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.

Camelot Unchained’s testers have placed over a billion building blocks

The latest Camelot Unchained update is all about the C.U.B.E. -- that is, the Camelot Unchained Building Environment. The player building tool has just...

The Game Archaeologist: Puzzle Pirates

Up until this point in my life, Puzzle Pirates has always been that "Oh yeah, that actually exists!" game to me. Even when I...

The Daily Grind: Show us your favorite MMORPG outfit!

I'm willing to guess that more than a few of you spend gobs of time in MMOs assembling the perfect outfits to wow, shock, or...
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Final Fantasy XIV unveils its trailer for patch 3.3

You've heard about everything that's coming with Final Fantasy XIV's next major patch. The Final Steps of Faith. The Weeping City of Mhach. Sohr...

EVE Online war update: The Imperium loses its territory

Last month we brought you several war reports from the massive EVE Online conflict that's come to be known as World War Bee. After years of...

Massively Overthinking: The stories inside MMORPGs

This week's topic comes to us from one of our dear Patrons, Roger. "I love stories, and some games tell great stories. MMOs have trouble...

Mark Kern says he’d buy Firefall back if it sunsets

Mark Kern, most recently recalled to MMORPG audiences for volunteering himself as a spokesperson in the Nostalrius World of Warcraft vanilla server ordeal, told...
It's coming down.

Final Fantasy XIV previews the Weeping City and the Final Steps of Faith

The story of Final Fantasy XIV's current expansion began on the Steps of Faith that lead into Ishgard, marking the start of a journey...

The Daily Grind: Do we have a right to play the games we actually buy?

Yesterday's Extra Credits video sends the RC team diving into the Nostalrius issue, but don't start groaning yet: The video initially zips past the...
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Final Fantasy XIV brings a new event to the Gold Saucer

Has your fervor for the Gold Saucer died down a bit? It's understandable if it has. That emporium of minigames and fantastic prizes hasn't...
Holy arts.

World of Warcraft’s latest patch aims to clean up low-level play

The lower levels of World of Warcraft are kind of a mess and a half. Once you get to Outland at 60 or so,...
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The first Warcraft movie reviews are in, and they’re not good

It may be that you were still holding on to some hope somewhere in your mind that Warcraft was going to be a good...
You're so cool you're chilly.

WildStar is apparently hitting Steam on June 1st (Update: Maybe not?)

WildStar's Steam page has been updated with an apparent launch date: June 1st. The Steam page itself went live sans promises back in April, but...

The Daily Grind: What race are you dying to play in your MMORPG?

There are few things more aggravating than to see an awesome race in your MMO -- and then being told that you can't play...

Global Chat: Snap judgments of Overwatch

The talk of the blogger town has definitely been abuzz with impressions, thoughts, and snap judgments of Overwatch as it heads to release. Is...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 66: Meridian 59’s Brian Green

Justin interviews Brian Green, who's worked on Meridian 59, Storybricks, EverQuest Next, and Camelot Unchained in his long MMORPG career.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s lingering quality-of-life issues

The next big Final Fantasy XIV patch is bringing us flowerpots and new housing plots. These are both good things. The housing plot prices...
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Get the rundown on what we know of Camelot Unchained’s classes

Quickly, how much do you know about Camelot Unchained's classes? Do you know all of them? Do you know how they work? Would you...
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Final Fantasy XIV’s live letter reveals more about patch 3.3

The next major patch for Final Fantasy XIV is arriving on June 7th, and just like other patches, it's bringing quite a lot of...
The fun of getting lost, being upset, and getting annoyed.

The Daily Grind: How long do you expect a 2016 MMORPG to live?

One of the many features touted by Chronicles of Elyria is a 10-year storyline, over the span of which your characters will "die" probably 10...