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.

The Game Archaeologist: The short ride of Auto Assault

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When you think of post-apocalyptic video games, what comes to mind? Most likely it's a crawl through a bombed-out or zombiefied landscape as you...

Guild Wars 2 fractal event seeks to bond the community together

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Fractals: Either you get them or you don't. Either you do them or you don't. Either you flunk out of fourth grade math or...

Massively Overthinking: MMO voids that haven’t been filled

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I swear, so many of the posts I bookmark on Reddit to muse on later wind up deleted, and today I've got another one,...

Not So Massively Roundup: Destiny 2, Spellbreak, Vigor, Valorant, Frostpoint, Shadow Arena, and PUBG’s BLACKPINK collab

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Welcome to a quick roundup of some news from the Not-So-Massively world! Destiny 2: Bungie posted a trailer and a detailed dev blog on...
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The Elder Scrolls Online starts the collective countdown for the Lost Treasures of Skyrim

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No one ever seems to have much interest in uncovering found treasures. That is probably explained by the premise, really; once the treasure is found,...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 289: Microsoft and Bethesda sitting in a tree

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Justin and Bree discuss Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethsoft, Fallout 76, Conan Exiles, Elder Scrolls Online, Echo of Soul, Phantasy Star Online 2, Final Fantasy XVI, and Crowfall, with adventures in WoW and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on FOMO marketing tactics in MMOs.

Dungeons and Dragons Online postpones its level cap increase

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In a year of many game and project delays, one more isn't surprising -- even though it isn't welcome to hear. So bad news,...

Destiny 2 outlines customizable Ghost boons arriving with Beyond Light

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Most Destiny 2 players are familiar with their Ghost, the helpful little robot friend that mostly helps players respawn when they die and...

Microsoft just bought ZeniMax, Bethsoft, and Elder Scrolls Online’s ZOS for $7.5B

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Here's your Monday bombshell: Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired ZeniMax Media - and therefore Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios and...

The MOP Up: Razer accidentally exposes 100,000 consumer accounts

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Razer, a popular provider of gaming hardware, joined the notorious list of companies that accidentally exposed their consumer's personal information to the world. While...

One Shots: Unholy abominations

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We may view them as horrible monsters who are standing between us and our precious loot, but have you ever considered life -- such...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Markarth DLC launches November 2 for PC, November 10 for console

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As promised, ZeniMax has just dropped a ton of info about Elder Scrolls Online's next update during its year-end preview event stream. We knew...

The Soapbox: The joys of MMO collecting

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I’ve often sat and pondered exactly what it is that I enjoy about the MMO experience. After all, being educated about your own likes...

The Stream Team: Standing a Ghost of a Chance in Dungeons and Dragons Online

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Does Massively OP's MJ stand a Ghost of a Chance in DDO? We'll see as she takes on a quest by that very...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Hands-on with Guild Wars 2’s new Sunqua Peak fractal, live today

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While Guild Wars 2’s Cantha-centric End of Dragons expansion may not be coming until next year, players eager to visit The Empire of...

Bungie appears to deny rumors of acquisition talks with Microsoft

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What would the gaming world look like if Bungie went back underneath the Microsoft umbrella? It looks like we'll never find out as the...

The Stream Team: Calling on Karthwatch for help in Elder Scrolls Online’s Greymoor

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During her last Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor adventure, Massively OP's MJ saved the long-lost ice princess. But her main goal is to get...

The MOP Up: Overhit sunsets in Korea

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Nexon's Overhit is fading quickly from the mobile MMO scene. Its global servers were shut down earlier this year, leaving only the Korean and...

Here’s how leveling an alt in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will currently work

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We know that World of Warcraft players will have a small battalion of alts to push through the content of Shadowlands. So how...

One Shots: When nerfing goes too far

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We've all seen classes and gear hit with the nerf bat from time to time in MMOs -- hey, it's a fact of life!...

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