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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.

One Shots: Spit take

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If my experience with that giant camel at Aladdin's Flying Carpets at Disney World is any indication, all dromedaries are jerks that want to...

The Game Archaeologist: Deadlands Legends, the western MMO that never saw the light of day

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The saying goes that there is nothing new under the sun. So while you probably can't write an original setting that's never been seen...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO class makes you feel overpowered?

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Obviously, we here at MOP love anything overpowered -- including frappes, meme wars, and MMORPG classes. Sometimes it doesn't even take numerically superior stats...

EVE Echoes provides an overview of how the in-game economy operates

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Money makes the world go round, or at least in the case of EVE Echoes, it's ISK. The grinding gears of the ISK...

Yes, CCP London is still working on an unannounced new online title (or titles)

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The HR department over at CCP London is looking pretty busy in recent days. The satellite branch of CCP Games has kicked out another...
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Final Fantasy XIV has cancelled its European fan festival for February 2021

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This is probably not a surprise given what happened before, but Final Fantasy XIV fans will not be gathering in Europe for a convention.
Swing and a hit, but also a miss.

World of Warcraft director Ion Hazzikostas promises to reverse the Shadowlands ability limitation

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It was just yesterday that people found out World of Warcraft: Shadowlands had made a change to Covenant abilities by limiting them to...
I circle the waterfront, I'm watching the sea.

WoW Factor: The problem with World of Warcraft’s storytelling

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Back a long while ago, when I reviewed the prequel novel for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, I noted that my general policy has...

Pathfinder Online is still alive, and the devs are embracing the cloud

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Pathfinder Online is transitioning to the cloud, and no, that's not a euphemism for ascending to heaven because Pathfinder Online is still alive...
We were born to run.

Final Fantasy XIV previews its next major patch, Futures Rewritten, in its newest live letter

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The next patch for Final Fantasy XIV isn't coming out until December, but the latest live letter from producer and director Naoki Yoshida has...
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World of Warcraft’s free-to-level-20 edition is about to get a ton more content

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With next week's World of Warcraft: Shadowlands pre-patch, the overall value of the game is about to take a jump up....

The Daily Grind: Is there a location you wish your fave MMO could explore – but never will?

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I have two examples in mind for today's Daily Grind. The first, of course, is Cantha: I've been a broken record on wanting the...

World of Warcraft drops Shadowlands pre-patch notes, merges Battle for Azeroth into sub

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We've got a bundle of World of Warcraft news here to cap off your Thursday. First, if all the jeering for Battle for Azeroth...
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Final Fantasy XIV previews the Bozjan Southern Front and further Dragonsung Tool upgrades

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Players in Final Fantasy XIV will get an upgrade next week for whatever they're wielding in their main hands. No, really; when patch 5.35...
One voice or several dozen.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands disables covenant abilities outside of the Shadowlands in the latest build

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One element of recent World of Warcraft expansions that has come under popular discussion is the concept of "borrowed power," referring to mechanical systems...

‘One of the largest PvP battles ever to occur in video game history’ just happened in EVE Online

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The biggest clash this week might not have been on the debate stage but rather in a video game. Over 8,806 EVE Online...

The Stream Team: Conjurer class questing in FFXIV

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After poking back into FFXIV for its 10th anniversary, Massively OP's MJ yearned for more adventures on her Miqo'te, so she's nabbed Chris to...
No expression.

World of Warcraft will still offer 100% drop rates for raid-dropped mounts in the Shadowlands pre-patch

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One of the big things that World of Warcraft players have been advised to get done before the launch of the Shadowlands pre-patch is...

Baldur’s Gate 3 has officially entered early access – with multiplayer (kinda)

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With Cyberpunk 2077, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and Baldur's Gate 3 coming out this fall, it's certainly shaping up to be the season...
Can I come out yet?

Massively OP Podcast Episode 291: Day of Delays

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Shadowlands' and Magic Legends' delays, Torchlight 3's planned launch, PlanetSide 2's big patch, Skyforge's Switch announcement, and HEX's sunset, with a Daily Grind lightning round and mailbag topics on feelung untethered from MMOs, live podcasts, and MMO dailies.

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