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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.

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 and NCsoft...

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 champions? Then...

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 to work on the...
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 the company more...

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 subreddit...

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 bit....
It's coming down.

Final Fantasy XIV nerfs the Steps of Faith in 2.57 patch

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Are you stuck on the last part of Final Fantasy XIV's main scenario quest? The last trial introduced, Steps of Faith, is a pretty...

Elder Scrolls Online loses two key devs, WoW picks up Moorgard from EQ Next

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The MMO industry is a vibrant market that's always shifting as developers move between projects. So who has gone where lately? For starters, former EverQuest...
Oh, yeah, we sort of see it now.

Did you know Diablo III was once planned as an MMO?

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It's indisputable that World of Warcraft took a lot of nods from online Diablo II when it first launched. Sometimes, it almost seems as...
This is that ice-cold N. Yoshida, it's pure gold. This one's for them hyur girls, them roe girls, straight masterpieces.

Final Fantasy XIV is coming to Korea, keeping its subscription

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Final Fantasy XIV has been pleasing MMO audiences around the globe for nearly two years now. Except for those unfortunate South Korean franchise fans...
FFXI

Final Fantasy XI gets a new area

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Final Fantasy XI may be nearing maintenance mode after a long and illustrious career, but Square released details of a new explorable area for...
Barf barf barf.

An all-Death Knight party downs the current apex of World of Warcraft raiding

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So, what's the best group composition for endgame raiding in World of Warcraft? It looks like it's Death Knights. Just a bunch of Blood-spec...
Plenty.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s cross-class actions

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This past week, I did what I needed to do before Final Fantasy XIV's expansion Heavensward launches: I finished the main scenario questline on...

Week in Review: WoW slips to 7.1M subs [May 10, 2015]

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

MMO Mechanics: Three favourite action combat systems

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Virtually every MMO contains dangerous places that are filled with other players or NPCs that will attack characters on site, and many also feature...

The Daily Grind: Does WoW’s dramatic sub dip worry you?

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So World of Warcraft lost three million subs in the wake of Warlords of Draenor, bringing it back down to right about where it...

Massively Overthinking: The return of ‘consequences’ to MMOs

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes to us from Kickstarter donor Antonia "Toni" Phillips aka ToniLyran, who's hit on a sore point with our writers, it...

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