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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.

The Daily Grind: Do you have a ‘port in the storm’ MMORPG?

Yesterday, we covered the news that Elder Scrolls Online is actually implementing queues and adding more capacity and new hardware to handle what...
Bored, huh?

World of Warcraft details the new zones and new Heart of Azeroth upgrades for patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara

It's almost time for players to start testing World of Warcraft's patch 8.2, the Rise of Azshara. But you won't be going into...
Up to date.

Final Fantasy XIV updates the Shadowbringers and Final Fantasy XV crossover sites

Darkness is approaching swiftly in Final Fantasy XIV, as is a sweet new car. The car is approaching more swiftly. Yes, the special...

Star Wars The Old Republic’s guild sigils are live today in 5.10.2: Heralds of Victory

It's patch day for Star Wars The Old Republic! BioWare is patching in 5.10.2: Heralds of Victory today, complete with the guild heraldry...

World of Warcraft previews the Crucible of Storms raid ahead of its release next week

Something sinister stirs beneath the Shrine of the Storm, and in World of Warcraft's upcoming Crucible of Storms raid, it will be up...
No, not cows, we can play cows. Cows are common, even.

Perfect Ten: Suggestions to make World of Warcraft Classic feel more authentic

One of the things that I tell people going back to Final Fantasy XI now is that the game is, well, a different...
Open the thing, I guess?

EVE Online dials back repairs and rebalances capital and subcapital ships with its newest patch

The most recent patch to EVE Online is all about balance, and part of that balance is about reducing the effectiveness of...

Black Desert has 18M registered players as Pearl Abyss counts $1B gross sales

If you're still reeling over the news that Black Desert is unceremoniously deleting its battle royale mode, Shadow Arena, from the game...

Adventure Academy is an ‘educational massively multiplayer online game’ launching May 1

Adventure Academy is going to mystify the typical gamer: There are no dragons to fight and no lockboxes to fight over. But if...

Blizzard lays out its plans for PvP in World of Warcraft Classic, teases Rise of Azshara stream

Last month, Blizzard dished out the deets on how World of Warcraft: Classic's content will be divvied out in six discrete...

EVE Online has banned a CSM member (and real-world politician) over an NDA breach and insider trading

Who wants some EVE Online political drama to cap off the afternoon? CCP Games announced today that it has removed a member...

Camelot Unchained continues to unleash hundreds of trebuchets in siege testing

The past few weeks in Camelot Unchained have been all about doing extremely violent things to an extremely pretty castle, and this past...
Cold analysis.

Wisdom of Nym: Why Final Fantasy XIV may have needed Hrothgar and Viera now

All right. It's been three weeks, but yes, I do actually have a theory about why Final Fantasy XIV is adding two gender-locked races...
Whee or something.

World of Warcraft welcomes the Darkmoon Faire and its new rollercoaster

The faction war is supposedly more urgent than it's ever been in World of Warcraft. We say "supposedly" because, well, it's hard to...
Zenos, buddy. You look good. Been working out?

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off a free login campaign today

If you've avoided getting back into the loop for Final Fantasy XIV but want a snapshot of the game ahead of its third...

EVE Evolved: Big things are happening in EVE Online this spring

There's a lot going on in EVE Online right now, from the insane storyline playing out right now in-game and new Triglavian ships...

One Shots: Beauty in profile

Let me be clear on this: You guys always post absolutely amazing pictures. One of the toughest tasks I have every week is picking...
Above, you'll see the once-ominous portal...

Global Chat: Do you think you could design a better game than World of Warcraft?

Let's be honest: We all are so egotistical and opinionated that we totally think we could design a better MMO than World of...
Expertise.

Final Fantasy XIV outlines its patch and information plans leading up to Shadowbringers

We sincerely doubt that any Final Fantasy XIV fans need to be reminded that Shadowbringers releases on July 2nd, with early access beginning on June...

Massively Overthinking: If an MMO item is buyable with gold, does that excuse its presence in the cash shop?

This week's Overthinking topic comes from longtime MOP reader and commenter Sally Bowls. It's about monetization, but it's a nuanced argument we don't...

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