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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.

Dual Universe hires former CCP technical director as its chief technical officer

Talk about a wealth of experience in internet spaceship sandbox development. Dual Universe developer Novaquark has hired CCP's former technical director Högni Gylfason...

EVE Online will run a PLEX for GOOD charity campaign to support victims of Australian bushfires

On this week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I answered an email from an Australian reader (hi Jack!) and mused on how odd...

Perfect Ten: Upcoming MMOs to watch in 2020

There is a great feeling of flipping a calendar over to a fresh year, isn't there? All that promise and potential spread out in...
Eyes cream.

World of Warcraft previews the upcoming bosses and rewards of Ny’alotha, the Waking City

Pop that Cypress Hill CD in the boombox because it's time for adventurers to just go out of their minds in World of Warcraft. Or......

Rend studio Frostkeep has apparently suffered a round of layoffs

It looks as if Frostkeep Studios is suffering some downsizing this week. Evan "Scapes" Berman, a producer for the MMO studio and a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 254: New year mysteries

Justin and Bree discuss Ashes of Creation, Camelot Unchained, Guild Wars, the Bless franchise, City of Heroes, LOTRO, SWG Legends, and The Witcher, with mailbag topics on CoH on console, PlanetSide's mismanagement, and a celebratory haiku that prompts some follow-up site discussion!

EVE Echoes’ open beta comes to a close with a big event on January 10

It's been about a month since EVE Echoes hit open beta, and we hope you got enough time in it because CCP...
This isn't it.

World of Warcraft gets mounts and a new PvP season ready for next week’s update

World of Warcraft players are about to start off the new year with a bang, thanks to next week's release of Patch...
There is actually quite a lot of this.

Wisdom of Nym: The lore deep cuts we know of in Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

There's lots of lore to unpack in Final Fantasy XIV. Seriously, I could write a lot about it because the game sets up lots...

J Todd Coleman promises Crowfall will be ‘the most strategic virtual universe’, hints at launch details

A tweet from Crowfall prompted some responses from creative director J Todd Coleman that could perhaps perk a couple of ears, offering...

One Shots: Unlicensed fantasy motorists

I've been saying it for years, but just because these are fictional virtual worlds doesn't mean that MMOs should be free from regulations and...

Into the Super-verse: What superhero MMOs offer that other games don’t

When I was in high school, the Console Wars were heating up between SEGA and Nintendo. I'm afraid to report that many of my...

RIFT players sponsor an elaborate contest to build cave dimensions

Yesterday, we watched in bemusement as our piece about MMOs people want to play in 2020 blew up on Twitter, specifically with former

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2019

Last year, I counted it up: The first Daily Grind on Massively was written on November 3rd, 2007, one day after Old Massively...

YouTuber examines why vanilla World of Warcraft dungeons were so long

For the old and grizzled World of Warcraft vets, dungeon delves were a longer process than they are nowadays. Why was that, exactly?...
Making problems for ourselves!

Fun fact: Google search trends don’t tell you bupkis about MMO popularity

You know what the surest sign of an MMO's popularity is? Whether or not World of Warcraft fans are defensive about its popularity. That...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2020

All right, 2019. We're done with you. We're moving on. We're in a whole new decade. We've got a brand-new year full of new...
It's neverending.

Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI offer new year’s greetings

The new year has arrived once again, and for fans of Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI that means letters from the producers...

Camelot Unchained to reveal a ‘massive, immersive experience’ this month

What will the new year bring for the long-awaited, long-brewing Camelot Unchained? You might find out sooner rather than later according to...
Oh, COME ON, what did that accomplish?

Vague Patch Notes: How to make your corner of the MMO space more pleasant

It's 2020, people - let's do this. What do I mean by this? Unscrew our MMO living space. That one's a lot more fun...

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