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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.

One Shots: A daring jump into two dimensions

While most of what we think of as MMORPGs are lush, three-dimensional worlds, there are several that are portrayed in just two (or, in...

Guild Wars 2 shares patch notes for a class balance update arriving on July 7

This week, ArenaNet has decided to set off its own community fireworks with some advance patch notes detailing class balance adjustments coming to...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG do you wish were on mobile?

Remember way back in the day when Guild Wars 2 was supposed to get a mobile version? It never did, and whatever mobile...

Elite: Dangerous applies bug fixes to Fleet Carriers as a community convention goes virtual

Elite: Dangerous has once more applied a patch to help mitigate several Fleet Carrier bugs this past Tuesday. Players should now see...
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Vague Patch Notes: Trying to salvage MMOs from bad launches

So I'm glad that Crucible got a "pull back to beta" instead of a complete shutdown. I'm surprised but still happy because that's...

The Stream Team: Smashing and bashing those Guild Wars 2 dragons

Bash the dragon! Smash the dragon! Drive it right back into its den. Bash the dragon! Smash the dragon! May it never rise up again....

Choose My Adventure: EVE Online wasn’t really all that bad I guess

As I alluded to last week, I’ve been putting in a lot of thought into my time with EVE Online over the course...

Albion Online showcases the Avalonian weapons coming with the Rise of Avalon update

Albion Online's Rise of Avalon update has a number of things for players to look forward to when it lands in August,...

Elder Scrolls Online doxxing drama ends with one partnered streamer booted

The Elder Scrolls Online community has been abuzz this weekend over an incident that rocked the game's streaming crew. According to streamer
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Guild Wars 2 celebrates Pride all weekend – here’s how to join the in-game parades

It's time for Tyrians to celebrate Pride in Guild Wars 2. Starting today, June 27th, the Tyria Pride 2020 community event is...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs do scripting well?

In the land between dynamic or reactive content and stock-still NPCs spitting out quest text boxes in MMOs is the creative use of scripting...

Desert Oasis: Putting Black Desert’s music system in context with other MMOs

Back in the day, I used to really be into the ukulele. I used to play in open mics and sold them as...

The latest gaming industry #metoo callouts impact Twitch, MMOs, MOBAs, and esports

The gaming industry is seeing a second wave - a second wave of the #metoo movement, that is. As we covered earlier this...

The Daily Grind: What are the coolest MMO alien races?

OK, for today's topic, we're going to be limiting ourselves strictly to scifi MMORPGs (sorry fantasy, you'll have to settle for pretty much 95%...

The Stream Team: Missing miners and holy sweetrolls in Elder Scrolls Online

Massively OP's MJ is closing in on the queen's assassin! She's now down in the Elder Scrolls Online's Blackreach Caverns with vampire Fennorian...

Guild Wars 2’s Dragon Bash is live once again – bring your own ale

Dragon Bash has today returned to Guild Wars 2 once more, after its surprise reintroduction to the game last summer, before which...

Bungie talks up Destiny 2 pre-order bonuses for Beyond Light, lays out code of conduct

If there was ever any wonder where Bungie stands with regards to racism and hate within Destiny 2, then there have been a...
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The Elder Scrolls Online brings back its Midyear Mayhem event on June 25

Starting on June 25th, The Elder Scrolls Online would like for you to punch your friends. Or punch strangers alongside your friends, whatever...

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen dev defends the use of limited-action sets

With Pre-Alpha 5 on the way, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is generating more and more interest among MMORPG veterans. But one topic...

The Daily Grind: Would your favorite MMORPG benefit from more servers?

Back around when Elder Scrolls Online launched Greymoor, I saw an interesting thread on the official forums asking for new servers. For...

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