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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 Overthinking: Overcoming barriers-to-exit in MMOs

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About a thousand years ago, I wrote an article on Old Massively called "but I already have that game" about barriers-to-exit: the difficulty of...
I'm not exaggerating when I say that I had Highmountain unlocked without any intent of ever using it.

New customization for Highmountain Tauren datamined in World of Warcraft’s patch 9.1.5 files

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When World of Warcraft's developers first announced that Nightborne and Lightforged Draenei were getting more customization options, it was with a statement that Highmountain Tauren...

Global Chat: World of Warcraft’s kick in the pants, Guild Wars 2’s choice paralysis

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What happens when an MMORPG gets a big kick in the pants from both critical lashings and a company-wide scandal? It may actually get...
HOW DO WE GET YOUR LOVE BACK

World of Warcraft renames achievements in patch 9.1.5 and hotfixes faster Conduit Energy refills

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If the theme of patch 9.1.5 for World of Warcraft is "please love us again," the subtheme is "we're removing the stuff that really shouldn't...

EVE Online is running another ‘no-downtime’ experiment this week

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Shall we play a game? EVE Online's Senior Live Director Erlendur S. Þorsteinsson aka CCP Explorer would like you to play forever. OK, maybe...
Ominous!

World of Warcraft patch 9.1.5 allows you to unlock flight again by dying

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People are dying to fly in World of Warcraft's upcoming next patch. You might be about to argue that flight isn't keeping with the...
Get in, losers.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back the Final Fantasy XV collaboration event on September 13

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If you missed out on getting a suit of attire, Orchestrion rolls, or the flying four-seat car mount in Final Fantasy XIV the last...
Bricks.

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs begin as they mean to go on?

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In Eliot's open letter to new players and vets of Final Fantasy XIV last month, he noted that Final Fantasy XIV's endgame is not...
Know your role.

Wisdom of Nym: A look at Trusts in Final Fantasy XIV before Endwalker

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Trusts are simultaneously one of the most important and most invisible features of Shadowbringers on a whole. A whole lot of work goes into...
Tiptoe through the something-or-other.

Crowfall studio ArtCraft has apparently suffered a round of layoffs

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We've got some bad news for fans of Crowfall: It appears that the team behind the game, ArtCraft, is going through some layoffs. The news...
La la la.

Battle Bards Episode 200: Battle Bards Bicentennial!

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Can you believe it? The Battle Bards have hit 200 amazing episodes! Join Steff, Syl, and Syp as they take a victory lap around...
Eye see.

Final Fantasy XI announces its September update and continues its anniversary interviews

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It's the start of September, and that means Final Fantasy XI fans know it's just about time for the game's next version update to arrive...
Walking.

Final Fantasy XIV posts another anniversary story while scheduling its next live letter

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The celebration of Final Fantasy XIV's eighth anniversary in fiction continues to roll on with a new side story for players to enjoy. This...

Global Chat: Returning to Guild Wars 2

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Guild Wars 2's new (old) leadership, uptick in communication, and upcoming expansion have a lot of MMO players returning to the game lately --...
Get back.

WoW Factor: What’s behind the turning of the tide in World of Warcraft’s patch 9.1.5?

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There's some interesting stuff going on right now when it comes to World of Warcraft's next major patch, due in no small part to the...
Race!

World of Warcraft patch 9.1.5 kicks off testing with a number of new customization options for Nightborne, Lightforged Draenei, and Void Elves

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We've said it before and we'll say it again: World of Warcraft wants you to love it again. Can you come up with another...
I'll be gone soon.

Massively Overthinking: MMO ideas that were ahead of their time

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I'm gonna say something wild right now: In some ways, CliffyB was ahead of his time. My husband and I came to this realization...
Not everything is a job.

Vague Patch Notes: MMOs are useless, and that’s completely fine

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When you play an MMO, you are developing a skill. That skill is playing that MMO. It's not a skill with a great deal...
These references, however, remain.

World of Warcraft removes references to former employees and removes the AoE cap in patch 9.1.5

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The most immediate fallout of the ongoing Activision-Blizzard lawsuit has been the removal of numerous references to now-former employees directly named or implicated in...
CAKE

Final Fantasy XIV shows you how to make its 8-year anniversary cake in painstaking detail

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As part of the celebration for Final Fantasy XIV's eight-year celebration, celebrity baker Kim-Joy took the time to create an elaborate cake including cactuars, fat...

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