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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.

So many swords.

Final Fantasy XIV’s final live letter before Endwalker will be on November 5

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The release date for Final Fantasy XIV's next expansion is approaching quickly, but producer and director Naoki Yoshida still has a little more information to...
Kershadow

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers (not) in review

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All right, prepare the fireworks and explosions; I'm going to dazzle you all with an astonishing hot take. Ready for it? Final Fantasy XIV's...
YAAAAAAGH

World of Warcraft previews the Legion Timewalking coming in patch 9.1.5 while promising to make old starter gear available again

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The big centerpiece of content coming to World of Warcraft with patch 9.1.5 on November 2nd is actually an event full of old content, because...
Scamp.

The Daily Grind: If you could remove one World of Warcraft expansion, which one would it be?

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It may seem like an odd memory at this point, but there was a time when the answer to "what's the worst World of Warcraft...

The MOP Up: Stardew Valley creator moves on to haunted chocolate

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Reader Jinarra shared with us the news that Stardew Valley creator ConcernedApe announced that he's finally moving on to a new project called Haunted...

The Daily Grind: How prone are you to being distracted in an MMO?

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When WildStar first came out, I remember reading (and even personally sharing) a whole lot of praise for how many things that the game's...
Technopathological.

Lawful Neutral: Managing toxicity in the MMO industry

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When I'm playing games, I make a lot of use of the reporting function. If I see a moonkin zerg farming a spot in...
All over again.

WoW Factor: Why World of Warcraft’s Torghast didn’t work

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Amidst all of the other things that are being changed in World of Warcraft's next patch that has a dearth of content but a lot...
Yes, this was a few years out.

The former lead designer of Ultima Online and Meridian 59 is braving a brutal brain tumor

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The universe has been hungry the past couple of years, and now it's threatening another member of the extended MMORPG developer community. This morning,...

The Daily Grind: Does New World need mounts?

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Earlier this week, we ran a Daily Grind on walking in MMOs, and I happened to mention New World as a game where walking...

Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs have endings – or at least end points?

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I suspect most MMO players are going to read that question and immediately balk at it. We think of MMOs as being defined in...
Oh, hey there.

World of Warcraft officially announces patch 9.1.5 release date of November 2

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Earlier today we noted that World of Warcraft's most recent build for patch 9.1.5 was marked as a release candidate, which in and of itself...
Scamp.

World of Warcraft updates patch 9.1.5 with a release candidate and delays the Sylvanas novel once again

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Oh, Sylvanas, everyone's favorite character in World of Warcraft (citation needed)! That lovable scamp (citation needed) has had a longstanding and consistent character arc (citation...
Sisters doing it for themselves.

Final Fantasy XIV updates its Endwalker site for more details on trials and raids

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If you were hoping that the Magus Sisters being bosses meant that you would be free of fighting them as a trial, the latest...

Massively Uplifting: Warframe fights cancer, Square Enix helps the Red Cross, and Extra Life 2021 looms

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Summer has ended, school has started, and now the leaves have begun to fall as the air turns cooler. It's a time of coziness...

Trove’s Shadow’s Eve Halloween event returns with new cosmetics, styles, and decorations

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The spooktastic season has arrived to the voxel world of Trove as the game's Shadow's Eve event has kicked off for 2021. Players can...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: A completely accurate 10-point summary of MMO history

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History! Let's be real here, it's pretty damn boring. No one cares about it, and it all happened beforehand, so why is any of...

WoW Classic’s latest Season of Mastery beta update puts an end to powerleveling and tweaks dungeon enemies

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It's called the Season of Mastery, not the Season of Taking an Easy Ride to High Levels in Short Order, which is probably why...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 343: Mysterious and spoopy

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Justin and Bree discuss Halloween MMOs, Path of Exile, Star Trek Online, Book of Travels' early access, DDO's freebies, LOTRO's latest patch, and the FFXIV Endwalker media tour, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, New World, and Book of Travels, plus a mailbag question on orbital video game enjoyment.
Sandwiches that I made for you!

World of Warcraft brings round the Hallow’s End event once more

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What's the true meaning of Halloween? In World of Warcraft, the true meaning is hats. Yes, hats. There's the hat you can get from the Horseman...

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