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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.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 258: Camelot Unchained and Colossus

Justin and Bree discuss Camelot Unchained and Colossus, Star Trek Online, Guild Wars 2, Astellia Online, and Warcraft III Reforged, with adventures in Neverwinter, The Sims 4, and SWGL, and a mailbag entry on New World.

A popular YouTuber has released a 27-chapter Guild Wars 2 audiobook in video form

The popular Guild Wars 2 YouTuber WoodenPotatoes has been quite busy lately. How busy? Try producing a 27 chapter-long audiobook that's...

The Daily Grind: Do you avoid MMORPG raiding – and why?

As part of the preview of upcoming Guild Wars 2 content for 2020 yesterday, ArenaNet's Andrew Gray made some comments on raiding I...
Minnesota is hard done by here.

Guild Wars 2 just gave the most far-reaching core content preview we’ve seen in ages

ArenaNet heard you wanted more communication, and now, that's exactly what you're getting. Guild Wars 2's new-ish Content Design Lead, Andrew Gray,...

Temtem banned 900 cheaters, then changed its mind on granting appeals

Apparently, Temtem has borrowed a bit more from Pokemon than just its overall vibe: It's also borrowing the elder franchise's reputation for attracting...

Not So Massively: Meet the new Torchlight, same as the old Torchlight

Last week brought the bombshell announcement that the MMOARPG Torchlight: Frontiers has been rebooted as simply Torchlight III, a more traditional ARPG...

The MOP Up: SWTOR’s subscription tauntauns smell great on the outside

For all who subscribe to Star Wars: The Old Republic, there's a new gift waiting for you under your seat. You get a...

Destiny 2 elaborates on the Empyrean Foundation quest and shows off Twitch Prime goodies

Bungie's weekly update post is once more chock full of information, and this week it's focused on the next major quest due for...

One Shots: Making a good thing look even better

We all like to look our very best, especially when we're taking screenshots of our favorite MMOs for public consumption. So why not use...

ZeniMax says Update 25 includes planned performance upgrades for Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online has had another moment to check in with performance update details, and it looks like most everything is...
Have you heard?!

The Game Archaeologist: The rise of Guild Wars

In early 2005, World of Warcraft mania was rising exponentially, month over month. But even as Blizzard's MMO juggernaut barreled toward its full...

Guild Wars 2’s massive balance patch eyes major nerfs

There's a big, big update coming for Guild Wars 2 players -- and no, it's not another Living World Saga thingy. This one...

Interview: Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs just announced a new game called Colossus

Camelot Unchained studio City State Entertainment has been teasing something big for a while now. This morning, CSE's Mark Jacobs told backers...

The Daily Grind: Do you think all space MMOs should have spacelegs?

A few of my guildies have been deep into Elite Dangerous lately, and one of them recently pointed me to some of the...

Massively Overthinking: The undeath of the MMORPG genre

Last week, there was a provocative thread on the MMORPG subreddit that subverted the tired idea that the genre is "dead." It's not,...

Harvesting and crafting will soon grant experience in Crowfall

February - and Crowfall's big overhaul - are inching closer, and ArtCraft has been teasing some of the big changes it's making with...

Guild Wars 2 collabs with the Ad Council’s Seize the Awkward suicide prevention campaign

Here's some warm fuzzies we don't want to postpone to our monthly Massively Uplifting column: Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet is...

Interview: Barunson on the state of Astellia Online as it launches on Steam today

Astellia Online was big news throughout 2019, as Barunson sought to bring the South Korean MMORPG westward but with careful attention paid to...

Datamining hints at a return of the Trials of Osiris PvP mode to Destiny 2

It would seem that the latest update to Destiny 2 had some tasty veins of data to mine. Dataminers of the multiplayer...
Cool, cool cool cool.

Datamining unveils hints about the remaining content in the Icebrood Saga for Guild Wars 2

When you're curious about the upcoming content for Guild Wars 2 but don't have any official word on the matter, who do you turn...

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