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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.

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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Machinist needs a tune-up

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There are three roles in Final Fantasy XIV, but you could argue that one of those roles has three sub-roles. Sure, they all fall...

One Shots: Holding a torch for City of Heroes

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No, you're not seeing yet another ancient screenshot from the late, great City of Heroes. No, this is something far more recent and special....

Nexus Telegraph: Rethinking WildStar’s challenges

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Back when WildStar first launched, there was a rapid evolution of the general community opinion over challenges. Initially there was excitement over these on-the-spot...

World of Warcraft raiding guild wipes 472 times before beating mythic Hellfire raid

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How many times do you usually tolerate a full group wipe before calling it a night? Three? Four? Now imagine if your guild has...

Mark Jacobs explains Camelot Unchained’s beta delay, confirms game title [Updated]

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Camelot Unchained's Mark Jacobs has admitted to backers today that the first round of CU's beta, originally planned for August, will be delayed. Jacobs has...
This is not ambiguous. It actually seems pretty straightforward.

World of Warcraft’s patch 6.2.1 will let you betray your faction for queue times

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The factional split between the Horde and the Alliance in World of Warcraft has taken a drubbing for a while, simply because the two...

Raph Koster: Crowfall ‘can feel more like a living world’

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ArtCraft's Raph Koster is the star witness of an in-depth interview in which he discusses the development of Crowfall using the perspective of his...
Fight for control of meaningless space!

EVE Online details the ins and outs of Sovereignty

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The big focus in EVE Online recently has been Sovereignty, the process of taking control of the valuable resources in nullsec space. But how...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Trinity dependence in Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns

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I don't know about you lot, but I really enjoy ArenaNet's Points of Interest livestream that airs on its official Twitch channel. It contains a massive...

Warcraft movie footage smuggled from SDCC

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Well, you know that someone had to be the sneaky one and record the Warcraft movie footage from the San Diego Comic Con. And...

Dark Age of Camelot patched to 1.118 today

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Dark Age of Camelot got a new patch today. Version 1.118 allows players to form groups quicker thanks to some tweaks to the casual...

Global Chat: How Marvel Heroes made a dad a hero

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I love a good customer service story, because it reminds me that a lot goes right behind-the-scenes at MMOs that's hardly ever reported. Braxwolf...
Cool times.

World of Warcraft provides a guide to going back in time to the Nexus

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Being a mage wasn't a good thing back in World of Warcraft's second expansion, since the dragon aspect of magic had decided that mortal...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 22

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Justin and Bree discuss Trove's launch, Skyforge's early access, Star Citizen criticism, RaiderZ's sunset, SWTOR's halt to raids, and The Secret World's big grouping push, with mailbag questions on player frustration with WoW's Draenor content drop-off.
Soulful!

RIFT offers free patron time to everyone

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Do you like RIFT but lack the money or incentive to buy patron time in the game? Or do you just enjoy getting stuff...

You can’t see the new Warcraft trailer, but you can read about it

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Last week's San Diego Comic Con was of great interest to World of Warcraft fans, as Director Duncan Jones led a panel of the...

Pathfinder Online starts Wrath of Nhur Athemon event

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Just because Pathfinder Online is still in the early access phase doesn't mean that it can't throw an event or two into the mix. In...

Hearthstone drops more possible Argent Tournament clues

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Oh Hearthstone, you tease you! After delivering an announcement about an upcoming announcement, Blizzard posted a cryptic short story on the game's website that...
Different?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion endgame, three weeks in

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As of this writing, I haven't yet cleared Alexander. I've had other things to do, and while it might mean I'm ultimately one week...
Here we continue.

Final Fantasy XI previews the second part of its final story

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The next version update for Final Fantasy XI doesn't bring the end, but it does bring the continuation of the end. The second chapter...

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