buy to play

‘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 Overthinking: How much should MMOs cost in 2020?

MOP reader Castagere recently wrote to us with a nod to the growing sentiment across the gaming industry that might indicate a shift in...

Elder Scrolls Online announces Stonethorn, its next DLC, includes two-person mounts in tow

During its livestream this afternoon, ZeniMax Online Studios busted out with something you probably weren't expecting for The Elder Scrolls Online today, though...
Hey, that's nice.

Guild Wars 2 datamining uncovers a new player guide coming to the game

It's always the right time to welcome new people into your favorite MMO, but sometimes the process of getting them on board can be...

Star Citizen fans put together a horror-themed machinima using in-game footage

Despite Star Citizen being in an alpha state, there's still enough in-game content for people to try to make machinima. That's just what...

Desert Oasis: How should Black Desert handle class balance?

Last week, I wrote about how the recent tamer changes in Black Desert resulted in a write-in campaign. Ever since then, I've...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list...
Same hat.

Destiny 2 opens up raids for farming this summer

Get ready, get set, get farming in Destiny 2! Bungie is encouraging players to gear up this summer by running tons of raids and...

Guild Wars 2’s latest balancing patch is live as ArenaNet offers summer roadmap

Happy patch day, Guild Wars 2 fans. As we noted last week, Guild Wars 2's latest class balancing update is live today,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: How Guild Wars 2 keeps meta maps relevant

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of my time in Guild Wars 2 running through the Drizzlewood Coast meta event (be sure to...

The Stream Team: A non-PvPer’s guide to Elder Scrolls Online’s PvP event (plus antiquities!)

Yes, Massively OP's MJ has been distracted from ESO's main story quest in Greymoor... and that's not going to change any tonight! Right...
Llook out, Llary! It's the llandlllord!

The Daily Grind: Do you have a favorite MMO PvP moment?

There was a fun thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit a while back that really made me miss solid MMORPG PvP. A...

One Shots: A daring jump into two dimensions

While most of what we think of as MMORPGs are lush, three-dimensional worlds, there are several that are portrayed in just two (or, in...

Diablo III has launched Season 21, Trials of the Tempests

Not that Diablo III was ever a calm and peaceful game at the best of times, but with the advent of Season...

Guild Wars 2 shares patch notes for a class balance update arriving on July 7

This week, ArenaNet has decided to set off its own community fireworks with some advance patch notes detailing class balance adjustments coming to...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG do you wish were on mobile?

Remember way back in the day when Guild Wars 2 was supposed to get a mobile version? It never did, and whatever mobile...

Elite: Dangerous applies bug fixes to Fleet Carriers as a community convention goes virtual

Elite: Dangerous has once more applied a patch to help mitigate several Fleet Carrier bugs this past Tuesday. Players should now see...
I half-see.

Vague Patch Notes: Trying to salvage MMOs from bad launches

So I'm glad that Crucible got a "pull back to beta" instead of a complete shutdown. I'm surprised but still happy because that's...

The Stream Team: Smashing and bashing those Guild Wars 2 dragons

Bash the dragon! Smash the dragon! Drive it right back into its den. Bash the dragon! Smash the dragon! May it never rise up again....

Choose My Adventure: EVE Online wasn’t really all that bad I guess

As I alluded to last week, I’ve been putting in a lot of thought into my time with EVE Online over the course...
Alive again!

Blizzard celebrates 20 years of Diablo II

It brought us memes, it brought us Necromancers, it brought us farming for loot, and it theoretically brought us a showdown against evil creatures...

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