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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.

The Stream Team: Rendezvous with Rama in Guild Wars 2

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After infiltrating the Speakers and causing a ruckus in Guild Wars 2, Massively OP's MJ needs to regroup with Rama over in Mori village....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 373: Bots are bad, ‘mkay?

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Just and Bree discuss Lost Ark's bots, FFXIV's mods, Star Trek Online's Stormfall, Elder Scrolls Online's High Isle, and Wrath Classic beta, with adventures in LOTRO and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on Black Desert's perceived decline.

Guild Wars 2’s Living World Season 1 Sky Pirates episode drops anchor next week

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Guild Wars 2 is continuing its rollout of its original living world season 1 from 2013 - but completely reimagined as permanent content -...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online has a real enthusiasm problem

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Looking around the MMORPG community, you may not even be aware that Elder Scrolls Online has less than a month until its newest expansion,...

Destiny 2 outlines several updates to Iron Banner and other PvP activities arriving in Season 17

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Destiny 2 has been talking up its Season 17 update and what it's doing to change things like raid rotations and weapons, but now...

The Elder Scrolls Online teases the history of High Isle’s Systres Archipelago

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Whether you're a lore hound looking for more fiction to chew on or you just want to know how the heck to pronounce the...

Fight or Kite: New World’s PvP is a failure for casual gamers

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It's been a little over half a year since New World officially launched, and in that time we’ve seen a fair number of changes...

The MOP Up: SWG rogue server Empire in Flames celebrates five years

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Star Wars Galaxies: Empire in Flames rogue server celebrated its fifth anniversary this past week. "Since the doors opened on May 4th 2017, EiF...

One Shots: Ideal locales for tourist traps

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Sometimes I wonder if our adventurers in these virtual worlds stumble upon locales so pretty and arresting that they pause and go, "You know...

Arrrrrrr you ready to get murdered by pirates in Elder Scrolls Online High Isles

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We're just a bare few weeks away from the launch's of this year's defining Elder Scrolls Online chapter, High Isle, and ZeniMax Online Studios...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

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Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...

WAPO calls out gaming industry for lack of support for reproductive health as workers strike

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The Washington Post has a new article out this week ripping into the gaming industry for its "silence" on the likely overturn of Roe...
no mad lizert

Perfect Ten: The many-colored dragon rainbow of the MMO sphere

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Dragons are ubiquitous. When I wrote a Perfect Ten describing every single MMO bestiary, I noted that no matter what game you're playing, no...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks the Soo-Won fight again and nerfs multiple classes in PvP

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Guild Wars 2's patch this week turned out to have a lot more packed into the notes than you might've thought. In addition to...

Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd joins The Elder Scrolls Online cast for High Isle

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Iconic actor Billy Boyd is slated to join the cast of The Elder Scrolls Online in the upcoming High Isle chapter. Boyd is a...

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMO bestial races you wish you could play?

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Yes, Embers Adrift, I would totally play as a war gecko if I had half the chance. Forget your weird emo obsession with darkness;...

The Stream Team: Infiltrating gangs for the Kestrels in Guild Wars 2

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The Kestrels in Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons need help with some troublesome gangs that might have more information about the Aetherblades. Should...

Elite Dangerous will grant console players a free PC copy of the game as it tries to allay content drought concerns

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If the future of Elite: Dangerous feels grim in the face of canned console development, a shaky communications cadence, and a threadbare-looking 2022 roadmap,...

Elder Scrolls Online deep-dives High Isle’s CCG as the NA server hardware swap appears to lessen PvP lag

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Care to play a card game in The Elder Scrolls Online? Then you'll want to look over the latest post from the game that's...

The Stream Team: Ascending Doubt with The Elder Scroll’s Online’s High Isle prelude quests

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Before The Elder Scrolls Online heads into the upcoming High Isles chapter, there's the High Isles prelude questline to introduce players to the upcoming...

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