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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.

Battle Bards Episode 144: Colors of the rainbow

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet: Combined, these forces create the awesome power of Roy G. Biv — otherwise known as the...

The MOP Up: Dauntless’ forums are down for a month as the game goes offline until Tuesday

No doubt that you have heard about Dauntless' launch on Tuesday, May 21st. And while that marks a new beginning for the monster...

One Shots: Look – but don’t throw

It's pretty common to be frustrated by MMOs showing you things that you can't ever touch or play. Whether it be fantastic races that...

The Stream Team: Starting a new necromancer in Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr

Jumping to a max-level necromancer was much too stressful for Massively OP's MJ when she dived into The Elder Scrolls Online's new Elsweyr...

Massively Overthinking: Unpopular MMORPG opinions

Unpopular opinions: We all have them. In fact we have so many that it's a straight up meme. This week's Massively Overthinking is...

Into the Super-verse: Getting to know City of Heroes all over again

It has been well over a decade since I played City of Heroes with any regularity, and yet when I saw that familiar...

Elite: Dangerous player finds a program that lets you hack every aspect of your ship

Cheating is bad behavior, but doing it in a sandbox MMO is several orders of magnitude worse. While Elite: Dangerous has certainly done...

Guild Wars 2 temporarily disables map completion key rewards over teleport exploit

This is why we can't have nice things: ArenaNet was forced to disable some map rewards in Guild Wars 2 last night thanks...

The Division 2’s first raid won’t have matchmaking, to the community’s dismay

It seems that the The Division 2 community is in a bit of an uproar the news came out that the game's first...
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Tamriel Infinium: Ranking the Elder Scrolls Online’s expansions and DLC to date

On the cusp of the release of Elder Scrolls Online's latest chapter expansion, Elsweyr, I thought it might be fun to go back...

Diablo III adds new Torment levels, introduces season 17 buff in latest patch

The latest update for Diablo III is live on PC and consoles, and it's full of terrible torment and bovine bedlam, among other...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 220: Everybody gets a dragon!

Justin and Bree discuss City of Heroes, lockboxes, Fallout 76, Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, RIFT, ZeniMax, and New World, with a mailbag question about epic MMO character creators.

Elder Scrolls Online previews Elsweyr’s legendary fire-speaking dragons

Today is a day for dragons across multiple franchises and MMOs, The Elder Scrolls Online included, as ZeniMax posted up a big...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s War Eternal

After playing through Guild Wars 2's new Living World episode, War Eternal, which is live today, I am still speechless. This is,...

City of Heroes community forms Round Table as Homecoming rogue servers count over 56,000 players

Multiple City of Heroes groups now say they're working under yet another initiative to bring the rogue server community together. "The Round Table has...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online delves into the mysteries of Yard 39

Star Trek Online is all about the Discovery these days, and in a new lore blog, the team gives some backstory to...

Diablo III’s Season of Nightmares arrives this week

When's the last time that you were excited about Diablo III? It's been a pretty quiet spring for the ARPG, but Blizzard is...

One Shots: What am I looking at here, exactly?

I guess I was asking for pure nightmare fuel when I issued a challenge last week to create the most disturbing and deformed avatars...
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Global Chat: Is it worth it to subscribe to MMOs?

MMO blog Altar of Gaming has a fascinating series going on in which Rimuru is evaluating whether or not it's worth picking up a...
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Elder Scrolls Online issues an apology over the Elsweyr adventure plagiarism debacle

It was just supposed to be a fun little promo item to help spark excitement for The Elder Scrolls Online's next expansion, but the...

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