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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.

Now we've got problems, and I don't think we can solve 'em.

World of Warcraft’s latest PTR build reduces the experience needed for all levels

Does it just take too dang long to level a World of Warcraft character at this point? Help is on the way in...
Yeah, we're doing this.

Epic MMO Battles of History: World of Warcraft’s Wrath of the Lich King vs. Legion

It was just a couple of days ago when Bree was sharing that I felt like Wrath of the Lich King was the...
Oh dang.

Square-Enix pulls three mobile titles from Belgium over lockbox rules

Everyone's reacting to the lockbox laws in Belgium in different ways, but Square-Enix has apparently decided that it's easiest to just peace out...
Oh, good. This was really smart.

Blizzard talks up ‘meaningful choices’ in World of Warcraft’s story

Did you still have any hopes about the story of World of Warcraft in this expansion? Did you think the writers would somehow...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that aimed at the future… and missed

The future is a weird place. It's similar to the present, but it has a very different outlook on the world, and it wants...

Blizzard corrects itself on new World of Warcraft race/class combos

Hope you weren't planning on making a Zandalari Warlock in World of Warcraft, bub, because it ain't gonna happen. Blizzard admitted to a...
Can't get there from here.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most iconic MMORPG moment or accomplishment in your memory?

Over the weekend, my husband and I decided to let our son watch bits and pieces of Fellowship of the Ring. My kid is...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 195: April fools at BlizzCon

Justin and Bree cover the BlizzCon mess, Diablo Immortal, WoW Classic, WoW's content plans, Torchlight Frontiers, Shroud of the Avatar, Old School RuneScape, and LOTRO's legendary server, with a mailbag question on noobing it up in WoW.

World of Warcraft’s Alex Afrasiabi on the possibility of faction unification

During BlizzCon 2018, the folks at Blizzard Watch chatted up World of Warcraft Senior Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi to discuss what lies in...

Final Fantasy XIV’s 4.45 patch is live with Eureka Pyros and the further adventures of Hildibrand

Let's be blunt: People did not like Eureka Pagos. But Final Fantasy XIV's patch 4.45, live today, pushes the storyline along with role-agnostic...

Blizzard talks Overwatch’s Echo character, big-screen ambitions, and crossplay potential

Most of the buzz coming out of BlizzCon's Overwatch reveals centered on the new playable bad-girl Ashe, who is totally not just...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: How many antagonistic sides do we have in Final Fantasy XIV?

One of my favorite moments from Order of the Stick (which is excellent anyhow) is when one of the villains makes it clear to...

Camelot Unchained continues work on rubble physics, readied weapons, and the crafting UI

You might think that Camelot Unchained would be spending all its beta one time building the game, but no: City State is busy...
wuck the fhat

BlizzCon 2018: What the heck happened?

Every year, I cover BlizzCon for Massively Overpowered. This is not new information; you've all seen my liveblogs running every year for quite...

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever played a WoW expansion?

During BlizzCon this weekend, Eliot and I were chatting about an article series he's working on different periods in MMORPG history. I mentioned 2009...

One Shots: A star is born

It's time for another amazing Fashion Week here at One Shots! It's like Shark Week, only with sleeker looks and less chum. Last...
Knives out.

BlizzCon 2018: Diablo Immortal lore, zone, class, and Q&A recap

Blizzard's Wyatt Cheng and Matthew Burger took the stage for the Diablo Immortal Q&A panel at BlizzCon tonight, clearly aware of...
Oh, look, more of this.

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft Q&A liveblog

Here's the problem with World of Warcraft Q&A sessions every time we have BlizzCon, which is now just one bad idea away from...
We hated when our parents told us to get a haircut, or told us to stop pursuing a major in professional drumming in favor of a law degree, or that we shouldn't get married to someone we'd only met three times and once in decent lighting. And we really hated them a month later when we got a haircut, got a divorce, and enrolled in law school.

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft Classic liveblog

So. World of Warcraft Classic. Did you think you wanted it, but it turns out you don't? Did you think you want it...

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft details Tides of Vengeance and Rise of Azshara

Blizzard just wrapped up its World of Warcraft What's Next panel, and believe it or not, it wasn't a total dud. While we already...

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