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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.

World of Warcraft: Legion tosses in more celeb cameos

World of Warcraft is no stranger to hobnobbing with real-world celebrities, from hiring them for commercials to putting them into the game as...
Here we go again.

Wisdom of Nym: Looking back at Final Fantasy XIV’s 2015

I realize that this is arguably a little early. We've still got a couple of weeks left in 2015, after all, and patch 3.15...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: MMO Trend of the Year

Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our award for the best MMO trend of 2015. Last year, we chose sandbox and social gameplay as...
Appreciable?

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio maintains the best community presence?

Last week, when the Massively staff was debating internally which MMO company deserved our best MMO studio of 2015 award, I argued that overseas...

EVE Evolved: Operation Frostline patch and event guide

Practically every MMO does some kind of event for the holidays, but how do you bring the holiday cheer to a dystopian sci-fi universe...

The MOP Up: GTA Online makes every bullet count (December 13, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
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Final Fantasy XI adds Unity shirts and jump emotes (and actual content)

After more than a decade of operation, Final Fantasy XI has finally added jumping. Sort of. You still can't use it to reach...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: Most Likely to Flop

Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our most likely to flop in 2016 and beyond award. Last year, Star Citizen took home this dishonor,...

One Shots: Underground wonders

Spelunking isn't just a fun word to say but an exciting activity in its own right. Players who take the time to explore under...

Jukebox Heroes: A very merry Christmas MMO mix

Now that we're into the thick of December, I've given myself permission to finally turn the radio station over to the all-Christmas-all-the-time channel for...
Do I look like a patient cow?

Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for the World of Warcraft fan

Look, I know what you're thinking, and I'm sorry to say there's not much to be done. As great a gift as it would...
This isn't how it had to be.

Perfect Ten: The 10 best free-to-play MMORPGs

You know one of the reasons I like writing this column? Because one of these days I'm going to be able to make a...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: Biggest Disappointment of 2015

Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our award for the biggest MMO disappointment of 2015. Last year, we gave this "award" to WildStar and...

Hearthstone welcomes Winter Veil

Hearthstone is adopting big brother World of Warcraft's holiday event, as the card game has officially ushered in the start of

The Daily Grind: Do you roll new characters when you return to an MMO?

It's been a really long time since I logged into Lord of the Rings Online to do anything other than pay up my...

Stratics MMO players turn to Indiegogo in bid to buy their own site

If you've been playing MMOs for as long as I have, then Stratics.com was probably one of the first MMO websites you ever...

EVE Valkyrie will launch bundled with the Oculus Rift

Oculus and CCP have just announced that the EVE-spinoff VR shooter, EVE Valkyrie, will launch bundled with the Rift itself...

Ten years ago today, Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE made the New York Times

Hat tip to Redditor dejoblue, who's reminded everyone about the fateful day back in 2005 when SOE, struggling in the wake of World...

EVE’s ‘ISIS’ ship browser gets a rename

EVE Online's Operation Frostline patch yesterday brought to light an intriguing change: a new name for the game's ship browser, the Interbus Ship Identification...

WildStar is merging its PvE servers back together today

A few weeks ago, Carbine merged WildStar's post-F2P servers back with their originals. Now it's PvE's turn. The studio announced on Twitter...

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