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.

Massively Opinionated: FFXIV vs. FFXIV vs. CoH

In this episode, Larry, Eliot, Laura, and Matt debate the topic of immersion in the MMORPG genre, pitting City of Heroes against the Final Fantasy franchise.

Working As Intended: Ten lessons I learned from classic Guild Wars

Guild Wars -- the first Guild Wars -- celebrates its 10th birthday this week alongside several of my characters who are equally old. I...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO biomes do you love and hate?

Environment is super-important to me, both in real life and in video games. My surroundings have a large impact on my mood, with my...

Jukebox Heroes: Mists of Pandaria’s soundtrack

I've always had mixed feelings about Western games putting out Asian-themed expansions and conjuring up a soundtrack to match. On one hand, we already...
EVE Online

EVE’s Mosaic update is now live

CCP has successfully upgraded EVE Online with today's Mosaic patch. The new Opportunities tutorial system is now available for all newbs, and...

Dark Age of Camelot welcomes traveling merchants, prepares next patch

If the latest Dark Age of Camelot newsletter is any indication, the team and community are crazy involved with this classic RvR...

Children’s Week returns to World of Warcraft

Won't somebody please think of the children! Oh... someone did? And there's a whole week dedicated to those wee 'uns without parents? Now we feel...

DUST 514 adds EVE Online-themed armor skins

It's no small understatement to say that DUST 514 has failed to achieve the same following and numbers that its big sibling,
Stab some stuff.

Wisdom of Nym: How to catch up in Final Fantasy XIV (before Heavensward arrives)

Let's assume you've just recently gotten to the level cap in Final Fantasy XIV and you're ready to start in on catching up...

Shroud of the Avatar to introduce player-owned towns with Release 17

Shroud of the Avatar's Release 17 is preparing to hit the ground running when it comes out on Thursday, April 30th. In...
Nope.

Pathfinder Online pushes for aggressive recruiting on media sites

What do you do when your in-testing MMO isn't drawing in the crowd that you need it to be? Pathfinder Online thinks that...

The latest Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward trailer

Sometimes when you're staring down a long wait until a much-anticipated expansion, the only thing that will help you keep your sanity is to...
EVE Online

EVE Online is scrapping its old tutorial on April 28

Say your goodbyes to EVE Online's current tutorial, because it's being completely removed from the game on April 28th in favor of a new...
Now I'm the best thing ever!

WildStar’s Zero to Fifty livestream goes on hiatus

Carbine is closing down WildStar's Zero to Fifty livestream show, at least temporarily. Community and creative content manager Tony Rey posted...
SWG

The Game Archaeologist: What Star Wars Galaxies life was like before the NGE

A decade after Star Wars Galaxies' "New Game Enhancements" hit the game, controversy, grumbling, and revelations still pop up about the notorious...

French MMO DOFUS heads to tablets and the big screen

You might think a game launched in 2004 not named World of Warcraft might be curbing its ambition here in 2015, but if...
WildStar

Here’s a quick preview of WildStar’s new Star-Comm Basin zone

WildStar's getting a new zone and it's called Star-Comm Basin. Carbine senior game designer Scott Hafner has penned a dev blog...
Watch us sit down and program!

Jacobs elaborates on spirit pets in Camelot Unchained

Camelot Unchained's Mark Jacobs has posted a Thursday afternoon update that's basically required reading if you're a fan of the fantasy RvR...

Massively Opinionated: WoW vs. LOTRO vs. the banker

In this augural episode of Massively Opinionated, Larry, Mike, Richie, and Tina debate the topic of what makes the MMORPG genre special in 2015.
My life is not fun.

Perfect Ten: The 10 things every MMO’s official site should have

Are you ready to have you mind absolutely blown open? Because I have an astonishing truth to lay at your feet: While doing this...

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