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.

Ascent the Space Game

The Daily Grind: Which MMO was better than you expected?

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I've been dabbling in Ascent: The Space Game here lately, even though I keep telling myself that I'm done with early access titles. It's...

MMO Mechanics: Navigating fast-travel systems

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I'm delighted to resurrect the column that brought me to Massively-that-was, MMO Mechanics, for the ravenous readers of MOP. The column focused on the...

Guild Wars 2’s new desert WvW map revealed

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If you weren't in London for EGX Rezzed and don't usually devote your Saturdays to watching livestreams, you missed the reveal of Guild Wars...
Here is the finest guild in the history of MMORPGs

Elder Scrolls Online’s B2P relaunch trailer is here

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Want a concise look at what's changed in Elder Scrolls Online since launch? Look no further than this trailer for the game's business model...

The Secret World begins its epic forum game with a plea for help

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A new forum game is afoot over at The Secret World, as one of the in-game characters, the Stationmaster, posted a cry for help...

Guild Wars 2 dumps WvW requirement from world exploration

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Have you been stuck on the last bit of world map completion in Guild Wars 2 because the World vs. World zones weren't cooperating?...

The Stream Team: Testing out TSW’s Enhanced Player Experience

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With The Secret World's Enhanced Player Experience out, MassivelyOP's MJ and Justin are tossing aside their higher-powered characters and facing Solomon Island on a...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World’s enhanced player experience

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Amazing story, awesome cutscenes, phenomenal atmosphere, compelling missions, incredible NPCs... The Secret World definitely has a lot of good things going for it. It...

Director of Design Chris Whiteside leaves Guild Wars 2

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Former Guild Wars 2 Director of Design Chris Whiteside has left ArenaNet to pursue other opportunities. While on a long roadtrip, Whiteside tweeted the news...

The Secret World publishes enhanced player experience patch

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If you've ever felt frustrated by The Secret World's high level of combat difficulty, you might want to see what the team has done...

Coleman says there’s ‘no shame in waiting’ to back Crowfall

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Holding off on backing Crowfall, even though over a million dollars' worth of players have contributed to the PvP title? J. Todd Coleman says...

Guild Wars 2 delays first-person view patch

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Today was supposed to be the day that Guild Wars 2 entered the world of first-person views, but alas, it was not meant to be. ArenaNet Communications...

Crowfall will allow offline skill training

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Sampling from the best of both worlds, Crowfall will allow both offline passive and online active skill training for characters. In a dev update posted...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World experience blurs the lines of reality

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When Funcom recently teased an upcoming forum-only event for The Secret World, my interest was immediately piqued. Though we have scant details right now,...

PAX East 2015: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns storms PAX

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It's a huge weekend for Guild Wars 2 at PAX East, as the team is making Heart of Thorns available to the public for...

Crowfall will be powered by Unity 5

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The newly released Unity 5 cross-platform game engine will be responsible for driving at least one upcoming title: Crowfall. The team said that it's been...

Crowfall explains what you can take out of a dying world

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By now, most of you know that Crowfall's PvP campaigns will take place on time-limited worlds that will come to a definite end. But...
So long.

Strongholds and the Jungle in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

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While I was taking my test drive of the Revenant class at ArenaNet's recent press event, I wasn't just playing through old familiar portions of...
Hooray, Rytlock's actually doing something!

Hands-on with Guild Wars 2’s Revenant

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It might be premature, but I'm pretty sure that the Revenant is my favorite profession in Guild Wars 2. And strangely, it's because it...

Ascent arrives on Steam with a discount

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The insanely ambitious Ascent: The Space Game may make a new friend or two this week with the space sim arrival on Steam Early...

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