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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.

Flameseeker Chronicles: What Eye of the North means for Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga has so far been filled with plenty of nostalgic callbacks to the original Guild Wars’ Eye of...

Elite Dangerous players agitate for the return of GalNet lore, even if they have to write it themselves

The trouble with petitions and open letters is that if a studio accedes to one, people are going to keep trying it. That seems...

One Shots: Something’s fishy here…

At first glance, it looks as though Vincent has been treed by a giant floating koi and an armored chicken. If we're honest, this...

Elder Scrolls Online takes you on a date, shows off new housing, and hosts a massive memorial

I hope you don't mind me getting personal, but how is your love life doing lately? Ooh, I'm sorry to hear that. At least...

Elder Scrolls Online explains the need to re-download the game client and offers a free torchbug for doing so

Yes, when Update 25 of The Elder Scrolls Online hits, you're going to have to re-download the entire client all over again....

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG do you wish got a glow-up?

No matter how much we love mechanics, even our most cerebral writers and readers still admit to being graphics snobs. It's human: We...
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The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off the Murkmire Celebration on February 20

Do you like lizards? Of course you do. Everyone likes lizards. The Elder Scrolls Online likes lizards so much that it's celebrating the most lizard-focused...
Uh-oh.

Failing to down Drakkar in Guild Wars 2 turns on free-for-all open PvP in the zone

All right, so it's a little bit harder to beat Drakkar at this point in Guild Wars 2. That's fine. You kind of...
Mounting problems, if you will? Probably not.

Guild Wars 2 will begin its first public Swiss tourney PvP test tomorrow

Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet has been murmuring the words "Swiss tournaments" for months now, all the way back to...
Wow, positive.

Perfect Ten: MMOs I’m optimistic about in 2020

I didn't actually plan to make this an annual feature or anything; I thought of it last year as a fun list, and then...

Destiny 2’s latest emergency outage resulted in a nasty rollback for players

The Destiny 2 emergency outage yesterday that led to frustration across gaming sites and Reddit yesterday has been repaired, but...

NCsoft Q4 2019: It was a rough quarter for MMORPGs, especially Guild Wars 2

NCsoft corporate had a solid financial quarter for the last three months of 2019, with increases in revenue quarter over quarter and year...

Guild Wars 2 just put an end to cheese mechanics in the Drakkar encounter

It's patch day for Guild Wars 2, and that usually means one of two things: a tiny one-line bug tweak, or a major...

Fight or Kite: Examining the state of Guild Wars 2 PvP ahead of the big balance patch

About two weeks ago, ArenaNet dropped one of the largest - maybe the largest - balance patch previews for Guild Wars 2...

Guild Wars 2 has lost a couple more devs in the last few months

Another developer has exited the Guild Wars 2 franchise: This time it's Hugh Norfolk, whose final title with ArenaNet was Lead Systems Designer....

Jukebox Heroes: Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr soundtrack and music boxes

While I wasn't that impressed with Elder Scrolls Online's launch soundtrack, the scores for both Morrowind and Summerset did much to win me...

One Shots: Star Butts – The Next Generation

I am sincerely glad that we have a mature and grown-up community here at Massively OP that does not abuse its posting power to...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Guild Wars

Last week on The Game Archaeologist, we examined the exciting beginnings of Guild Wars, thanks to a trio of ex-Blizzard developers who...

Destiny 2’s Crimson Days Valentine’s event arrives on February 11

For one week, the Guardians of Destiny 2 are going to be celebrating love. Or, at least, "the bond that Guardians share on...

The Elder Scrolls Online previews Harrowstorm DLC’s Icereach dungeon

Frigid weather, an island of monsters, and a coven of witches trying to complete a terrible ritual. The Icereach dungeon coming to

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