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‘Buy-to-play’ is a term that refers to games that have box or download fees associated with them but do not incur a mandatory subscription. Some have optional subscriptions and are more properly referred to as hybrid B2P. Most have cash shops and microtransactions.

Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons challenge mode strike missions will ‘feel like proper raid bosses’

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If strike missions in Guild Wars 2 are your jam, you're going to want to take a peek at the dev blog ArenaNet's Encounters...

Elite Dangerous adds four-person multicrew, new missions, and megaship interiors to Odyssey

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Today is a big ol' bit of updatin' for the space sandbox of Elite: Dangerous. Not only does today mark the launch of Update...
You got boring real fast.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 344: Elyon’s infinite silence

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Justin and Colin discuss Elyon's launch, Guild Wars 2's elite specs, Fallen Earth, World of Warcraft 9.1.5, and Legends of Aria, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, GW2, and LOTRO, plus mailbag topics on cinematic trailers, MMO hype, and weapons we miss from dead MMOs.

Lost Ark plots a course for beta, lays out its monetization and currency plans

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Amazon-published Korean MMORPG Lost Ark published two documents for prospective players this week, addressing both how the upcoming closed beta will play out as...

Choose My Adventure: LOTRO’s fall festival rekindled my love for all things Tolkien

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All right, that was a nice detour. It was going to be a long run in Lord of the Rings Online, so it was...

Elder Scrolls Online previews the armory system coming in Update 32

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We're just a week away from Elder Scrolls Online's Deadlands drop on PC, but it's always worth remembering that the DLC isn't the only...

Guild Wars 2’s third End of Dragons elite spec beta begins today

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Happy beta day, my lovely Guild Wars 2 people. Yep, the third End of Dragons beta is officially going live today. (Expect it around...

Elder Scrolls Online highlights the locations and creatures of the Deadlands zone

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If you think you've seen everything possible out of a Daedric prince's zone in Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, the devs of Elder Scrolls Online would...
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What we learned from Guild Wars 2’s Specter, Untamed, and Mechanist elite specs stream

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The final round of Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons elite specializations was demonstrated for viewers on ArenaNet's Guild Chat stream this past Friday...

One Shots: Marinating in Halloween

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Yes, yes, I know you saw the headline and can't wait for some tricks and treats, but we have some business to take care...

Guild Wars 2 hosts community-led Halloween and cancer fundraising events

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While there are certainly events that happen in Guild Wars 2 in an official capacity, there's also no shortage of events spearheaded by the...
Technopathological.

Lawful Neutral: Managing toxicity in the MMO industry

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When I'm playing games, I make a lot of use of the reporting function. If I see a moonkin zerg farming a spot in...

Guild Wars 2 recaps botched world restructuring beta, targets November 12 for second attempt

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A month ago, Guild Wars 2 began and then aborted a botched test for its World Restructuring system for WvW. This week, ArenaNet has...

The Daily Grind: Does New World need mounts?

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Earlier this week, we ran a Daily Grind on walking in MMOs, and I happened to mention New World as a game where walking...

Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs have endings – or at least end points?

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I suspect most MMO players are going to read that question and immediately balk at it. We think of MMOs as being defined in...

Destiny 2’s two new Witch Queen dungeons will require a separate purchase to access

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When you buy in to an expansion, you expect to be purchasing a few things like new areas, new skills, and maybe some new...

Guild Wars 2 reveals the Engineer’s Mechanist spec, details next week’s beta

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ArenaNet is taking the wraps off its ninth and final elite spec for Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons today: It's the Engineer's Mechanist,...

Massively Uplifting: Warframe fights cancer, Square Enix helps the Red Cross, and Extra Life 2021 looms

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Summer has ended, school has started, and now the leaves have begun to fall as the air turns cooler. It's a time of coziness...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: A completely accurate 10-point summary of MMO history

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History! Let's be real here, it's pretty damn boring. No one cares about it, and it all happened beforehand, so why is any of...

Guild Wars 2 reveals the bunny-thumping Untamed, the Ranger’s End of Dragons elite spec

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Today's Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons elite spec reveal is going to be of particular note to Classic Guild Wars fans: It's the...

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