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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.

AD2460 is going free-to-play next week

Will a shift in business model help the indie space strategy title AD2460 leap ahead in popularity and play? That question might be...
Aw yus.

WoW Factor: Legion testing is an exercise in absurd decisions

One of my favorite bits from The Office is when Michael is having his budget explained to him. You don't need to know the...

Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for the MMO hipster

I say this with nothing but love in my heart: Some of you guys are serious MMO hipsters. Heck, some of you guys were...

EVE Online player counted among the victims of mass shooting

The mass-shooting in San Bernadino, California, on Wednesday apparently claimed the life of a popular EVE Online player. According to friends on Twitter, 

Massively Overthinking: Counting the hits and misses of our 2015 predictions

Every year, we lodge our predictions for the next. Funny, strange, and deadly serious, these predictions are a glance back on the naïvetés of 2014 and...

Get to know WildStar’s Deadeye Brightland and Mondo Zax a little better

If only school was as entertaining as MMOs, all students would come out as geniuses. Well, for those looking to expand their knowledge about...

Check out World of Warcraft’s upcoming class halls

One of the major new features of next year's World of Warcraft: Legion is the class hall system. As the name suggests,...
Here's the weird zone that no one has seen in forever, you live here now.

Final Fantasy XIV previews Anima weapons and a new side story

Veterans of Final Fantasy XIV know that the weaponsmith Gerolt is perhaps the most talented smith in Eorzea. That's a good thing, since...

Perfect Ten: Where to get your MMO podcast fix

We'll assume since you're a savvy gamer reading Massively OP that you're already well aware of the world's best MMO podcast. But what...
My name is Ozymandias, king of... oh, never mind, they're just going to steal that pop culture bit.

World of Warcraft’s alpha test for Legion grows in size and participants

Are you testing the next World of Warcraft expansion? More people have been invited into said test, which is now allowing players...

The Stream Team: WildStar’s Steady Traveler expedition, take two

Last time MassivelyOP's MJ tried to do The Steady Traveler expedition, something was buggy and didn't let the group be in the same...
Gotta go... well, mostly just away.

EVE Online discusses installing and testing new server hardware

Server technology is definitely some sort of black alchemy. The new EVE Online server technology is being installed and tested at the...
Cats are cats.

Adopt Brightpaw in World of Warcraft and support the Make-A-Wish foundation

How is your cat collection in World of Warcraft? Could it use another cat knocking things off of tables and squawking endlessly with...

EVE: Gunjack launches on Samsung Gear VR

Not every inhabitant of the EVE Online universe is some fancy hotshot pilot with a billion-ISK warship under his or her seat. As...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 40: Gnome Huntarz

Justin and Bree discuss WildStar, GW2, WoW, The Repopulation, Devilian, Marvel Heroes, and Dogma: Eternal Night, plus mailbag questions on finding time to play and whether EverQuest Next is vaporware.
Space space space space.

WildStar lets players build their own spaceships with the Space Chase event

Attention, WildStar players: It is time for you to build a ship. It will be time, anyway, as soon as you wind up...
So light it up.

Final Fantasy XIV launches a new free login campaign for patch 3.1

If you've been taking a little time away from Final Fantasy XIV but still want to get in on the additions from patch...
Well, that's a scuff.

EVE Online adds in dirt and kill marks to ships

A factory-fresh ship in EVE Online should not look exactly the same as one that's been through countless corporate wars. There should be...
LET'S HOLIDAY THIS UP

Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for the Final Fantasy XIV and Square-Enix fan

Saying that someone is a fan of Final Fantasy doesn't necessarily say a whole lot. The series has been running for a long while,...
Because we are no longer friends.

Alleged copyright infringer accuses Blizzard of copyright infringement

Blizzard is amping up its assault on gold-selling-and-bot-distributing company Bossland GmbH. The World of Warcraft maker was defeated by the German...

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