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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.

Elder Scrolls Online offers a free subscription trial for the next week

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Have you ever wondered what life is like on the other side of the subscription barrier in Elder Scrolls Online but were too cheap...

Guild Wars 2 introduces the Thief’s End of Dragons elite spec, the scepter-wielding Specter

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Now here's a Guild Wars 2 elite specialization that's perfectly suited for the Halloween season: the Specter. Announced this morning, the Specter is the...

The Daily Grind: Do you actually use the ‘walk’ option in MMOs?

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Movement in New World has been a bit of a weird reverse learning curve if you're using to wide range of movement in MMOs...

Vitae Aeternum: Did New World’s morph to full MMORPG hamstring its PvP?

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Leading up to New World’s original launch, I had virtually no interest in playing. Even after Amazon Games pulled the ol’ switcheroo and added...

The MOP Up: Profane pitches its ‘true sandbox’ design to you

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Citing buzzwords like "true sandbox" and "player freedom," upcoming MMO Profane hopes that it can grab your attention long enough to read this Reddit...

Elder Scrolls Online throws a ghoulish gala for Halloween

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Ready to go trick-or-treating in Tamriel? Instead of holding out your candy sack to NPCs in Elder Scrolls Online, you're going to have to...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most painful or memorable bug you ever experienced in an MMO?

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Witnessing all the folks upset over losing gear and trades to rollbacks over and over in Diablo II Resurrected made me reflect on some...

Tamriel Infinium: Looking back at Elder Scrolls Online’s Morrowind

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In 2002, the Elder Scrolls CRPG franchise took its biggest step forward to date with the release of its third game, Morrowind. While Arena...
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Diablo III’s Wyatt Cheng claims the game’s tuning wasn’t based on the real-money auction house

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Remember the Diablo III real-money auction house? Of course you do; that stuff is like horse armor or "you think you want it, but you...
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Vitae Aeternum: New World through the eyes of an Elder Scrolls Online and EVE Online player

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When I heard that Amazon Game Studios was releasing an MMO, my plan was to watch from the sidelines until such time that all...

Guild Wars 2 dates livestream previews of End of Dragons zones, expansion features, and siege turtles

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Hold up, the End of Dragons expansion of Guild Wars 2 is getting siege turtles? Like... giant tortoises mounted with siege weaponry stomping onto...

Former ArenaNet boss Jeff Strain’s new gaming company is called Possibility Space

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There's a new games studio in town: Possibility Space, led by veteran game executive Jeff Strain. Strain, of course, is best known to MMORPG...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 342: From New World to Old Camelot

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Justin and Chris discuss New World, LOTRO, Guild Wats 2, World of Warcraft, and Dark Age of Camelot, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and New World, plus mailbag topics on polling MMO players, out-of-game MMO promos, and 'managed decline' works for MMOs.
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Guild Wars 2 starts rolling out the Icebrood Saga in Living World Return starting on October 19

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Are you eager to get into Guild Wars 2's Icebrood Saga but don't feel like shelling out the money necessary to get access to every...

Destiny 2’s Halloween-themed Festival of the Lost brings haunted sectors and spooky goodies

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Today is the day when Guardians in Destiny 2 remember the fallen, put on masks, and blow away foes for the chance at candy...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s cranky priest

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As all Elder Scrolls Online fans know, whenever a new chunk of content comes out, they'll be encountering some new figures in the game's...

Guild Wars 2 provides a tour of Shing Jea Island in latest livestream

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Guild Wars 2 fans have to wait until February for End of Dragons to arrive. That seems like a long time. Hopefully, the latest...

Elder Scrolls Online’s creative director says New World’s success will ‘shake things up’ and ‘get the creative juices flowing’

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A rising tide raises all ships, and nowhere is that more true than in the MMO genre, as new games succeeding can often mean...

Destiny 2 details vaulted content for Year 5 and previews a Ghost shell for Festival of the Lost

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For those who write their calendars around vault content in Destiny 2, you'll want to divert your attention to a recent news post from...

Massively Overthinking: How long are you willing to wait in an MMO queue?

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New World has made headlines since the moment it launched for its excessive queues, but it's hardly the only MMO ever - or even...

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