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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.

Guild Wars 2 players are having a Toga Party on April 24 to raise MS awareness and charity funds

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Time for a bit of feel-good philanthropy with Guild Wars 2 as the stage. On Saturday, April 24th, players are invited to an MS...

Tamriel Infinium: Previewing The Elder Scrolls Online’s Blackwood and companion system

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While fans of the Elder Scrolls series patiently await any scrap of information pertaining to TES6, players of The Elder Scrolls Online continue to...

Massively Overthinking: The 2021 MMORPG outlook is good, actually

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Early this week, I saw a mainstream gaming headline in my feeds about how we should all just give up on 2021 since it's...

Elder Scrolls Online’s new Endeavors dailies offer a new path to lockbox loot

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If dailies aren't your thing in MMOs, you can probably keep on scrolling. But if they are, or if you're planning to return to...

Scan plants for fun and profit in Elite Dangerous’ Odyssey alpha phase three, which is live today

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While there are certainly no shortage of ways to rake in the space cheddar in Elite: Dangerous, the newest phase of alpha testing for...

The Stream Team: Silly shenanigans in Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

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Life can get too serious, so Massively OP's MJ is getting a dose of silliness in Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box! Bopping around...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 317: Stay awhile and listen

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Justin and Bree discuss MMO Kickstarters, Path of Exile 2, Global Agenda 2, Dual Universe, and Wizard101, with adventures in WoW Classic, Fallout 76, Diablo 2 Resurrected, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on Steam and FOMO, Diablo 3, and No Man's Sky.

Elder Scrolls Online details Blackwood’s multi-armed bosses, the ruinachs

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As hype for Elder Scrolls Online's Blackwood chapter continues to mount, ZeniMax is pushing out more dev blogs exploring the lore behind the content....

Elite Dangerous releases hotfixes to address Odyssey phase two stability issues

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Phase two of the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey alpha has been pretty unstable if the patches applied over the course of the past week are...

Classic Guild Wars players are in a delightful frenzy trying to unearth an easter egg from 2013

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Combine a developer's hint about secret content and a much beloved MMORPG, and you've got the makings for a major treasure hunt - and...

First impressions from Diablo II Resurrected’s alpha: Just as good as you remember

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Multiplayer isn't in yet. There are only two acts and three classes available. So why am I heading into Diablo II: Resurrected? Simple: It's...
Zero, zero, zero, Ted Danson.

Population Zero has apparently sunsetted, is now just plain zero

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Population Zero appears to have fulfilled its destiny and now has zero population. Reports are coming in from both press and players on Steam that...

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s April Fools dungeon

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April Fools Day may be past, but its spirit lives on in Neverwinter! This past week's small patch opened up a mini-dungeon for goofy...
Symbolic.

Global Chat: Dealing with Magic Legends

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Now that Magic Legends is out, you can best believe that a lot of MMO gamers are checking out Cryptic's latest offering. Among those...

Corepunk Q&A discusses the launch window, guilds, mounts, and more

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If you're the type of person who respects short, direct, and to-the-point answers to specific questions, then you're going to like the first part...

Skyforge turns six years old this week as the Aelion Day celebrations begin

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My.games' Skyforge is having a big birthday this week: It's officially six years old, which means it's time once again for Aelion Day. Players...

The Soapbox: Lies I was told about World of Warcraft

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A few months back, I was feeling restless in my MMO routine. Guild Wars 2 is my MMO "home," so I'm always in that...

Elite Dangerous previews Odyssey’s conflict zone gameplay as phase two of alpha goes live

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When a system in Elite: Dangerous goes into a state of war, there are only a couple of ways players can influence the outcome:...

Elder Scrolls Online previews its Blackwood zone, goes on sale

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Elder Scrolls Online is billing it as "a world caught between two worlds," but players are going to call it "new stuff for us...
Small steps.

Elite Dangerous Odyssey’s second phase of alpha testing is tentatively scheduled for Thursday

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Players of the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey alpha test appear to be ready to move forward with phase two of testing, and for the most...

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