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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.

EVE’s Aether Wars tech demo readies for its third phase and another world record attempt on Saturday

Want to be part of history? Then you're being called to participate in the third phase of the EVE Online Aether Wars tech...

Book of Travels talks roleplaying, meaning, and being an ‘oasis’ in a world of frenetic Steam games

A glossy spread in Killscreen may not be what anyone was expecting out of Might and Delight, the Swedish studio whose adorable little...
On all the consoles ever forever.

Naoki Yoshida hopes to have Final Fantasy XIV on the PlayStation 5

Let's get one thing out of the way right away: At this point, there's no confirmation that Final Fantasy XIV will be available...
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Speculating on Shadowlands’ release date using math

Gosh, I love doing these math columns. Not just because I enjoy math, although that's definitely a part of it; there's...
we's friemds

Legendary weapons and armor are available for transmog in World of Warcraft’s latest test patch build

Prepare to see a lot of pairs of Thunderfury in World of Warcraft. Seriously, a lot. You might argue that it's rare enough to see one,...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO were you hoping to hear much more about this year?

Going through our coverage of 2019's MMOs, I realized there are a bunch of games that have previously been on our "anticipated" lists that...

WoW Classic prepares for old-school battlegrounds next month

When it comes to PvP in WoW Classic, the honor system and battlegrounds are meant to go hand-in-hand. But while the honor...

Remembering the life and work of legendary MMO designer Brad ‘Aradune’ McQuaid

When the news hit last night, it brought everything to a screeching halt in the Massively OP office: At the age of 51,
Blorf

The Covenant abilities for Death Knights in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands have been revealed

When World of Warcraft: Shadowlands arrives, every individual class will be choosing between four different class-specific abilities via the Covenants. Of course, enterprising fans...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 247: Shopping for MMO guilds

Justin and Bree discuss Dark Age of Camelot, Path of Exile, DDO, WoW Classic, FFXIV on Xbox One, and Anthem, with a sponsored segment on Kingdom Under Fire 2, and mailbag topics on the feel of old MMOs and shopping for guilds.

Leaderboard: Are you still playing WoW Classic?

On today's MassivelyOP podcast, Justin and I briefly discuss WoW Classic and how quiet the buzz around it's gotten lately. It actually irks me...

The Stream Team: Dancing through some dailies in Final Fantasy XIV

MassivelyOP's Chris just has to dance. Don't worry, he's not actually going to be on camera and dancing -- nobody wants or needs to...

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the worst crafting – or none at all?

Earlier this fall, after Raph Koster announced his new MMO and investor funding, he did a flurry of interviews. In the bowels of...
Return from nothing.

World of Warcraft adds in catch-up gear tokens in the latest 8.3 test server patch build

So now you're level 120 in World of Warcraft and you want to start doing stuff. If you want to start doing stuff on...
Sorry about wrecking your stuff.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Ishgard restoration after the first phase

The biggest thing that disappointed me about the Ishgard restoration in Final Fantasy XIV was when it was clarified pretty early on that we...

WildStar’s Nexus Forever emulator previews a mostly functional housing system

Sure, WildStar had some endgame things like high-level Adventures, dungeons, and raids, but for many players (self included), the real endgame was housing....

Battle Bards Episode 156: Feeling blue

Is blue a color? An emotion? A song? An overused alien skin tone? One thing is for certain: Blue shows up an awful lot...

EVE Online catches players up on new tutorials, UI changes, and EVE Invasion

EVE Online is a bit late in kicking this video out, but if you happened to not be watching EVE Vegas this...

Global Chat: EverQuest II’s 15 years of being in WoW’s shadow

For just a few short weeks of its now 15-year lifespan, EverQuest II existed apart from a launched World of Warcraft. Then late November...

One Shots: The miseries of camping

Isn't camping wonderful? Reconnecting with nature, smelling like smoke, and sleeping with a canvas wall between you and predators? Obviously, it's not for everyone,...

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