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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.

SWTOR climbs, FFXIV falls in Raptr’s October rankings

Raptr recently released its most played games list for October 2015. MMOish titles featured heavily in the list, with Star Wars: The Old...
'Problem' is not a synonym for 'thing I personally don't like.'

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s new kids on the block

I haven't forgotten the fact that there were people on the first day of Heavensward early access sporting level 50 Machinist and Dark...

The MOP Up: Players choose Lineage II classic server name (December 6, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Nexus Telegraph: How can WildStar be more alt-friendly?

With rare exception, creating multiple characters in MMOs is and has always been a standard practice for me. I can't play any single class...
Make the things do the stuff.

EVE Online welcomes back lapsed accounts to test its new server hardware

You remember that EVE Online is testing out some new hardware for its live servers, yes? Awesome. Because you're invited to take...
Just assume one of these people is Susan. I do not like Susan.

These are the stealthers who will gank you in Camelot Unchained

During this afternoon's studio livestream, City State Entertainment revealed the three classes that will be stunlocking and PKing you from stealth mode...

AD2460 is going free-to-play next week

Will a shift in business model help the indie space strategy title AD2460 leap ahead in popularity and play? That question might be...
Aw yus.

WoW Factor: Legion testing is an exercise in absurd decisions

One of my favorite bits from The Office is when Michael is having his budget explained to him. You don't need to know the...

Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for the MMO hipster

I say this with nothing but love in my heart: Some of you guys are serious MMO hipsters. Heck, some of you guys were...

EVE Online player counted among the victims of mass shooting

The mass-shooting in San Bernadino, California, on Wednesday apparently claimed the life of a popular EVE Online player. According to friends on Twitter, 

Massively Overthinking: Counting the hits and misses of our 2015 predictions

Every year, we lodge our predictions for the next. Funny, strange, and deadly serious, these predictions are a glance back on the naïvetés of 2014 and...

Get to know WildStar’s Deadeye Brightland and Mondo Zax a little better

If only school was as entertaining as MMOs, all students would come out as geniuses. Well, for those looking to expand their knowledge about...

Check out World of Warcraft’s upcoming class halls

One of the major new features of next year's World of Warcraft: Legion is the class hall system. As the name suggests,...
Here's the weird zone that no one has seen in forever, you live here now.

Final Fantasy XIV previews Anima weapons and a new side story

Veterans of Final Fantasy XIV know that the weaponsmith Gerolt is perhaps the most talented smith in Eorzea. That's a good thing, since...

Perfect Ten: Where to get your MMO podcast fix

We'll assume since you're a savvy gamer reading Massively OP that you're already well aware of the world's best MMO podcast. But what...
My name is Ozymandias, king of... oh, never mind, they're just going to steal that pop culture bit.

World of Warcraft’s alpha test for Legion grows in size and participants

Are you testing the next World of Warcraft expansion? More people have been invited into said test, which is now allowing players...

The Stream Team: WildStar’s Steady Traveler expedition, take two

Last time MassivelyOP's MJ tried to do The Steady Traveler expedition, something was buggy and didn't let the group be in the same...
Gotta go... well, mostly just away.

EVE Online discusses installing and testing new server hardware

Server technology is definitely some sort of black alchemy. The new EVE Online server technology is being installed and tested at the...
Cats are cats.

Adopt Brightpaw in World of Warcraft and support the Make-A-Wish foundation

How is your cat collection in World of Warcraft? Could it use another cat knocking things off of tables and squawking endlessly with...

EVE: Gunjack launches on Samsung Gear VR

Not every inhabitant of the EVE Online universe is some fancy hotshot pilot with a billion-ISK warship under his or her seat. As...

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