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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.

Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

One Shots: Abusing emote spam

Emotes: They're a privilege, not a right. Well, they actually come pretty standard in most online games, so I guess they're more or less...

Guild Wars 2 subreddit goof helps re-confirm new ArenaNet game

A thread posted Friday on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit apparently went awry as players panicked under the mistaken belief that ArenaNet's Jennifer...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s Rich Lambert on the Dark Heart of Skyrim

At this week's live reveal of the Dark Heart of Skyrim for The Elder Scrolls Online, I had the chance to sit...

Elder Scrolls Online follows up Greymoor and Harrowstone announcements with ESO Plus free trial week

So Elder Scrolls Online is having a good week: Last night, ZeniMax laid out the year's theme, Dark Heart of Skyrim, and previewed...

Leaderboard: Have you ever failed MMO events on purpose – like for roleplaying’s sake?

Earlier this week, MOP's Sam Kash came into the MOP writing room cracking up over a thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders...

The Elder Scrolls Online announces Greymoor chapter, Harrowstorm DLC, and Dark Heart of Skyrim

As this afternoon's community event in Vegas, ZeniMax Online Studios formally announced the latest year-long theme for The Elder Scrolls Online, The...

Watch Elder Scrolls Online’s global reveal of The Dark Heart of Skyrim and 2020 content plans

UpdateThe keynote is over now - check out our full recap right here! Today's the big day for The Elder Scrolls Online, as...
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

Vague Patch Notes: Guild Wars 2 might be the MMO that defined the last decade

It's been about a week or so since we did our Overthinking on the best MMO of the decade, and I ultimately rattled...

Destiny 2 introduces a tantalizing new mystery in the Corridors of Time

It would appear that there's something afoot within Destiny 2 and its Corridors of Time location. A new quest that was stealthily introduced...

Guild Wars 2 previews Shadows in the Ice’s best features in new trailer

Here we go, folks - with the Lunar New Year festival underway in Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet is now turning its promotional...

The Stream Team: Exploring Elder Scrolls Online’s The Banished Cells

During last weekend's Elder Scrolls Online event, Massively OP's MJ experienced her first major dungeon with her healer. Hwoever, the team ran through it...

Crowfall’s UI is getting less survival-y and more MMO-y with February’s test patch

Call me weird, but user interfaces in games are among my favorite things to dig into, and Crowfall's has been of particular interest...
No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures at the start of 2020

This annual column always inspires a certain amount of debate, which is intentional. Outside of the office, a good chunk of that...

Datamining offers tantalizing clue about Guild Wars 2 controller support

Ever wished you could play Guild Wars 2 from the comfort of your couch with the simplicity of a controller? That dream may...

Guild Wars 2’s Lunar New Year festival is live with a new cape and player-designed guild emblems

The Lunar New Year is just a week and a half away, which means a bunch of MMOs are about to start in on...

Elite Dangerous’ first large scale bug fixing update goes live

Most of the time, folks like to see big ticket pieces of content or new shiny things in their updates, but we suspect that...

Elder Scrolls Online is promising viewership shenanigans for Dark Heart of Skyrim reveal event

Still curious about what precisely "Dark Heart of Skyrim" will mean for The Elder Scrolls Online? We're still set for the big reveal...

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