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.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO set piece?

The other day I was running through The Secret World's Last Train to Cairo mission for the fourth or fifth time. Even after...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 56: Ghillie nation

Justin and Bree discuss Black Desert, Marvel Heroes, The Division, VR, Landmark, Crowfall, EVE, and Tree of Savior, with mailbag questions on pay-to-win and Black Desert hype.
Hey, it's okay.

Final Fantasy XI invites former console players to switch to the Windows client

It's just about time to say goodbye to Final Fantasy XI on consoles. Service on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 will be...
'Problem' is not a synonym for 'thing I personally don't like.'

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s silent design plans

I do not envy the team behind Final Fantasy XIV in some respects. In many ways, the game is the poster child for...

Final Fantasy XIV invades Phantasy Star Online 2 in an odd collaboration

How cool are crossover events? While some people might decry them as shameless marketing ploys, there is something undeniably cool about mixing it up...

EVE Evolved: Why you should participate in EVE’s Project Discovery

Back at EVE Vegas 2015, CCP Games unveiled an ambitious project that aimed to involve EVE Online players in some really exciting scientific research...

The MOP Up: TERA’s mood clouds (March 20, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and often we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of...

Second Galaxy puts a space sim in the palm of your hand

Looking to boldly go where no one has gone before as you boldly walk out your front door? Blackjack Studios announced that it's in...

WildStar’s jumpstart pack feeds your housing addiction

Housing: You either have the bug or you don't. Sarge certainly does, according to a new WildStar promotional video released this week by...

One Shots: Impish greetings

First contact with native tribes and species in MMOs hardly ever goes the diplomatic route; usually there's a lot of stabbing, fire-setting, plundering, and...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Are MMO communities real or fake?

We've come a long way in our discussion of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and...

Camelot Unchained’s new patcher, Friday Night Fight Nights, and new pics

Camelot Unchained's weekly update has arrived, and the team is still crunching away. Mark Jacobs delivers news on several ongoing...
I'm not back on any BS, I never left it.

Perfect Ten: Why MMORPG studios don’t just reboot their games

Last Friday's WildStar news made me sad. I'm sad because there are two games at war within that title. One of them is...

World of Warcraft: Legion alpha patch revises class and artifact traits

June 30th release or no, World of Warcraft: Legion continues on with its alpha test program. Today Blizzard patched...

EVE Online player spends three years visiting every system

Despite the common perception that EVE Online is nothing but corporate intrigue and scams, some players do actually eschew the cutthroat capitalist meta...
The ice is thin, come on, dive in.

WildStar opens up the Hoverboard zPrix Invitational

The iconic vehicle of WildStar is the hoverboard because it's like a skateboard but it's a hoverboard. So how would you like to...

Camelot Unchained’s team goes in depth on class design

It would be a mistake to assume that just because Camelot Unchained has a trio of classes in any given archetype, all of...

Rumor: Retailers pegging World of Warcraft: Legion’s release as June 30th

The cycle has begun. Every time a World of Warcraft expansion doesn't have a fixed release date, retailers begin assigning a release date...

Global Chat: ARK invents new types of griefing

Just when you thought you've seen every type of online griefing known to man, here comes another. In An Age grouses about how...

WildStar performs three-hour rollback due to technical glitch

Yesterday wasn't one of WildStar's better days of operation, as a technical glitch started causing players to lose characters, items, and saved wardrobe...