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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.

Champions Online’s lifetime sub goes on sale

Even superheroes deserve a break now and then. Champions Online is temporarily reducing the cost of its lifetime subscription with a month-long...

Neverwinter introduces scaling subscription VIP program

Free-to-play Neverwinter has decided to dip its toes in the neighboring pool of subscriptions, as Cryptic announced that it's now offering...

The Daily Grind: Do MMO studios discriminate against character races?

Call me silly if you like (or call me maybe), but I do believe that studios consciously discriminate against some of their very own...
Demon Hunters HATE this holiday

Gamescom 2015: More details on World of Warcraft: Legion

It's only been a day since the announcement of World of Warcraft: Legion, but fans are already eager to learn more about...
When it comes.

WoW Factor: Analyzing Legion with a critical eye

All right, let me just say for the record that when it comes to this expansion, my speculation last week was meant as...
Something something rightfully forgotten film revival, etc.

Camelot Unchained launches community modding effort

The team behind Camelot Unchained wants the game to have a solid, modifiable interface. That's a commendable goal, but it's also something that's...

The Daily Grind: What would entice you back to WoW?

While a number of our writers and many of our readers are fans of World of Warcraft, it's no secret that a lot...

Massively Overthinking: The first VR MMO

In this edition of Massively Overthinking, Kickstarter backer Yinta wants to talk about virtual reality. "When will we see the first VR MMO?" So let's...

World of Warcraft announces Legion expansion with Demon Hunter class, Broken Isles continent; beta this year

The liveblog is after the cut. Here are the highlights! Blizzard has just announced World of Warcraft's next expansion: Legion. Blizzard's

We would totally play World of Warcraft: The Beach Party expansion

This video "leaked" by YouTuber Scott Leyes is seriously the World of Warcraft expansion cinematic trailer. Seriously. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGPFmrxRwpk Man, PvP dance-offs would be awesome. Hat...
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Final Fantasy XI’s August update arrives today

The end is swiftly approaching for Final Fantasy XI - not a shutdown, but the end of the game's active story and content...

Here’s what’s in WildStar’s massive fall patch

Yesterday we reported that WildStar began stress testing its fall free-to-play patch, and since then players have been reporting in with pictures...

WoW has 5.6 million subbers, Blizzard’s doing fine anyway

Here's a shocker, Blizzard's making a lot of money! Of course, the company's second quarter 2015 financial results go into a bit more...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 24: WoW speculation

Justin and Bree discuss WoW's next expansion, Trove, Project Gorgon, DDO, NCsoft's quarterly report, and Neverwinter, with mailbag questions on emotional investment and the state of the site.

WildStar starts testing free-to-play patch

WildStar's free-to-play transition is just around the corner, as testing commenced today on the fall patch. The public test realm update includes...
Well, good hustle.

Camelot Unchained newsletter discusses combat philosophy and developer status

The Camelot Unchained test phases had to be delayed, and that means that the latest newsletter for the game is in an...

World of Warcraft’s Bashiok has defected to NCsoft [Updated]

Former World of Warcraft Community Manager Micah "Bashiok" Whipple announced he was leaving Blizzard last week to take up a new job this...
I always want screenshots I don't actually have, it seems.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on what comes next in Final Fantasy XIV

Let me start by warning you fans of Final Fantasy XIV that this column may very well have spoilers, but that's all right...

Ex-WoW lead Rob Pardo says industry devs are avoiding the ‘MMO’ label

MMOs aren't going anywhere, but the label may be on the way out. This comes from former World of Warcraft lead Rob...

The MOP Up: Evil Island edition

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...

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