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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.

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The Elder Scrolls Online preview’s Waking Flame’s Dread Cellar dungeon

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As intimidating dungeon names go, "The Dread Cellar" doesn't rank highly. You kind of think your next objectives will be the Pantry of Doom...

Stick and Rudder: Trying EVE Online as a new player in 2021

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It’s not often one has the opportunity to step into a bit of MMO history and do so with a fresh set of eyes...

The Daily Grind: So are you preordering Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons?

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I don't know about you folks, but the past week has been rough, and I needed something happy to take my mind off the...

Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons expansion launches February 2022, with preorders live now

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The day is finally here: We're getting our first look at Cantha Cantha Cantha! Yes, Guild Wars 2 is taking the wraps off its...

Elite Dangerous details issue tracker work, Update 6 features, and four-player multicrew in July update post

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Elite: Dangerous continues to try and do right by its fans with the next monthly roundup of its promised series of posts updating players...

Destiny 2 will eliminate the armor transmog bounty currency starting in Season 15

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The armor transmog system of Destiny 2 - you know, the one that was widely unpopular - is going to see an adjustment with...

Guild Wars 2 unveils two more voice actors ahead of tomorrow’s End of Dragons showcase

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The hype train keeps on chuggin' along for Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons expansion. ArenaNet has pulled the curtain off of two more...

Nexon’s Project Magnum, a sci-fi looter shooter, emerges from the wings

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With the proven success (amid several failures) of the online looter shooter, it's not unsurprising that Nexon wants to get in on the action...

The MOP Up: ArcheAge heads to the beach for sand and surf

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Both versions of ArcheAge are urging players to take a break from their usual routine of species extermination to play in the sand and...

One Shots: A story in a single picture

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I've always had a great fondness for when video games can tell a quick story without words but rather with objects placed in such...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

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World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of...

Massively Overthinking: Load-bearing playerbases in MMORPGs

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Game developer Damion Schubert is known to MMO players for his work on everything from Ultima Online to SWTOR, but as it turns out,...

Guild Wars 2 on how it’s upgrading the Canthan language from Factions to End of Dragons

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ArenaNet apparently isn't waiting for next week to start the hype for Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons reveal, as today it released a...

Guild Wars 2 will showcase End of Dragons’ story, elite specs, beta info, and trailer next week

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So we already knew that ArenaNet is taking the wraps off Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons next week - that's on July 27th,...

Guild Wars 2 plans to make a permanent public version of Twisted Marionette after some tweaks

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If you've been following the community buzz in Guild Wars 2, you probably noticed a name on a lot of players' lips: the Twisted...

The Daily Grind: So what do we all think of New World so far?

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Amazon's New World rolled into closed beta yesterday, and unlike some past test events, this one has no NDA, meaning the whole MMORPG community...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 331: The transparency episode

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Chronicles of Elyria, Camelot Unchained, Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Swords of Legends Online, Elyon, Warframe, and Path of Exile, with adventures in FFXIV, WoW Classic, LOTRO, and Albion Online, plus mailbag topics on Crowfall's marketing and its roleplay problem.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s outage analysis, simplified

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For my day job, I’m a software developer, and all of my previous jobs have been IT related in some fashion. I still remember...

Guild Wars 2 reveals fourth End of Dragons voice actor as cheeky Inventory Manager gets an update

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My favorite April Fools' Day trick this year wasn't a trick at all: It was a game published by Guild Wars 2 superfan @that_shaman...

Destiny 2 outlines changes coming to ritual activity ranks and reputations in Season 15

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Season 15 of Destiny 2 is going to be doing something a little different for its variety of regular activity reputation grinds. According to...

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