subscription

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.

Heroes of the Storm devs talk Kael’Thas and character design

Wondering how Blizzard's developers choose from the studio's incredible roster of characters and then crafted those selections into Heroes of the Storm's...

Massively Opinionated: EVE vs SWTOR vs The Plunderbund

In this episode, Larry, Cosmic Engine, Brendan, and Redna debate MMORPG community platforms, guilds, and building strong communities.

EVE Online’s Matt Woodward defects to Albion Online

EVE Online is less one developer today and Albion Online is richer by one, as Matt Woodward has jumped ship...
All right, the Lopp have some chops here too.

NCsoft Q1: Growth for Guild Wars 2, further deflation for WildStar

NCsoft's first quarter financial report is out, and... you know, let's start with the good news. Guild Wars 2 is making...

Jukebox Heroes: How Elite: Dangerous’ music put me into a mild coma

You know what gets me righteously angry? I shall tell you. I shall tell you, and then you shall share in my anger, you...
FLY, YOU FOOLS!

CCP extends EVE PLEX drive for latest Nepal quake

Nepal can't seem to catch a break, as a second major earthquake has devastated the region two weeks after a quake killed over 8,000...

WildStar subreddit mod bans F2P and B2P discussions

Hope you didn't have plans to talk about WildStar's possible conversion to a new business model on Reddit because one of the game's...

Tamriel Infinium: A guide to Elder Scrolls Online’s combat basics

I was looking back through some of my posts about the Elder Scrolls Online, and I noticed that I've mentioned combat quite a...
It's coming down.

Final Fantasy XIV nerfs the Steps of Faith in 2.57 patch

Are you stuck on the last part of Final Fantasy XIV's main scenario quest? The last trial introduced, Steps of Faith, is

Elder Scrolls Online loses two key devs, WoW picks up Moorgard from EQ Next

The MMO industry is a vibrant market that's always shifting as developers move between projects. So who has gone where lately? For starters, former
Oh, yeah, we sort of see it now.

Did you know Diablo III was once planned as an MMO?

It's indisputable that World of Warcraft took a lot of nods from online Diablo II when it first launched. Sometimes, it almost seems...
This is that ice-cold N. Yoshida, it's pure gold. This one's for them hyur girls, them roe girls, straight masterpieces.

Final Fantasy XIV is coming to Korea, keeping its subscription

Final Fantasy XIV has been pleasing MMO audiences around the globe for nearly two years now. Except for those unfortunate South Korean franchise...
FFXI

Final Fantasy XI gets a new area

Final Fantasy XI may be nearing maintenance mode after a long and illustrious career, but Square released details of a new explorable...
ITEMS SQUISHED, ALL PROBLEMS ARE NOW SOLVED FOREVER

An all-Death Knight party downs the current apex of World of Warcraft raiding

So, what's the best group composition for endgame raiding in World of Warcraft? It looks like it's Death Knights. Just a bunch of...
Plenty.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s cross-class actions

This past week, I did what I needed to do before Final Fantasy XIV's expansion Heavensward launches: I finished the main scenario...

Week in Review: WoW slips to 7.1M subs [May 10, 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...

MMO Mechanics: Three favourite action combat systems

Virtually every MMO contains dangerous places that are filled with other players or NPCs that will attack characters on site, and many also feature...

The Daily Grind: Does WoW’s dramatic sub dip worry you?

So World of Warcraft lost three million subs in the wake of Warlords of Draenor, bringing it back down to right...

Massively Overthinking: The return of ‘consequences’ to MMOs

This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes to us from Kickstarter donor Antonia "Toni" Phillips aka ToniLyran, who's hit on a sore point with our writers,...
EVE Online

New EVE dev blog details nullsec and sov changes

If you've got an interest in EVE Online's upcoming changes to nullsec and sovereignty mechanics, and you've got a lot of time, you'll...

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