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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.

Desert Oasis: Checking back in on Black Desert Mobile, almost one year later

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It's been a while since I checked in on Black Desert Mobile for Desert Oasis. In fact, I haven't really played it since...
EVE Online

EVE Online raises prices on Steam, plans to expand its Abyssal Deadspace system

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CCP Games and Pearl Abyss are making some tweaks to EVE Online's business model with price increases to some of the game's bundles...
It's a... you know.

First impressions: Small World of Warcraft is a fun boardgame with a touch of Azerothian flavor

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One of the interesting things about this job is that I am pretty regularly presented with a new set of things to review and...
Happy holidaysish.

The Daily Grind: At what point do you consider an MMO ‘beaten?’

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"They're MMOs!" I can hear you saying as you read the title up there. "They're designed to never be beaten or finished!" OK, OK, I...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 287: Rep grind

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WoW Shadowlands, SWG Legends, Fallout 76, Path of Exile, and Crypto Space Commander, with mailbox topics on MMO roleplay and a 10-part quick lighting round.
Skeeorch.

EVE Online rolls out the first phase of quantum cores with today’s patch

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Structures in EVE Online should not be haphazardly deployed as bait for confusion. That's the basic idea behind the addition of quantum cores, putting...
Welcome to funky town.

Final Fantasy XIV brings a fresh batch of Ishgard restoration with patch 5.31

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It's time once more for rebuilding the Firmament in Final Fantasy XIV, as the latest patch has launched today and brings with it...
Money dollars.

Jukebox Heroes: Six great ArcheAge tunes

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ArcheAge is well-known for being one of the more beautiful MMO game worlds out there, but does its music stack up in comparison?...
Alas and alack.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s second season of crafting PvP

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Let's call this side of Ishgard Restoration what it is, yes? This is Final Fantasy XIV giving people another form of PvP in...

World of Warcraft polls players about the game’s next free sparklepony

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Citing a "spirit of unity" with World of Warcraft players through a difficult year, Blizzard announced on the site that it is going...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s Stonethorn DLC arrives on consoles

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Good news for the patient and long-suffering Elder Scrolls Online console players: The game's latest DLC and patch have finally arrived following the...

The Game Archaeologist: Mirrorworld

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In this column, we have previously journeyed to lands where you saw not with your eyes, but with your imagination. I speak, of course,...

One Shots: Bow before Zuul!

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We've all certainly met plenty of kings, queens, and other rulers in MMOs, and as a greater community, we've come to one unified opinion...
Different kitty.

The Daily Grind: What lessons hath WoW Classic taught us?

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You might have missed it, but WoW Classic just celebrated its first anniversary this past week. It was a huge and slightly messy...
We represent the short-term planning guild!

World of Warcraft Classic’s smaller servers are not getting the help they need for the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort

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The next phase of World of Warcraft Classic content updates will bring in Naxxramas, which is something you would like to have following the opening...

Global Chat: New World might be worth the wait

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One opinion I've seen echoed across many corners of our community is that New World is actually shaping up to be a pretty decent...

Casual space sandbox CSC aka Crypto Space Commander launches on Steam with a dash of Star Trek

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If you yearn for the stars yet are put off by the complexity and coldness of games like Star Citizen and EVE...

WildStar’s composer creates a brand-new music track for terminally ill player

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For those of you who traveled in WildStar's orbit back in the day, you may remember a guy named Avidguru. Avid hosted...

Massively Overthinking: How we deal with burning out of MMOs

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Back in August, MOP's own Justin wrote a piece on his Bio Break blog about moderation in gaming that resonated with me. He...
Keep it going, keep it going, keep it going, full stop.

Final Fantasy XI previews the story and battles getting added with its September update

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It's just about time for the newest update to Final Fantasy XI, and that also means new story content with the next installment...

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