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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.

Stick and Rudder: Nine non-combat activities to enjoy in Elite Dangerous

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I’m horrible at combat in Elite Dangerous. It took me several tries to get past the bot in the combat tutorial. Not the...
May foulness attend thee.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best-value MMOs at the start of 2021

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What exactly is value, especially when it comes to MMOs? We all know what the word means, but the thing about "best value" is that...

The Blackwood chapter will headline Elder Scrolls Online’s Gates of Oblivion year, launching in June

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Here we go, folks: Tonight we're finally getting some hard details on what The Elder Scrolls Online is up to in 2021, courtesy...
Well, I guess.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 306: Money makes the MMOs go ’round

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Justin and Bree discuss Pantheon, the KingsIsle and Jagex buyouts, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbox topics on underwater combat and choosing between MMO subs.

Guild Wars 2 game designer Keaven Freeman announces his departure from ArenaNet

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It looks like ArenaNet is losing yet another member of its team. Guild Wars 2 game designer Keaven Freeman unveiled on his...

Battle Bards Episode 185: Taking Flight

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Flying has always been both beloved and controversial in MMORPGs, but no matter what your stance on it, at least you can agree that...

One Shots: A good day to respawn

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You'd think it would be mentally exhausting to be a Klingon, what with waking up every morning fully expecting to die and looking for...

Blizzard absorbs 200 Activision employees following merge of rumored Diablo II remaster team

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The Blizzard family got a whole lot bigger this past week. Games Industry reported that the World of Warcraft developer absorbed 200...

Destiny 2 adds a Hawkmoon catalyst quest, discusses seasonal activity length and Umbral Engrams’ return

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Bungie's latest weekly update is once more full of information about what's new and incoming for Destiny 2. In this week's post,...

The Daily Grind: Do you reroll the same MMO classes over and over?

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There's a whole group of MMO players who have always fascinated me: the type who keep rerolling the same characters over and over. For...

Massively Overthinking: Retaking Quantic’s survey to determine our ‘gamer type’

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Five years ago - yes, it's been that long! - we did an Overthinking in which our staff all took Quantic's...
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Elite: Dangerous encourages players to choose the location of the Galactic Summit

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The first Galactic Summit of the the three major galactic powers in Elite: Dangerous is going to be happening soon, and players are getting...

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of MMO loot I’m always thrilled to get

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Loot's not something that I see discussed much these days among MMO players. It's probably because loot's been around since the beginning of online...

The Stream Team: Don’t let loose the Beast of War in Guild Wars 2

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Massively OP's MJ has now gathered Joku's army to lead into battle against Balthazar, and her team is finishing preparations to to meet...

PSA: The Elder Scrolls Online is offering a free trial of its ESO Plus subscription

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If you've already bought The Elder Scrolls Online and are curious about the benefits of subscribing to the game but aren't too keen...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 305: Restoring faith

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Justin and Bree discuss Elite Dangerous' Odyssey delay, LOTRO's latest mishaps, Guild Wars 2 Power, Pirate101 and the KingsIsle sale, and FFXIV's Ishgard restoration, with a Daily Grind blitz and mailbag topics on WoW Shadowlands, seeing how the sausage is made, and lifeskill-centric MMOs.

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga: Power

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2021 promises to be an exciting year for Guild Wars 2 fans, with an expansion looming on the horizon. Before we head to...

The Stream Team: Meeting up in Elder Scrolls Online’s Midnight Barrow

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Massively OP's MJ is going back to Elder Scrolls Online's Greymoor to continue the work in eradicating the Grey Host. She'll be meeting up...

One Shots: The magical land of candy

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We would all like to think that, given the opportunity, we would be brave adventurers in fantasy lands, venturing forth to slay dragons and...

Destiny 2 offers a look at changes to various reward sources and Stasis skills in PvP

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The weekly newsletter from Bungie is back after the holiday break, and in this first digest of 2021, players of Destiny 2...

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