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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: Taking a test drive of The Crew 2 during the free-to-play weekend

MassivelyOP's Chris has the Need for Speed and he's ready to take a Gran Turismo of the multiplayer racer The Crew 2 during its...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2019

It's long-since become a multi-year and fun tradition on Massively OP to do an end-of-year recap of the best and worst...
Well, thanks anyhow.

The Elder Scrolls Online is announcing its next major chapter in January

The time-honored announcement of a future announcement is here now for The Elder Scrolls Online, as the developers have announced that the game's...

Guild Wars 2 players are pretty bummed about this week’s fall damage trait nerf

When ArenaNet dropped Guild Wars 2's skill balancing update earlier this week, one change went a bit overlooked by a lot of observers:...

Destiny 2’s Season of Dawn brings you a winter’s worth of content

Hope you don't have any pressing holiday plans, because you are going to be exercising your trigger finger for the next three months thanks...

PSA: The Crew 2 is hosting a free-to-play weekend starting December 5

I'm not sure when most game companies decided collectively to start weekends on a Thursday, but if it ultimately means more game time for...

Desert Oasis: A critique of Black Desert’s upcoming Tamer succession

Well, it looks like successions are finally here. This month's going to be a pretty big month for Black Desert's western audience with...

Destiny 2’s Season of Dawn brings new activities, Exotics, and the return of Saint-14

A new season is coming to Destiny 2, and it's getting into that most wobbly of narrative devices: time manipulation. Well, even more...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever pick a human skin tone other than your own in MMOs?

If we may tread lightly around the topic of race this morning, I'd like to ask an honest question to elicit honest answers. Assuming...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 249: Houses and Ponies Online

Justin and Bree discuss EverQuest, EverQuest II, Trove, Guild Wars 2, Book of Travels, Star Citizen, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on temporary hardcore MMO servers and PvE vs. PvP sandboxes.

Guild Wars 2’s skill balancing update is live with weapon swap, dynamic HUD, and… capes

The latest Guild Wars 2 patch is officially upon us. As we noted yesterday, players players can expect multiple quality-of-life tweaks to...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever play MMOs in synergistic pairs?

I've noticed a pattern in my MMO play the last year or so. Ever since jumping into Star Wars Galaxies Legends last year,...

Massively Uplifting: MMO fundraisers, GW2 raid class, and saving trees and cats

Being grateful isn't relegated to just one month, but November is when many people -and gamers - double-down on the things they are thankful...

Fight or Kite: Archeage Unchained’s leveling PvP is a test of resolve and avoidance

Welcome back everyone! For those of us in the US, the Monday after our Thanksgiving holiday can be a brutal one. Sleeping in (getting...

The Elder Scrolls Online previews performance improvements due in 2020

As the recent kerfuffle with the Activity Finder has proven, there are still performance improvements to be made to The Elder Scrolls...
This is fine.

Tomorrow’s Guild Wars 2 balance update grants weapon-swap to Elementalists and Engineers

So here's a fun thing that got utterly buried by the Thanksgiving holiday: Guild Wars 2 is dropping a lovely skill and balance...

One Shots: We are all bullies

Let us face the sad, sobering truth of our MMORPG experiences today. While we may like to think that we are noble heroes saving...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 MMO swag gift guide

The Black Friday is upon us! (Angels and ministers of grace defend us!) Outside there are winter storms, flu viruses, and holiday traffic. But...

The first PC beta for Elite Dangerous’ January update has begun

Elite Dangerous is in the middle of a major bug fixing phase, so big it delayed the originally planned December content update....
What can I say except ''you're welcome''

Perfect Ten: How to show and share gratitude for your favorite MMO

So you've found an MMO you like. You're thankful that it exists. It's fun, it caters to your personal tastes, and it may not...

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