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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.

WildStar’s devs spill more on F2P transition

The picture of WildStar's future is slowly starting to emerge from the haze with continuing discussion from Carbine Studios about this fall's...

The Game Archaeologist: The 4th Coming

Over the years that I've been writing The Game Archaeologist, I've received more than a few requests to cover a game that was...

Pathfinder adds mules, cautions against attacking them

Goblinworks has added mules to Pathfinder Online, according to a new dev blog by designer Lee Hammock. Mules are intended to...

FFXIV halts sales of Mac client, offers full refunds

Are you a Mac gamer who bought Final Fantasy XIV only to find that your Mac couldn't handle it? I have good news and bad...

CCP taps Zendesk for EVE customer support

CCP's latest dev blog address changes to EVE Online's customer support. More specifically, New Eden has a new customer support help center...

WoW’s last major Draenor raid is Hellfire Citadel

Warlords of Draenor's last major raid will be Hellfire Citadel, according to an interview with World of Warcraft lead game designer

World of Tanks, SWTOR rocketed up the Raptr chart in May

Raptr's most-played games list is out for this past May, and it looks that both World of Tanks and Star Wars: The...

The Daily Grind: Have you been to an MMO fan event?

CCP put EVE Online's Fanfest 2016 tickets on sale this week, and while I haven't played the sci-fi sandbox in some time,...

World of Warcraft and RuneScape dare you to become a beach bunny

What's up with all of the beach studio blogs lately? I guess we know where all of the devs' minds are at now that...
Every EVE-playing girl is in this screenshot

CCP recaps EVE Fanfest 2015, sells tix for Fanfest 2016

If you're wondering why CCP would publish a YouTube video on July 1st which recaps an event (Fanfest 2015) that happened several months ago, it's...

Camelot Unchained goes gonzo over destroying buildings

Hope you like reading -- and since you're reading this, we'll assume you do -- because Camelot Unchained has another one of its...

Global Chat: Are fellowship maneuvers due for a comeback?

Lord of the Rings Online hasn't been en vogue in MMO circles recently, but that doesn't mean that the game and its systems...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 20

Justin and Eliot discuss FFXIV's Heavensward expansion, Devilian, WoW's 6.2 patch, Anarchy Online's graphics upgrade, WildStar's fall plans, PlanetSide 2's PS4 launch, and some embargoed goodies.

World of Warcraft offers a slew of activities in July

With summer in full swing and plenty of people out of school and enjoying vacations, World of Warcraft figures that it had better...
Older engines, you know.

Dark Age of Camelot newsletter covers Otherworlds campaign, future plans

If you're eager to unlock new stat caps in Dark Age of Camelot, you're getting your chance over the summer. The Otherworlds campaign...

Pathfinder Online’s new settlement mechanics improve customization

The power to customize settlements in Pathfinder Online lands for players in the game's next Early Enrollment release, v10. Previously, these settlements were composed of predesigned...
Earth below us, drifting, falling, floating weightless, coming home.

Wisdom of Nym: The 60 climb in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

As of this writing, I'm not quite 60 yet in Final Fantasy XIV. Thanks to real life, I'm a bit behind the curve,...
If your answer about how to play is to just wait for a while, I don't think we'll be friends.

Player analyst believes EVE Online concurrency is at its lowest point since 2008

It's really difficult to be sure about how EVE Online is doing, since CCP Games has stopped releasing subscription numbers on a...

MMO Week in Review: At least Trion’s new game isn’t a MOBA? (June 28, 2015)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in...

EVE Evolved: Is EVE becoming less emergent?

I've often heard it said that EVE Online is more fun to read about than to actually play, and for the vast majority...

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