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.

One Shots: Playing favorites

Oh sure, we all say that we're impartial and we love all our alts the same... but admit it, there is one race that...

Destiny 2 flies you to the moon locations of Shadowkeep and prepares to close a Tribute Hall exploit

What is it with fiction writers trying to put creepy stuff on the Moon? By all visual accounts, it's a serene, tranquil, and pretty...

MMO Cartographer: Riders of Icarus is a very tame MMORPG

I have a few vices, and one of them is a mild to moderate obsession with game pets and mounts. I am pretty sure...
Secrets?

Vague Patch Notes: Datamining, leaks, unforced errors, and messaging

So now that Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers has been released, basically everyone playing the game has completely forgotten that the expansion actually prompted...

Desert Oasis: Taking a swing with Black Desert’s Tamer and her bō staff

When I first started playing Black Desert, it was because I wanted to play a Dark Knight. From her animations, armors, and that...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offering is filling your summer hours?

We're only now in the middle of July, but so far it feels as though summer 2019 has been a non-stop rollercoaster of great...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 229: Adventures in Albion Online

Justin, Samon, and Bree discuss Daybreak, the new LOTR MMO Amazon is co-developing, EVE Online's comms blackout, Caravan Stories, and City of Heroes, with a sponsored segment on Albion Online's Percival update.

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

Expansion into the Witch Head Nebula is the next community goal for Elite: Dangerous players

Commanders who are extremely active in all things Elite: Dangerous have likely been looking forward to the space sandbox's next community goal. Yesterday...

Global Chat: Sucked into Shadowbringers

It's hard to deny the fact that this July, half of the online gaming population seems to be immersed into FFXIV's Shadowbringers expansion....

One Shots: How to lose a staring contest

I suppose we all need to accept the new reality, which is that we're only starting to see the tsunami of Final Fantasy...

Destiny 2 discusses the Tribute Hall, recaps GuardianCon, and readies for its Steam migration

Bungie's weekly devblog is online once again, and Destiny 2 fans once more have an eyeful of stuff to bask in. This...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO suffers the most from powercreep?

Last month, an MOP reader named Swifty replied to our Daily Grind about the last MMO he'd quit by calling out EverQuest...

The Stream Team: Joining Elder Scrolls Online’s Dark Brotherhood

Is this the face of a stone-cold killer? Can Massively OP's MJ pass muster to join a brotherhood of assassins? We are going to...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a potential WoW sequel?

It's a rare MMO player who's never played World of Warcraft, which makes this particular summer an interesting one for the whole genre....

Battle Bards Episode 148: Composer spotlight on Inon Zur

On a special theme episode of Battle Bards, acclaimed composer Inon Zur is given the spotlight, especially for his contributions to several MMORPG soundtracks...

MMO Burnout: Sinking boats (and sleeping with the fishes) in World of Warships

As they crept along at a mere 15 knots, the commander kept a close eye on the horizon. He signaled to turn the craft,...

That new Lord of the Rings MMORPG is still happening, now with Amazon’s New World team on board

Hey remember last September when Athlon Games - owned by Leyou Technologies, which also owns Warframe studio Digital Extremes - announced that it was...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 228: Justin, interrupted

Justin and Bree discuss anticipated MMOs, Warframe, FFXIV, WoW Classic, Pagan Online, Fallout 76, RuneScape, Blue Protocol, and Elite Dangerous, with mailbag questions on how MMOs find audiences and how we pick which MMOs to cover.

Guild Wars 2 brings back the World Boss Rush and a Halloween in July sale

There's no big patch in Guild Wars 2 today, but it looks as if ArenaNet has its eye on an event starting next...

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