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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.

El Somni Quas developers issue a design manifesto

We introduced El Somni Quas to you last week -- it's an old school sandbox created by an indie team in the Czech...
Camelot Unchained

Camelot Unchained adds spirit pet stretch goal

Here is some good news for you Camelot Unchained fans who also like pet classes. CityState has found a way to work...
It's an old deck, I swear.

The Daily Grind: Do you want minigames in your MMO?

I won't pretend that I'm one of the biggest fans of the game, but I'm really glad that Triple Triad is a thing in...
Not included is a guide the playing it on your 3DS, however.

How to unlock your World of Warcraft Menagerie

There's a feature sitting right in your Garrison in World of Warcraft that you might have barely used, but it's something that pet...
I don't miss the days without blood elves, not at all.

WoW Factor: The WoW token and the upcoming patch

Since the last edition of WoW Factor, two big things hit World of Warcraft in quick succession. The first is that the...
Nothing is ever straightforward.

Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward update: Job and racial lore

The official teaser site for Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion, Heavensward, has gotten a big update today. If you've been sitting...
Make my time a priority.

WildStar is now on clearance at Best Buy

So... you all remember how yesterday saw WildStar boxes being yanked in Australia, combined with that promotion encouraging players to buy more...

First round of BlizzCon tix sells out

Within a few minutes of going on sale yesterday, the first round of $199 BlizzCon tickets completely sold out. The good news...
Technopathological.

WildStar deep-dives in the Bay of Betrayal

The Bay of Betrayal is another piece of content being added in WildStar's next patch, and it adds in a few more...

EVE Online re-opens alliance logo submissions

After being placed on hold for further review, the submission process for EVE Online alliance logos is back open and ready for...
How did everything go so predictably wrong?

World of Warcraft adds retro ‘timewalking’ dungeons

There's no reason for you to go back to older dungeons in World of Warcraft unless you particularly like the look of something...
Any Kill Bill references you want to make here may or may not be apropos. It's a fine line.

Rumor: WildStar box recall and promo might herald free-to-play

The last time the retailer yanked boxes of a game from the shelves and returned them to the distributors, it was The Elder...

El Somni Quas draws upon classic Ultima Online for an old-school MMO experience

It's interesting to see how players who have grown up under the influence of certain MMOs are now making their own games drawing from...
We'll defend against whoever in the world we're at war with. Probably ourselves.

World of Warcraft 6.2 adds new dungeon difficulty, zone

If you thought the first major patch of Warlords of Draenor seemed a bit thin on content, you'll be happier with World...
EVE Online

CCP recaps EVE Fanfest security presentation

CCP has published a quick post calling attention to its security and anti-cheat policies in EVE Online. The update is basically a...

BlizzCon tickets go on sale this week

For many gamers, the hardest ticket to get this year is to November's BlizzCon 2015, as you have to be fast and a...
Running toward the blue sky.

Wisdom of Nym: What we now know about Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

I honestly hadn't expected to learn quite this much about Heavensward this soon. I don't know why I hadn't expected this, to be...
Syrio Forel

The Daily Grind: Would you play a Game of Thrones MMO?

Did you watch Game of Thrones last night? I didn't. I'll get around to it eventually, though, I'm sure. How about a Game of...

Lord of the Rings Online announces 8th anniversary awards

Lord of the Rings Online turns -- wow -- eight years old this month, which means that the game is not only throwing...

MMO Mechanics: How strong communities are barriers-to-exit

MMOs occupy a unique position in our game libraries because they include a wide range of clever mechanics that keep us logging in day...

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