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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.

Nexus Telegraph: Righting the S.S. WildStar

This past week I got the opportunity to ask a few questions about WildStar's new "stat refactoring" patch that's coming this fall....

Camelot Unchained wants stealth but not the sucky kind

Today's Camelot Unchained update is a long one, and that's because Mark Jacobs has a lot to cover. He talks about everything...

How to get Ultima Online’s Time of Legends expansion for a song

Ultima Online's Time of Legends expansion is on the way, just in time for the venerable MMO's 18th birthday in September. And...

Bashiok bids Blizzard adieu

Blizzard's long-time community manager, Bashiok (known in the earlier days as Drysc), is leaving the studio after more than a decade of wrangling...

Guild Wars 2 is up, WildStar is down in NCsoft’s 2015 Q2 financial report

NCsoft has published its second quarter 2015 financial report, and it's basically a repeat of quarter one. The company attributes its quarter-over-quarter and...

SMITE adds Khepri, its biggest god yet

"This is one big scary bug. Much bug. Wow." Hi-Rez has a lot to say about Khepri, SMITE's newest god, but perhaps...
Here we go again, unfortunately.

WoW Factor: Speculating on WoW’s next expansion

On August 6th, we now know, we'll be hearing the name and some details on the next World of Warcraft expansion. What we...

Pathfinder Online deploys holding and outpost warfare system

Purposeful PvP is expanding in Pathfinder Online, as today Goblinworks is rolling out its holding and outpost warfare system for its...

With Your Destiny and Asta close down

We truly do hate to be the bearers of bad news, especially when that news has to do with the demise of an MMO....

WildStar forums compromised by exploit, taken down

If you've been wondering where the WildStar forums have gone, you're probably not the only one. Carbine Studios took to Reddit...

World of Warcraft to reveal newest expansion next week

What will World of Warcraft's next expansion be? Forget speculation -- you'll be finding out for real in a little over a...

Choose My Adventure: Dungeons, soloing, and PvP in FFXIV’s Heavensward

Hello again, everyone, and welcome to week three of Choose My Adventure. If you're tuning in for the first time, allow me to...

Global Chat: Do you crave human interaction in MMOs?

I've long been an advocate of "playing alone together" in MMOs. While I enjoy grouping and teaming up to a degree, mostly I want...

Dark Age of Camelot’s Otherworlds campaign moves into Chapter 2

The multi-month Otherworlds campaign in Dark Age of Camelot is pressing forward, with Chapter 2 unlocking today. To play Chapter 2, players are...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 23

Justin and Bree discuss Smed's resignation, Project Gorgon, Guild Wars 2's Tempest, Camelot's tribute, SWTOR's Togrutas, and WildStar's stat overhaul, with a buncha mailbag questions on Marvel Heroes.
Much better than content, apparently?

Champions Online subscribers receive an inflatable giraffe for August

Your friends might make fun of you for your subscription to Champions Online, pointing at the game's incredibly slow update schedule and lack...
We'll defend against whoever in the world we're at war with. Probably ourselves.

Is Blizzard’s mystery Gamescom conference about WoW?

Blizzard being at Gamescom is in and of itself neither unusual nor unique. Gamescom is just one of those conventions that the company...
'Problem' is not a synonym for 'thing I personally don't like.'

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward at the one-month mark

Heavensward has been out a bit more than a month now if you count the launch of early access as the "real" launch...

EVE Evolved: Fitting Tech 3 Tactical Destroyers as PvP brawlers

The past few months have seen a flood of frequent updates hitting EVE Online, and among them we got a whole new class...

World of Warcraft is really, really big

One thing we grizzled World of Warcraft veterans tend to fondly remember are the naked gnome races that showed us just how big...

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