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World of Warcraft Will Be Free, FFXIV's Launch and Dragon's Prophet! - The Daily XP August 27th
World of Warcraft is still considered to be the most successful subscription MMO of all time but recent comments from lead designer, Tom Chilton, has led many to believe a free-to-play announcement could be coming in the near future. The naysayers have been out in force this year as Blizzard's leading MMO game has already seen a loss of over a million players but despite that World of Warcraft still boasts a player base almost 8 million strong.
During a recent interview with Tom Chilton Polygon discovered that the lead designer and Blizzard are not totally against the free-to-play revolution:
"For Blizzard it makes sense [to go free-to-play] at some point. But a lot of the risk is in making that transition. You hear stories about developers going free-to-play and getting double the number of players, but you don't always know it works out that way and how long it stays that way. We really don't know what the rate is before people drop off and lose interest."
It's not exactly confirmation but a declining player base combined with new competition in the likes of The Elder Scrolls Online and Black Desert could be enough to sway Blizzard into the free-to-play market.
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Ten Of The Best MMORPG Songs Ever Heard
In many ways, an MMO is only as good as its music. Many of the best and most memorable moments in an MMO invariably have a song associated with them; a piece of music which brings the memories flooding back the moment it reaches one's ears. Today, I'd like to pay homage to some of those songs - and some of those moments. Here, for your listening pleasure (and in no particular order, I assure you) is a list of some of the best songs ever heard in an MMO.
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Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Monday April 14th. Today Kirk discusses World of Darkness, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen and SMITE.
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We saw some huge announcements at this years PAX East but few bigger than the information revealed for the first Adventure Mode in Hearthstone, the Curse of Naxxramas.
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Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Friday, April 11th. Today Ayodele discusses Ghost Recon Phantoms, Hearthstone and Electronic Arts.
World Of Tanks Celebrating 3 Years In Style
Wargaming.net today revealed an exciting list of events to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the explosive multiplayer combat MMO, World of Tanks.