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.

Strategy space sim Pixel Starships starts early access alpha this month

If you're anything like some of us and you're a sucker for cutaway management games like FTL, Fallout Shelter, and Star Command, then you...
This wasn't it, Chief.

Pathfinder publishes early enrollment version 10.1

GoblinWorks has released version 10.1 of Pathfinder Online's early enrollment, according to a company tweet this afternoon. The patch updates the fantasy sandbox's area-of-effect...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: The state of Final Fantasy XIV’s tanks

I don't generally like "ranking" classes. The best tanking option in Final Fantasy XIV is the one that you like playing the most, and...
Let's do this old gag again.

Gamescom 2015: Blizzard answers more World of Warcraft: Legion questions

Everyone who cares about World of Warcraft wants to know more about Legion, even though the details are likely to remain vague for the...

EVE Evolved: CCP can’t just focus on EVE Online any more

The recent announcement of arcade shooter EVE: Gunjack for the Samsung Gear VR has prompted some pretty interesting negative responses from gamers this week. There's...

Order & Chaos 2: Redemption announced for mobile

"We thought we were saving the world, but we were all deceived." Mobile World of Warcraft clone Order & Chaos Online is getting a sequel...

The Mop Up: FEAR is dead edition

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...

One Shots: First steps into a greater world

Do you miss Vanguard? It's been a while now since that particular fantasy world closed its doors to players, but warm memories of the...

Nexus Telegraph: Four things that have me excited about WildStar’s F2P patch

Hot dog! This past week's stress test of the new fall patch for WildStar (it doesn't have a name yet, and Carbine is getting...

Champions Online’s lifetime sub goes on sale

Even superheroes deserve a break now and then. Champions Online is temporarily reducing the cost of its lifetime subscription with a month-long sale, giving...

Neverwinter introduces scaling subscription VIP program

Free-to-play Neverwinter has decided to dip its toes in the neighboring pool of subscriptions, as Cryptic announced that it's now offering a VIP membership...

The Daily Grind: Do MMO studios discriminate against character races?

Call me silly if you like (or call me maybe), but I do believe that studios consciously discriminate against some of their very own...
Demon Hunters HATE this holiday

Gamescom 2015: More details on World of Warcraft: Legion

It's only been a day since the announcement of World of Warcraft: Legion, but fans are already eager to learn more about the expansion....
When it comes.

WoW Factor: Analyzing Legion with a critical eye

All right, let me just say for the record that when it comes to this expansion, my speculation last week was meant as just...
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Camelot Unchained launches community modding effort

The team behind Camelot Unchained wants the game to have a solid, modifiable interface. That's a commendable goal, but it's also something that's hard...

The Daily Grind: What would entice you back to WoW?

While a number of our writers and many of our readers are fans of World of Warcraft, it's no secret that a lot of...

Massively Overthinking: The first VR MMO

In this edition of Massively Overthinking, Kickstarter backer Yinta wants to talk about virtual reality. "When will we see the first VR MMO?" So let's tackle...

World of Warcraft announces Legion expansion with Demon Hunter class, Broken Isles continent; beta this year

The liveblog is after the cut. Here are the highlights! Blizzard has just announced World of Warcraft's next expansion: Legion. Blizzard's Tom Chilton says that...

We would totally play World of Warcraft: The Beach Party expansion

This video "leaked" by YouTuber Scott Leyes is seriously the World of Warcraft expansion cinematic trailer. Seriously. Man, PvP dance-offs would be awesome. Hat tip to...
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Final Fantasy XI’s August update arrives today

The end is swiftly approaching for Final Fantasy XI - not a shutdown, but the end of the game's active story and content additions....