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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.

The Scream Team: Halloween and Haukke Manor in Final Fantasy XIV

Not everything about Halloween has to be dark and spooky; just look at the festive decorations in FFXIV! MassivelyOP's MJ can't help but smile...

EVE Vegas 2015: The future of PvE in EVE Online

While the focus of EVE Vegas 2015 was definitely on the new Citadel structures and the capital ship overhaul coming next spring, the...

Trove summons the bone dragon

Even as Trove is in the throes of a "very, very squarey" Shadow's Eve celebration, it's also summoning the fearsome bone...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 35: Expansions galore

Justin and Larry deep-dive into SWTOR's Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion, with news on Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, Halloween, EVE Vegas, ArcheAge, WildStar, and Star Trek Online.
You think you're so smart.

World of Warcraft highlights the haunted places of Azeroth

There's a lot of ghostly stuff in World of Warcraft. Some of it, of course, is quite obvious. You fight a lot of...

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer soloing or grouping in MMORPGs?

As we belatedly covered yesterday, the developers of upcoming indie MMO Saga of Lucimia believe that group-centric play is the solution to a problem supposedly created by...
Gambler.

Wisdom of Nym: The cancelled future of Final Fantasy XIV

Every game has stuff in it that's dummied out. There are ideas that the developers brought to a certain point without ever finishing, and...
To be fair, some enemies would fear a hatchet.

Final Fantasy XIV unveils a trailer for its next patch

The first major patch for Final Fantasy XIV goes live on November 10th, and as usual, it's packed with things to do. There...

EVE Vegas 2015: Project Discovery gamifies scientific research

One of the problems facing some fields of scientific research is that there are often huge numbers of images to classify and analyse, and...

The MOP Up: The secret history of Destiny (October 25, 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...

EVE Vegas 2015: Further Citadel details, Valkyrie, capitals, and skill packets

Though most of the big reveals for EVE Vegas 2015 were front-loaded into day one's EVE keynote talk, a lot of questions...

One Shots: Pure Final Fantasy XIV

Every so often it seems as though the One Shots mailbox starts getting dominated with a single game. I've had this happen with

EVE Vegas 2015: Citadel expansion details revealed

CCP promised some big reveals at EVE Vegas 2015 and so far it has definitely delivered. In yesterday's EVE Online keynote speech, we...

Camelot Unchained talks tool tweaks, art updates, and more

CityState published its usual Friday update last night, and while it's headed up by the aforementioned Shapeshifter class reveal, there are some other...

Camelot Unchained reveals its Shapeshifter classes

I think I found my preferred class in Camelot Unchained. It's called the Black Rider, and "while their attacks may not be as...

EVE Vegas 2015: What to expect from EVE Vegas 2015

While the main event of the EVE Online community calendar is undoubtedly the annual EVE Fanfest in Iceland, smaller fan-run events have...
When leveling alts was already the plan...

WoW Factor: A decade of Blizzard’s bad habits

The funny thing about World of Warcraft - and I should note here that I'm using "funny" in this case as a synonym...

Nexus Telegraph: The problem with WildStar’s paths – and how to fix them

When the path system was first revealed close to WildStar's initial announcement, it was presented as a major tentpole of the game...

Massively Overthinking: WildStar, Guild Wars 2, and MMO raiding in 2015

Here we are in October, sandwiched between WildStar's F2P conversion and Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns launch, and it seems...

Star Trek Online gives away free hoverboards

WildStar and The Secret World aren't the only MMOs getting into the Back to the Future spirit this month. Star Trek...

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