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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.

EVE Evolved: Building your own empire

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When CCP announced its far-reaching plans to overhaul EVE Online's territorial warfare gameplay, players were cautiously optimistic but understandably guarded. EVE's old...

The Daily Grind: What MMO gets you exploring?

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You want to hear something weird? For as much crap as WildStar got about its path system, I actually do love to explore...

Camelot Unchained’s Friday update talks blowing stuff up

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Mark Jacobs has posted Camelot Unchained's traditional Friday update. In it, he thanks a couple of backers for their gifts to the...

World of Warcraft dev attributes subscriber drop to ‘cyclical’ play patterns

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Losing three million subscribers? That might be a big thing to some people, but for World of Warcraft Lead Game Designer
lol

WoW Factor: A three million loss lesson

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It's been a little while, hasn't it, friends? In the time since I last penned WoW Factor (which missed an installment purely due...

Massively Overthinking: What would persuade you to play a classic MMO?

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For this edition of Massively Overthinking, Kickstarter donor Sargon wants us think back to 1997, when Ultima Online launched and parted MMOs from graphical...

Nexon revenues rise in early 2015

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After reading through Nexon's financial report for Q1 2015, one can imagine the company skipping along while whistling a merry tune. Yes,...

Perfect Ten: Future MMOs that I can’t wait to play

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I imagine that most of us have a future bucket list of MMOs that we wish would get here already. It wasn't but a...

World of Warcraft goes on the offensive against bots

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World of Warcraft botters, beware: Blizzard is coming after you hard. The studio said yesterday that it has leveled the banhammer...
I repent.

Rumor: Blade & Soul might be in internal testing for US release

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Hey, you all remember the guy causing a whole kerfluffle about the fact that WildStar is supposedly going free-to-play? Good times! But...

Raph Koster used MMO design to help revitalize a bar trivia game

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You might know Raph Koster from his MMO legacy as a designer on Ultima Online or Star Wars Galaxies, or perhaps...

Rumor: WildStar coming to Steam as a free-to-play title in August [Updated]

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WildStar is coming to Steam, according to third-party scraper site SteamDB.info. When and for how much is less clear, given that Carbine...

Heroes of the Storm devs talk Kael’Thas and character design

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Wondering how Blizzard's developers choose from the studio's incredible roster of characters and then crafted those selections into Heroes of the Storm's...

Massively Opinionated: EVE vs SWTOR vs The Plunderbund

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In this episode, Larry, Cosmic Engine, Brendan, and Redna debate MMORPG community platforms, guilds, and building strong communities.

EVE Online’s Matt Woodward defects to Albion Online

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EVE Online is less one developer today and Albion Online is richer by one, as Matt Woodward has jumped ship...
All right, the Lopp have some chops here too.

NCsoft Q1: Growth for Guild Wars 2, further deflation for WildStar

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NCsoft's first quarter financial report is out, and... you know, let's start with the good news. Guild Wars 2 is making...

Jukebox Heroes: How Elite: Dangerous’ music put me into a mild coma

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You know what gets me righteously angry? I shall tell you. I shall tell you, and then you shall share in my anger, you...
FLY, YOU FOOLS!

CCP extends EVE PLEX drive for latest Nepal quake

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Nepal can't seem to catch a break, as a second major earthquake has devastated the region two weeks after a quake killed over 8,000...

WildStar subreddit mod bans F2P and B2P discussions

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Hope you didn't have plans to talk about WildStar's possible conversion to a new business model on Reddit because one of the game's...

Tamriel Infinium: A guide to Elder Scrolls Online’s combat basics

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I was looking back through some of my posts about the Elder Scrolls Online, and I noticed that I've mentioned combat quite a...

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