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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: Do MMO betas rob you of launch joy?

I use to think of betas as being unpaid labor for video game companies, but maybe I've been going about it all wrong.
If you come to San Francisco...

Final Fantasy XIV is coming to Xbox One, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer vows

At the London Microsoft presser today, Square Enix announced a crapton of its games are headed to Xbox Game Pass. None of them...

World of Warcraft and WoW Classic hit by another round of DDoS attacks

If you're having a hard time logging on to World of Warcraft -- either version -- today, you are not alone. Blizzard reported...
Oh, boo-hoo.

EVE Online is officially live in South Korea

For far too long, the only way for residents of South Korea to experience the loop of mining for minerals to support pointless military...
On the dark side.

World Visit restrictions are added to Final Fantasy XIV’s Ishgard Restoration

Everyone wants in on the crafting action of Final Fantasy XIV's Ishgard Restoration, but that can be a bit of a problem. Since the...
Teaching!

EVE Online’s newest patch improves new player tutorials and balance tweaks

Looting stuff feels like it should be kind of self-explanatory, doesn't it? But when you're floating out in the cold darkness of space like...

Asheron’s Call would’ve been 20 years old this month, but the community isn’t dead

Ah, Asheron's Call. We miss you. You'd have been 20 years old this month, celebrating your antique status with the likes of
Shoot to build.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida explains the Ishgard Restoration plan, addresses population bottlenecks

Yesterday saw the introduction of the Ishgard Restoration content in Final Fantasy XIV, if you could see it past the enormous sea of people...
My eyes still glow fine.

World of Warcraft’s latest test server build sparks player anxiety over glowing eyes

The next World of Warcraft patch is in the middle of testing, which has already resulted in some negative player feedback on certain systems....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 246: When rock bands play MMORPGs

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard and Square's financials, WoW, LOTRO, Pearl Abyss, EverQuest II, AQ3D, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, and SWG, and mailbag topics on optional subs and Blizzard's lessons.
We remember, to our detriment.

World of Warcraft: Classic has all servers down to one layer now

If you're still salty over the addition of layering to World of Warcraft: Classic, you have picked an odd hill to die upon. But...
Rebuilders.

Final Fantasy XIV patches in Ishgard Restoration and the newest Ultimate content with 5.11

So often cities are destroyed in MMOs and never seem to be actually fixed in any way. But that's not the case in Final...

Dark Age of Camelot is officially going free-to-play today with Endless Conquest

We've been talking about it for a few years now, but it's officially happening today: Endless Conquest marks Dark Age of Camelot's...
Pet action.

Final Fantasy XI’s latest version update adds new monthly objectives and sort of updates Beastmaster

The newest patch for Final Fantasy XI has included adjustments for Beastmaster... in theory. You can hear about it in video format or just...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 in review, part 2

There are some things that I am just not qualified to comment on extensively when it comes to Final Fantasy XIV. Generally speaking, this...

The MOP Up: When no one’s online, the terror truly begins

Halloween may be over, but you can still get your creepy spook on with No Players Online. This is a horror game that...

World of Warcraft adds several arcade games to the Darkmoon Faire

Wanna play a game? In a game? Yes, that's two movie references tied together, which probably should net me some extra bonus internet points...

One Shots: Earth, water, fire, air… and heart!

We all know that a great and terrible power is summoned when you gather together the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and heart....

WAPO says Activision-Blizzard execs profited from dodgy but legal stock sale

Yesterday we covered Activision-Blizzard's third quarter financial results, which were... not good. While WoW Classic drove a subscription spike and saw Blizzard's...
Oh, right, this is not that long a flashback.

WoW Factor: The big questions we still have about World of Warcraft Shadowlands

Remember just yesterday when I was all like, "Let's get hyped for Shadowlands, yo!" Well, here's the thing. As much as I'm genuinely...

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