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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.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 201: Under siege from new content

Justin and Bree discuss holiday events across the MMO world, PlanetSide Arena, SWTOR's Jedi Under Siege, Elite Dangerous, EverQuest, LOTRO, and Pantheon, with mailbag questions on MMO-like communities and ditching MMO quests.

Massively OP’s 2018 MMO Video Game Music Awards

We have been talking a lot about what we've been playing this year and what we're looking forward to in 2019 and beyond, but...

One Shots: Adventures beyond worlds

"Hey," said Rafael. "Who said there isn’t any exploring on Blade and Soul, huh? Look at this secret place in Solak. Just found...

Guild Wars and Elder Scrolls franchise composer Jeremy Soule starts Patreon for exclusive music

It's not really a holiday season around Massively OP if we're not asking that annual question, "What is composer Jeremy Soule up to these...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...

Midweek Mop Up: GTAO, Ubisoft, Path of Exile, Heroes & Generals, Foxhole, Vindictus, Crew 2, War of Rights, and more

It would not be unfair to say that this week has been one of the most news-heavy weeks of the year, to the point...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

Destiny 2 rings in the holidays with the Dawning event

After all the trials and tragedies that have befallen them over the course of Forsaken, Destiny 2's Guardians could use a bit...

Elder Scrolls Online’s winter holiday festival arrives Thursday

Tamriel is cozying up this winter with the return of The New Life Festival in The Elder Scrolls Online. The fun kicks off...

Elite Dangerous’ Beyond – Chapter Four is live today with exploration, background sim, and guilds

The fourth chapter of Elite Dangerous' Beyond campaign is live today, and if it seems as if we've been covering it forever, that's...

Guild Wars 2’s next living story episode will not make 2018, but Wintersday is live today

If for some reason you still thought there was a chance that ArenaNet could push out Guild Wars 2's next living story...

The Stream Team: Guild Wars 2 bunny or bust

Before she really gets in the jumping puzzle spirit, Massively OP's MJ needs to spend time with an expert jumper: a bunny mount. Her...

Elder Scrolls Online attempts to fix lag as fans petition to immortalize Grandma Shirley in TES6

Update 4.2.11 is live for The Elder Scrolls Online, bringing with it some improvements for the game's Mac client as well as a...

One Shots: Our favorite screenshots of 2018

As we begin to put a big bow on 2018 and send it off to wherever years are stored -- VH1, we assume --...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

Even Fallout 76’s ticket system is a buggy mess: A customer support loophole was leaking personal info

Did you think Bethsoft's Fallout 76 woes couldn't get anymore woeful? You lack imagination. According to multiple Reddit and forum posts collected by...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMORPGs at the end of 2018

Another year is coming to a close! That means we're doing all of our usual end-of-year recaps, and that also means that we're once...
I made you this. Use it.

Elder Scrolls Online is running another free-play promo this weekend

If you've somehow avoided buying The Elder Scrolls Online during one of its many "but seriously, the game is like 10 bucks" sales,...

Guild Wars 2’s Wintersday events arrive next week

Winter is coming! And so is Wintersday, at least in Guild Wars 2. ArenaNet anounced today that it'll deck out Divinity's...

Destiny 2 previews some new weapons arriving with The Black Armory

Tomorrow, Bungie will be unlocking the gates to Destiny 2's Black Armory, which will be bringing with it new missions, new locations,...

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