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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.

Needs more space dragons.

EVE Online’s Carnyx update goes live on June 2nd

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Players excited for the Sovereignty overhaul coming to EVE Online need only wait a couple of days more before it rolls onto the live...

The Daily Grind: Will you play WildStar once it’s free-to-play?

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Ever since the rumors began that WildStar was about to flip the switch on a new free-to-play business model, I've been pondering whether I'll...

WildStar’s free-to-play shift: Too little or just enough?

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WildStar has taken a drubbing in its first year of operation, and much as I don't like saying so, it's deserved it. The game...

WildStar is going free-to-play this autumn

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Critics, current players, former players, people who had briefly heard about the title from friends and family - a lot of people didn't think...

Massively Opinionated: Which MMO is the stickiest?

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In this episode, Larry, Tina, Cosmic Engine, and Jason debate what makes MMORPGs sticky and which game has done it the best.

The Daily Grind: If it were 2003 again, which MMO would you play?

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Fun hypothetical: Let's say that all of us -- including Massively Overpowered -- were thrown back in time 12 years to 2003. There's no...
Try to actually get a whole lot of things done at once while panicking, that's the option I apparently don't get to avoid.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward site updates with new lore

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Ready for Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion? You're going to have to wait just a little while longer, since early access starts on June...
It's not just me, right?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV is ready to expand

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There's a phrase that gets passed around my house frequently these days, and the phrase is "expansion mode." I have two characters locked into...

MMO Week in Review: Blizzard doesn’t want your money (May 24, 2015)

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Too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in Review! Were you one...

Guild Chat: The layout, usage, and manners of voice chat

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Welcome along to Guild Chat, my own wee place in the 'webs in which we can discuss all things guilds and club together to...

World of Warcraft: No flying in Draenor, perhaps forever

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World of Warcraft player pilots are officially grounded for the indefinite future. Lead Designer Ion Hazzikostas said that while Blizzard was originally looking at turning...
No, you don't have to feud with monsters.

Pathfinder Online expands holding and adds company feuds

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If there's another group of players in Pathfinder Online and you hate their stupid faces, the most recent patch to the game's Early Enrollment...
You were a pretty place.

World of Warcraft shakes up itemization in its next patch

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If you had been under the impression that World of Warcraft's personal loot was already equivalent in reward amounts to group loot, well... maybe...
Let's make it prettier again.

EVE Online sheds some light on… texture lighting

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Players spend a lot of time staring at the hulls of their EVE Online ships, so it makes sense to make those ships as...

Uematsu’s Dragonsong is the theme for FFXIV’s Heavensward expansion

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Did you catch that new Final Fantasy XIV trailer that Square Enix released today? It's called Dragonsong and it's the main theme song from...
UO Age of Shadows

Ultima Online seeks players for expansion focus group

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Ultima Online producer Bonnie Armstrong has put out a call for player focus testers. Broadsword is searching for somewhere in the neighborhood of 250...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s endgame dungeons, from launch to present

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It's crazy to realize that Final Fantasy XIV has added more dungeons via patches in a year and a half than World of Warcraft has...

Dark Age of Camelot throws Memorial Day bonus weekend

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Dark Age of Camelot fans might want to adjust their plans for the upcoming holiday weekend in the US, as Broadsword is turning on...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Expanding into Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns

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When Guild Wars 2's expansion was announced, most of the questions on our lips were permutations of "What's the new level cap?" and "What...
El barfo.

World of Warcraft previews the pets of patch 6.2

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There's no reason to ask about whether or not you're looking forward to World of Warcraft's next major patch; if you're playing the game,...

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