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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 Overthinking: What MMORPG content requires the most skill – and why?

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Back in January, there was an inflammatory thread on the MMORPG subreddit that argued that anyone using rotation mods in endgame MMO content was...

Destiny 2 takes a deep-dive into weapon updates coming in Lightfall’s Season 20

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A new expansion for Destiny 2 means there will be a new season, which also means that there will be changes to how weapons...

NCsoft West loses CEO, lays off 20% of staff, says Throne & Liberty is not impacted

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With NCsoft's Q4 financials looming in February, the company has apparently opted to follow Silicon Valley's destructive lead and add to the layoff pile...

Orna developers are working on Hero of Aethric, a pixel-art open-world mobile MMO

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Have you ever enjoyed the lore and systems of a game but thought it might be even better if it were a different genre?...

The Crew 3 aka The Crew Motorfest launches player testing today

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The rumors and teases were true: The Crew franchise is getting another sequel in the form of The Crew Motorfest - essentially The Crew...

The Daily Grind: What’s your stance on weapon swapping in MMO combat?

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You know what's always mystified me? Any game that involves a whole lot of weapon swapping for optimal combat rotations. Apparently it's a big...

The Stream Team: A Quiet Celebration in Guild Wars 2

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After succeeding at melting the Molten Alliance, Massively OP's MJ gets to have A Quiet Celebration in Guild Wars 2 before moving on to...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 407: Roadmaps, roadmaps, roadmaps

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online's Necrom, DDO's mini-expansion, Diablo Immortal, Villagers & Heroes housing, Star Trek Online's 13th anniversary, and Gloria Victis' impending launch, with adventures in LOTRO and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on optional content.

Guild Wars 2 latest update buffs WvW PvP, adds jade bot terminals to Central Tyria

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As promised, ArenaNet has pushed live Guild Wars 2's WvW update as of this afternoon. PvE players with End of Dragons masteries will want to...

Destiny 2 showcases some of the pretty new weapons and gear awaiting in Lightfall

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It's a looter shooter, so it's obvious that Destiny 2 would add new gear and weapons with its February 28th Lightfall expansion, but just...

Elite Dangerous brings clearer Thargoid War UI, system reset tweaks, and new frontline content today

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A fresh new patch for Update 14 launches today in Elite: Dangerous, and by all accounts it's bringing some features that players have been...

The Elder Scrolls Online sends Scribes of Fate to the PTS, sets EU datacenter upgrades for April

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While Elder Scrolls Online fans are understandably buzzing about the launch of Necrom late this spring, the game's first big arrival of the year...

Ubisoft is apparently announcing The Crew 3 today

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Ubisoft has spent the first month of 2023 stewing in a mess of its own making, but apparently at least once more title at...

The Daily Grind: Do you feel guilty in MMOs when you’re not leveling?

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You might think this an odd question coming from someone who plays a lot of sandboxes, but it's actually in spite of the guilt...

The Stream Team: Taking advantage of Elder Scrolls Online’s free ESO+ weekend

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Elder Scrolls Online offered a free weekend of ESO+, and Massively OP's MJ was quick to take advantage of it! Not only does ESO+...

One Shots: Five easy steps to dragon enslavement

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Step one: Find a dragon that's been shunned from the rest of its pack. Step two: Befriend the dragon with copious amounts of ripple-striped...

The Daily Grind: Have you tried anything new in MMOs since January 1?

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Not to be too mean to January, but it always feels like a month that's a hangover from the holiday excesses of the last...
That's not a Dolyak.

Guild Wars 2 previews the changes coming to WvW with the update on January 31

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Despite your continued practice of wearing a t-shirt in Guild Wars 2 proclaiming you as "CHIEF DOLYAK DESTROYER STILL THE BEST SINCE 2013" and...

Destiny 2’s day-long outage this week was the result of… a config error in a dev tool

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Destiny 2 suffered a nasty outage earlier this week that took the game down more than 24 hours and even caused a rollback. Now,...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s Necrom is more fanservice, but I don’t hate it

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In my last column covering Elder Scrolls Online, I came to two conclusions based on the very rocky year of 2022 for the game:...

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