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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: Before Blackwood, anything goes in Elder Scrolls Online

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After checking out ESO's upcoming Blackwood, Massively OP's MJ can't get all that lava out of her mind.  She just can't focus as she...

Stick and Rudder: The frustrating and unsuccessful search for life in Elite Dangerous Odyssey alpha phase 3

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I should have been more capable. If I were a better exploration pilot in Elite: Dangerous, I suspect I would have had a better...

One Shots: Playing chicken

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If your MMORPG ever expects you to take it super-seriously, then you need to follow Minimalistway's example and rebel by wearing a ridiculous costume...
Destined even further.

Destiny 2’s proposed transmog system is out to punish you for looking fine

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Close your eyes and imagine a cosmetic transmog system for a looter shooter like Destiny 2. Not too complicated, right? Now open your eyes...

Classic Guild Wars is about to turn 16 years old and the party has begun in Shing Jea

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If you want to get absolutely technical about it, Classic Guild Wars doesn't officially turn 16 years old until Monday. But if we waited...

Elite Dangerous announces Odyssey alpha phase 4 start date and details of character snapshot timing

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The final phase of Odyssey's alpha is coming a lot sooner than maybe some players of Elite: Dangerous expected. Shortly following the announcement of...

Massively Overthinking: How much are you spending on MMOs every month right now?

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A while back, MOP's Justin joked that his wife, who loves econ PvP in MMOs, was funding a year of his play on Classic...

Elite Dangerous Odyssey confirms a May 19 release date on PC

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It looks like the progress being made in the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey alpha is moving at a predictable enough pace that Frontier Developments can...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Blackwood is ready for you to break it on the PTS

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If you're so eager to see Elder Scrolls Online's Blackwood and update 30 aka ESO 7.0.0 that you're willing to test it out, it's...

Elite Dangerous plans to remove minigame aspect of exo-biology, promises to fix planet scanning bugs

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The primary feature of Elite: Dangerous Odyssey's third alpha phase has been the exo-biology gameplay loop, where players have to scan plants to earn...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 318: Middle-earth no more

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Justin and Bree discuss Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO's cancelation, LOTRO's Bilbo patch, FFXIV's 5.5, and SWG Legends' Bespin expansion, with adventures in WoW Classic, Guild Wars 2, Albion Online, and Cozy Grove, plus mailbag topics on ugly duckling MMOs, reconciling immersion, and superhero MMOs.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Possible futures for Guild Wars 2’s strikes and dragon response missions

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Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga gave us a new type of endgame group content starting with its prologue chapter: Strike Missions. Each episode introduced...

Guild Wars 2 Judgment episode is unleashed April 27 – here’s the new trailer

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Back in March, ArenaNet hinting that the fourth and final episode of Guild Wars 2's Icebrood Saga would roll out in late April, and...

Destiny 2 brings back the Guardian Games on April 20 with revamped scoring and a new playlist

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Life in Destiny 2 already feels pretty competitive, what with all of the PvP and world first raid races and running to the highest...

Elder Scrolls Online elaborates on Update 30’s tweaked proc sets and champion system

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While Elder Scrolls Online's Update 30 is still a little ways out, ZeniMax wants to prepare players for a couple of significant combat adjustments...

Guild Wars 2 players are having a Toga Party on April 24 to raise MS awareness and charity funds

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Time for a bit of feel-good philanthropy with Guild Wars 2 as the stage. On Saturday, April 24th, players are invited to an MS...

Tamriel Infinium: Previewing The Elder Scrolls Online’s Blackwood and companion system

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While fans of the Elder Scrolls series patiently await any scrap of information pertaining to TES6, players of The Elder Scrolls Online continue to...

Massively Overthinking: The 2021 MMORPG outlook is good, actually

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Early this week, I saw a mainstream gaming headline in my feeds about how we should all just give up on 2021 since it's...

Elder Scrolls Online’s new Endeavors dailies offer a new path to lockbox loot

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If dailies aren't your thing in MMOs, you can probably keep on scrolling. But if they are, or if you're planning to return to...

Scan plants for fun and profit in Elite Dangerous’ Odyssey alpha phase three, which is live today

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While there are certainly no shortage of ways to rake in the space cheddar in Elite: Dangerous, the newest phase of alpha testing for...

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