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.

World of Warcraft’s newest allied races boast pint-sized cuteness

Long rumored to be the next (and final) allied races of World of Warcraft's Battle for Azeroth expansion cycle, the Vulpera and Mechagnomes...

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMO experiences you feel you missed out on that can’t possibly be recreated now?

A while back, at the height of the WoW Classic hype, there was a thread on the MMORPG subreddit by an author...

Massively Uplifting: From weddings to memorials, gamers celebrate life in AQ3D, GW2, BDO, LOTRO, WoW, and more

It's an alphabet soup of good (MMO) vibes this month! While many may have returned to the school of hard knocks this fall, plenty...

Monster Hunter World preps November Resident Evil collab, counts 14M sales

If you twist them enough, the parallels between single-player zombie horror series Resident Evil and multiplayer action RPG Monster Hunter: World can be...
We all remain. We do not become.

World of Warcraft previews patch 8.3, Visions of N’Zoth, and plans Dire Maul for WoW Classic October 15

Hard on the heels of World of Warcraft patch 8.2.5 comes the reveal of patch 8.3, Visions of N'Zoth, the next (and likely final)...

Camelot Unchained’s support class testing moves on to the Dark Fool

While the Minstrel class in Camelot Unchained is by no means finished, the weekly update now notes that the folks at City...

Pantheon’s Brad McQuaid’s recent dev blogs cover everything from PvP to instancing

Pantheon fans, if you haven't swung by the official site in a few days, you definitely should. Visionary Realms' Brad "Aradune" McQuaid...
Perplexing.

Wisdom of Nym: The space remaining in Final Fantasy XIV

If we get more than two more expansions in Final Fantasy XIV, we're going to be moving into some interesting territory: Players are at...
Good grief.

EVE Online previews its October patch and releases its monthly economic report

The October release approaches swiftly for EVE Online, with the update scheduled for October 8th (in the wee hours of the morning for...
The vista

WoW Classic continues un-layering layered servers, video examines WoW Classic’s meaningfulness

Blizzard continues to shut down layering across various realms in World of Warcraft: Classic, with another batch having deactivated the intentionally temporary...

The MOP Up: KurtzPel is getting a dash of Lime

KurtzPel is getting its newest hero, Lime, very soon, and to lead up to her release the game is winging a CP...
Don't worry, something will happen any day now.

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring EverQuest’s official soundtrack

It is fairly rare for an MMORPG to sell an official soundtrack these days unless the game is fairly prominent (i.e., Final Fantasy...

One Shots: Getting all down and cozy

I love a good cozy place in an MMO, moreso if it's got a fully stocked snack bar and some of my all-time favorite...
There is a metaphor here somewhere.

Battle Bards Episode 154: Death and decay

Get an early jump on Halloween with the Battle Bards, as they grab the nearest shovel and start unearthing all sorts of morbid and...
I circle the waterfront, I'm watching the sea.

WoW (Classic) Factor: The journal of Nieve Vinther – fourth entry

The night after my last entry, Ceilidh took me out to the shores of Loch Modan. It wasn't for an occasion or anything; we...

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG will be more than ‘just hack and slashing your way through levels’

Yesterday, we reported on something pretty thrilling for long-time MMORPG fans: Raph Koster, one of the brains behind classic MMORPG sandboxes Ultima Online...
This is not your house. This is a plaza. Get a house.

Final Fantasy XIV is adding more player housing wards with patch 5.1

If there's one recurring complaint about housing in Final Fantasy XIV (and there is), it's that there just aren't enough houses to go around....
Well, it's just a phase.

World of Warcraft: Classic should be getting Phase 2 before the end of the year

Now don't panic, folks; if you haven't gotten everything you wanted to do in Phase 1 of World of Warcraft: Classic accomplished just yet,...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMO roleplay servers

An MOP reader named Thierry recently pointed us to a brewing storm in the World of Warcraft Classic community: In a nutshell, the...
Pictured? Not me.

Final Fantasy XI plans for Monk and Dragoon improvements in its October version update

Isn't it nice when you get something good by association? The next major patch for Final Fantasy XI is scheduled for October, and...

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