fantasy XI welcomes its 20-year anniversary today

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As of today, it's been two decades since Final Fantasy XI first launched in Japan, which makes this a pretty notable anniversary for the...
In a world of human wreckage.

Final Fantasy XIV assures players that the deadline for claiming houses is still May 26

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Here's the good news: If you were one of the players affected by the Final Fantasy XIV bug bug that gave you a winning...
So... we cool, huh? We cool?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV and the grim specter of continuity lockout

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This particular column was inspired by a question by regular reader, commenter, and friend to man and beast alike Scott Leyes, who originally posed...

WoW Classic interview doubles down on Wrath Classic’s lack of a dungeon finder

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If fans hoping that community pressure might convince Blizzard to change its mind on the controversial decision to exclude a dungeon finder from the...

EVE Fanfest 2022: CCP delivered free food to EVE Online players waylaid by the Fanfest COVID outbreak

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It's been over a week since EVE Online players from around the world met up in Reyjkavik, Iceland, for EVE Fanfest 2022, the first...

One Shots: Ideal locales for tourist traps

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Sometimes I wonder if our adventurers in these virtual worlds stumble upon locales so pretty and arresting that they pause and go, "You know...
The doom that came to WoW

Storyboard: The fatal flaw of overreaching villain plans in MMOs plotlines

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So the other day, a friend and I were talking about villainous schemes in MMO storylines. Specifically, we were talking about why World of...
You want to make a what?

World of Warcraft is testing a ‘social contract’ for its players in 9.2.5

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"For the love of the Titans, please be a decent person to your fellow players." That is not what the new social contract in World...
Time for a few small repairs.

Final Fantasy XIV is finishing its housing bug corrections on May 16

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As promised, so it has come to pass; a new letter from Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that the...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

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Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...

Global Chat: How you can help your MMO’s community

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Are you a net positive or a negative for the MMORPGs you inhabit? If you'd like to be the former, MMO Folklorist has 10...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: Excitement and trepidation about World of Warcraft bringing back talent trees

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So you probably don't need me to tell you at this point that I'm looking forward to having talent trees back in World of...
Birb?

An untitled prequel novel for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight has surfaced on Amazon

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One of the things that was conspicuously missing from World of Warcraft: Dragonflight's initial announcement was the concurrent announcement of anything that might be...
Do you hear what I hear?

Final Fantasy XI releases its May version update and unveils a new event

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The new May update for Final Fantasy XI has arrived, and you have to go help out Maat. Sure, the guy had been a...
no mad lizert

Perfect Ten: The many-colored dragon rainbow of the MMO sphere

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Dragons are ubiquitous. When I wrote a Perfect Ten describing every single MMO bestiary, I noted that no matter what game you're playing, no...

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