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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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MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...
Not riding a dinosaur.

No, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands flying will not require an additional purchase

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Being more accurate is always a good thing, right? Well, maybe not quite so much. See, the original developer post for World of Warcraft...

Massively Overthinking: Abysmal MMO launch experiences

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Elite Dangerous' Odyssey launch has been a stark reminder to me that not all launches and launch experiences are the same. To hear some...

Crowfall lowers its buy-to-play price and details its optional VIP sub

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Ahead of Crowfall's launch this July, ArtCraft is announcing a reduction in its box price and reveals its full subscription plan. "Crowfall is unveiling...

Four Winds: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s Lost Ark

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Raise your hands if you've been eagerly waiting for Lost Ark. Now give me a high five because as announced earlier today, it's finally...
Eye see.

Final Fantasy XI’s June update brings the Voracious Resurgence to Aht Urhgan

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It's time for the new story content in Final Fantasy XI to roll onward to the Near East with the latest update to the game....

Stick and Rudder: Launch impressions of Elite Dangerous Odyssey

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On June 3rd, 2020, Frontier Developments made an announcement that had fans of the Elite franchise excited for new possibilities. After decades of being...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO prisons where you can do the time of your life

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Chillin' in the clink. Spending time in stony lonesome. Thrown into the slammer. Checking in to the big house. Doing (perfect) 10 to life...

EVE Online adds mobile observatories and begins CSM 16 voting, EVE Echoes launches exploration

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Things are happening in EVE Online. To be fair, things are always happening in EVE Online, but there's some specifically new things happening, starting...

E3 digital’s PC Gaming Show promises 39 new trailers, including something from EVE Online

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Since this year's E3 showcase will once more be all-digital, we've got big swaths of presentation shows to look forward to. Among those is...
Darn it, Blizzard, make your images easier.

World of Warcraft adds new mounts on the 9.1 test server unlocked through special activities

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Are you tired of mounts you get through quests or reputation but want some new mounts just the same? Good news; patch 9.1 has...
Dead friends.

Casually Classic: The WoW Classic vanilla era is over, and I won’t miss it

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With the launch of World of Warcraft Classic's Burning Crusade this past week, the door has been (mostly) closed on what is now being called...
Dear Blizzard, how are you? I am fine...

Naoki Yoshida of Final Fantasy XIV considers World of Warcraft a ‘mentor’ for the game’s relaunch

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If you need to know the degree of regard that Final Fantasy XIV's director and producer Naoki Yoshida has for World of Warcraft, a recent interview...
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Wisdom of Nym: Speculating about the mechanics of Final Fantasy XIV’s Sage way too early

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Here's what we know so far about Final Fantasy XIV's Sage: It'll be a healer. Specifically, it's going to be a barrier healer, as...

40 musicians collab on medley to welcome back Final Fantasy XIV composer Soken

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Masayoshi Soken, the composer for Final Fantasy XIV, very clearly loves his work, to the point that he was still creating music for the...

One Shots: Cave rave!

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Where do you go when you want to relax in an MMO with friends, a strong drink, and some good atmosphere? This changes depending...

The Soapbox: MMO monetization that complements poor game design makes us all losers

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I have a problem: As much as I enjoy games, I can see that many online and multiplayer games are becoming designed more poorly...
Oh, so they get to just fly under their own power, that's fair.

World of Warcraft offers a preview of what will be required for flight in Shadowlands

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Patch 9.1 for World of Warcraft will bring with it the coveted ability to fly in the game's expansion areas, but what will be required...

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest gameplay myth that persists in your favorite MMO?

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My husband is an avid Overwatch player, and the other day he pointed out to me that Blizzard has, in spite of its foibles,...

Massively Overthinking: Do you associate music with memory in MMOs?

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The other night, I tried to log in to the Star Wars Galaxies emu and the music hit me hard. See, I play SWG...

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