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.

Guild Wars 2 details next week’s adjustments to unidentified gear loot drops

Some major changes are coming to the way Guild Wars 2's loot drops function for level-80 characters, which the devs hope "will provide...

The Daily Grind: Which ‘MMO-lite’ utilizes the best parts of the MMO genre?

One of the interesting twists and turns of the MMORPG market over the past decade is the rise of what we're starting to call...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...
Teamwork!

Children of Ur and Eleven join forces to create the ultimate Glitch revival

The process of rebuilding the social and non-combat sandbox MMO Glitch has been a slow one. It's been one that attracted a deep...

Tamriel Infinium: A conversation with The Elder Scrolls Online’s Abnur Tharn

For my first assignment at Massively Overpowered, I wanted to make a statement. No fluff piece or softball interview is good enough for our...

The Stream Team: Capturing Guild Wars 2’s combat kitty mount in WvW

You say there is a cool combat kitty mount in Guild Wars 2's WvW? Well I think you just found a way to get...

There’s pie! Elder Scrolls Online’s Jester Festival begins this week

I hope you're ready for this folks: In just two weeks, we're going to be deluged with April Fools' Day jokes all across the...

MMO Business Roundup: Bethsoft E3, Unity+Tencent, Stray Bombay, Wargaming MMOs, and Google at GDC

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO business tidbits! Remember last year's phenomenal Bethsoft presentation at E3? The one with not just Elder Scrolls...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Fear not this night – there is hope for Guild Wars 2’s future

The last two weeks of February were devastating to the Guild Wars 2 community. Guild Wars 2 developer

Global Chat: Parting ways with Cryptic’s Foundry

It's a sad and regrettable situation for Cryptic to be closing one of its most unique features -- and in two games, no less....

One Shots in Smell-O-Vision!

Have you ever had an odd moment where you wondered what your favorite MMO would... smell like? If aromas could waft out of your...

Battle Bards Episode 140: Piano piano!

It’s one of the most powerful and versatile of musical instruments, and now the piano is getting its own featured show here on Battle...

Guild Wars 2 player builds Super Adventure Box guild hall in tribute to designer Josh Foreman

My kid has already started pestering me about Super Adventure Box this year. It's almost April 1st. Is it open yet? Will there be...
SIR

PAX East 2019: Final Fantasy XIV and The Elder Scrolls Online show off for the convention

PAX East 2019 approaches, and it's got a rather eclectic collection of things on display, but that includes at least a couple of big...

Tamriel Infinium: Stuff it, naysayers, this is the perfect time for dragons in Elder Scrolls Online

I admit that I was one of the first people on board with the original idea that there would be no dragons in the...

Elder Scrolls Online launches Wrathstone DLC on console, rejects Oceania megaserver

Console players were finally able to jump into Elder Scrolls Online's new Wrathstone DLC yesterday, and some PlayStation 4 players found they...
I still love you, robot.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 211: Carrying the Torchlight

Justin and Bree deep-dive Torchlight Frontiers and discuss Path of Exile's Synthesis, the great LOTRO and DDO outage of 2019, the impending end of Kritika Online and the Foundry system in Star Trek Online and Neverwinter, Guild Wars 2's warclaw, Alganon, and a mailbag topic about housing in MMOs.

Guild Wars 2 has already launched five new skins for the warclaw mount

Well, that didn't take long! ArenaNet announced today a cash shop update for Guild Wars 2 that includes five new skins for...

The Division 2’s early access begins as Ubisoft details the living world endgame

Early access is officially underway for The Division 2 for preorder buyers ahead of the formal launch this weekend. If you're in, you're...

The MOP Up: MapleStory goes to the arcade

If you're playing MapleStory, chances are that you're not too prim and proper to enjoy some goofy fun. So pop in a quarter...

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