b2p

‘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.

A fan-made Guild Wars 2 dating sim is arriving on Friday to support charity

How would you like to enjoy some amusing Guild Wars 2 dating options without having to actually log in to Guild Wars 2...

Skyforge’s Aelion Day anniversary event asks players to fulfill prophecies for rewards

Why would players challenge themselves to fulfill a prophecy? To face a destiny ordained on paper? Is it fame? Glory? Redemption? In Skyforge,...

Choose My Adventure: Albion Online, chestnut logs, and terrible mistakes

I regret to inform you all that my final moments in Albion Online were something of a bellyflop. A number of smaller frustrations...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 265: Delusions of Elyria

Justin, Bree, MJ, and Mia discuss Chronicles of Elyria, Guild Wars 2, PSO2, Ashes of Creation, Saga of Lucimia, WoW Classic and Burning Crusade, with adventures in LOTRO, Revelation Online, Don't Starve Together, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on player housing and optional sub servers.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculating on Guild Wars 2’s Cantha expansion features

I never thought I’d be saying this with a straight face, but yes, Guild Wars 2 is finally going to Cantha! This...

MassivelyOP’s first look at Elder Scrolls Online’s Greymoor chapter and Antiquities system

With the release date of The Elder Scrolls Online's Greymoor chapter just a few months away, work on the update is progressing...

The MOP Up: Naruto Slugfest steps up to bat

Naruto Slugfest, the mobile MMO based on the hit franchise, just activated a soft early access launch, with no wipe to follow....
Notably after!

The Daily Grind: When you return to an MMO, do you start over or continue?

Recently I loaded back up Guild Wars 2 after a multi-year absence. While I still have a strong roster of decked-out level 80...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box is coming mid-April, not next week, and there’s no new World

I've joked a few times this week about how badly my kids want to play Super Adventure Box in Guild Wars 2, and...

World of Warships’ exercises and recipes, World of Tanks’ overhaul, and War Thunder’s movie set

Welp, here's something I've never seen before: An online game is offering up workouts and recipes that players can do from home while under...

Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny left for Amazon Games Studios – in November

Two weeks ago, we reported that Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny had quietly departed ArenaNet last fall. Originally leaked by...

Massively Overthinking: What do you hoard in MMORPGs?

Last week, online gamers made headlines for hoarding toilet paper. No, not in real life - in Fallout 76. Way to embrace...
Years and years.

The Elder Scrolls Online starts celebrating six years of operation on April 2

It's been six years since The Elder Scrolls Online first went live, and as is largely tradition in the MMO space, most of...
Never over.

Perfect Ten: The stages of the MMO life cycle

To this day, no one has a quote as useful on the subject of life and death as E. B. White: "We're born, we...

Elite Dangerous is bringing fleet carriers to beta in April and May, eyes full release in June

It's certainly felt like a long time coming, but Elite Dangerous will soon bring the much-anticipated fleet carrier spaceship type to the internet...

Guild Wars 2 explores player variety and choices in Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire

Not gonna lie, my kids have been begging me for Super Adventure Box all week, and everytime ArenaNet tweets something on the Guild...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 264: Don’t feel blue, MapleStory 2

Justin, Bree, Eliot, and Chris discuss the pandemic's positive impact on gaming, MapleStory 2, Guild Wars 2, EverQuest, and Warhammer Online, with adventures in Animal Crossing, Star Trek Online, GW2, SWG Legends, Dauntless, and FFXIV, and an epic lightning round mailbag.

Choose My Adventure: In which Albion Online decides to beat me up

OK, Albion Online. I get it. You're a tough guy. You see a soft, doughy person like me and decide to lull me...

The Elder Scrolls Online tests adjustments to light and heavy attacks on PTS

It appears to be almost time for a combat meta shake-up in The Elder Scrolls Online. A forum post has unveiled a...
Cold times

The MOP Up: Big huge numbers for Monster Hunter World and Sky

We assume that there are some of you out there who get an injection of dopamine anytime that we mention Big Huge Numbers here...

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