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.

Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar talks dev events, a community app, and more

Shroud of the Avatar's latest update is typically meaty. It features the usual footnotes related to in-game tweaks and changes as well...
mule punchers

Pathfinder Online shows off group play video

What does it look like when you get a whole lot of players in Pathfinder Online taking on monsters, fighting one another, and...

EVE Fanfest 2015: Project Legion may be in development limbo

At last year's EVE Online Fanfest, developer CCP Games announced Project Legion, a complete reimagining of failed console MMOFPS DUST...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: The design slide from start to present

After more than a decade of operation, a curious thing has happened to World of Warcraft: It's circled back around on an awful...

Pre-purchase Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain for free card back

Even though it's not out yet, you can go ahead and pay for Hearthstone's Blackrock Mountain adventure pack to have it waiting for...

Lineage is opening its first subscription server in China

The name Lineage has gone hand-in-hand with free-to-play for a while now, but that might be changing. Chinese publisher Tencent Games is...

EVE Fanfest 2015: EVE is getting customisable structures and player-built stargates

It's often said that EVE Online is ultimately built by its players and that the developer's job is to produce the tools for...
EVE Valkyrie

CCP releases new EVE: Valkyrie trailer at Fanfest

Space combat fans, you'll want to have a look at the new Valkyrie trailer released at EVE Fanfest 2015 this week. It...

EVE Fanfest 2015 begins, promises new VR tech and huge EVE reveal

It's the time of year again when EVE Online fans and developers from around the world make the annual pilgrimage to a frozen...
Let me try that thing on.

Final Fantasy XI halts updates this year with one last storyline

How long should a game last? Final Fantasy XI has had an impressive run, but its glory days are indisputably past. That's why...
Can't imagine why.

EVE Online adds buddy invites to trial accounts

EVE Online, like many MMOs, is best enjoyed with a friend, if for no other reason than to have at least one other...

FFXIV and ESO players complain about unfair international pricing

It might not be the most shocking fact you'll read today, but not all box prices and subscription rates are created equal depending on...

WildStar’s contracts system is an alternate route to great rewards

Stuck at level 50 in WildStar with nothing to do? If you're eschewing the hardcore raiding and PvP life, then you'll be happy...

Pathfinder Online adding leadership ranks and vaults with version 6

Next week, Pathfinder Online will continue its alpha rollout with the early enrollment version 6 patch. The team posted a features overview...

WildStar tells the tale of the Ravaging of Arboria

Ever wonder why WildStar's floppy-eared Aurin are galaxy-hopping instead of staying at home and gnawing on carrots? It's because of an event called...
That's not a doll, guy.

Final Fantasy XI will hold a press conference on the future, but what will it say?

Final Fantasy XI feels a bit neglected with all of the hype surrounding Final Fantasy XIV's expansion, doesn't it? That's probably part...
Scaaaaaaaary.

Wisdom of Nym: The end of Final Fantasy XIV’s 2.X cycle

The last part of Final Fantasy XIV's pre-expansion storyline is going live on March 31st. That's about two weeks away. And while you'll...
Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

Investment firm sees a dark future for WildStar, bright hopes for Guild Wars 2

Korean investment firm KDB Daewoo Securities is not predicting a rosy future for WildStar, although it still is recommending NCsoft as a...

See Dark Age of Camelot’s new group finder in action

Wondering how that new casual group finder for Dark Age of Camelot is working out? Well, why not see for yourself? One of...

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward editions revealed

June 23rd will be here before you know it, and with it comes Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion. This past weekend, the team announced...

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