Subscription fees have been a hotbutton topic among MMOG enthusiasts in Western markets ever since Guild Wars broke the subscription barrier in 2005. Short of the usual rants or rationalizations of subscription fees, today's Loading... looks at what goes into a subscription fee, what players get out of it, and asks whether our issue is the fee itself, or the online community we're made to pay the price of admission for. That in today's Loading... Subscription Friction.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Jeff's interest in online games stretches back to organizing neighborhood Unreal tournaments as a teenager, but when a college roommate introduced him to EverQuest, an interest became an obsession. Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game since.