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

Ascent is MMO space simming done right

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My favorite thing about Ascent: The Space Game is its planetary rotation. It's a small thing, granted, but the first time I sat still...

Have fun in Guild Wars 2’s ‘jungle playground’

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Just because Guild Wars 2 is adding more zones with Heart of Thorns doesn't mean that these maps will be the same-old experiences with...

The Stream Team: Tag-teaming The Secret World’s Tokyo story missions

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With The Secret World's Issue #11 release creeping ever closer, MassivelyOP's MJ has to finish up the story missions from Issues #9 and #10...

Need a Guild Wars 2 story refresher? Here you go.

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Whether you've played through Guild Wars 2's living story to date and haven't kept every detail straight or you need some help in untangling...
I'm in deep space, can't see my face, I've been a minor for a heart of space.

Elite: Dangerous is now available on Steam

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Have you yearned to play Elite: Dangerous but could not due to arcane rituals preventing you from playing any game that is not readily...

The Stream Team: Gallivanting through Guild Wars 2

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It's no joke! MassivelyOP's MJ is indeed returning to Guild Wars 2 to prowl the land and take in some new sights. As beautiful...

Elite: Dangerous begins Mac beta test

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Mac users, you are cleared for departure. Set a course for the beta star system and engage, although be warned: It may get a...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks the personal story for a solo finish

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If you -- like a certain unnamed but devastatingly handsome Massively Overpowered writer -- have stalled out on the final stage of Guild Wars...

Three Elder Scrolls Online mods you shouldn’t play without

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If you have not jumped into Elder Scrolls Online yet, you should really give it a shot. With its latest update and B2P transition, it's...

Guild Wars 2 limits gold transactions, abusive language

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To combat "account takeovers, fraud, and RMT," ArenaNet is putting a hard cap on the amount of gold in Guild Wars 2 that can...

Elite releases 86-track OST while LOTRO buffs its music system

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It's a two-for-one music Monday here at Massively Overpowered! For starters, Elite: Dangerous is now selling its physical soundtrack as a 3-CD set. The...

Elder Scrolls Online contest looks for talented wordsmiths

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Crafting doesn't just come in the "potions and armor" category; writing can be a sublime skill in and of itself as well. If you've...

Elite: Dangerous sends pilots on a scavenger hunt for a graphics card

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When you have an entire galaxy at your fingertips, why not turn it into a massive scavenger hunt? Y'know, for kicks and corporate promotion! Elite:...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: March 28, 2015

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This week's crowdfunding news was all about Crowfall. Seriously, we must've written about Crowfall like 76 times or something. In the end, the most relevant...

The Stream Team: Gobbling up AP from The Secret World’s golden golems

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Giant golden golems in The Secret World give out oodles of sweet, sweet AP and SP, and during this week's Gilded Rage event the...

Massively Overthinking: The true value of free-to-play players

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Today's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter backer and prolific commenter Omedon, who wrote us a really long question. It's long. But it's a...

First impressions of Skyforge beta, part one

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Slowly but surely, Skyforge has climbed my interest ladder until I was genuinely eager to check it out in its beta state. It's an...
When your disco ball just isn't shiny enough.

Crafting Legendary precursors in Guild Wars 2’s expansion

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Legendary weapons are something of a chore for Guild Wars 2 players, as they rely a fair bit upon luck just to get the...

Chaos Theory: Quit whining and pay for your Secret World content

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Those of you who know me know that ranting is not exactly my forte. Although I have dabbled in it a bit here and...
It's really making my life bloody overwhelming! Ha ha! Seriously, I have lost an extraordinary amount of blood.

Guild Wars 2 removes bleeding caps in Heart of Thorns

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One of the routinely stated design goals about Guild Wars 2 is that you should be able to wander out in the world and...

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