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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.

Elite Dangerous Odyssey gets better planet visuals, rendering performance boosts, and a host of fixes today

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Today is the sixth update for the PC version of Elite: Dangerous Odyssey, bringing with it some feature adjustments, performance improvements, the improved camera...

Guild Wars 2’s Flashpoint is free as players welcome WoW refugees and debate End of Dragons

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If you need a lil break from the latest Blizzard fiasco, Guild Wars 2 is one of the MMOs that stands ready to welcome...

Elite Dangerous outlines the changes to the camera suite arriving in the next PC update

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While it might not be the highest priority fix needed for the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey expansion, those who love to take screenshots of the...
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The Elder Scrolls Online preview’s Waking Flame’s Dread Cellar dungeon

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As intimidating dungeon names go, "The Dread Cellar" doesn't rank highly. You kind of think your next objectives will be the Pantry of Doom...

The Daily Grind: So are you preordering Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons?

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I don't know about you folks, but the past week has been rough, and I needed something happy to take my mind off the...

Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons expansion launches February 2022, with preorders live now

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The day is finally here: We're getting our first look at Cantha Cantha Cantha! Yes, Guild Wars 2 is taking the wraps off its...

Elite Dangerous details issue tracker work, Update 6 features, and four-player multicrew in July update post

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Elite: Dangerous continues to try and do right by its fans with the next monthly roundup of its promised series of posts updating players...

Destiny 2 will eliminate the armor transmog bounty currency starting in Season 15

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The armor transmog system of Destiny 2 - you know, the one that was widely unpopular - is going to see an adjustment with...

Guild Wars 2 unveils two more voice actors ahead of tomorrow’s End of Dragons showcase

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The hype train keeps on chuggin' along for Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons expansion. ArenaNet has pulled the curtain off of two more...

Nexon’s Project Magnum, a sci-fi looter shooter, emerges from the wings

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With the proven success (amid several failures) of the online looter shooter, it's not unsurprising that Nexon wants to get in on the action...

The MOP Up: ArcheAge heads to the beach for sand and surf

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Both versions of ArcheAge are urging players to take a break from their usual routine of species extermination to play in the sand and...

One Shots: A story in a single picture

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I've always had a great fondness for when video games can tell a quick story without words but rather with objects placed in such...

A new ‘Treasure Bugan’ event spices up LOTRO’s dungeon runs

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Lord of the Rings Online is filled to the brim with instances, but weirdly enough, not as many players use the instance finder as...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

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World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of...

Massively Overthinking: Load-bearing playerbases in MMORPGs

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Game developer Damion Schubert is known to MMO players for his work on everything from Ultima Online to SWTOR, but as it turns out,...

Guild Wars 2 on how it’s upgrading the Canthan language from Factions to End of Dragons

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ArenaNet apparently isn't waiting for next week to start the hype for Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons reveal, as today it released a...

Guild Wars 2 will showcase End of Dragons’ story, elite specs, beta info, and trailer next week

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So we already knew that ArenaNet is taking the wraps off Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons next week - that's on July 27th,...

Guild Wars 2 plans to make a permanent public version of Twisted Marionette after some tweaks

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If you've been following the community buzz in Guild Wars 2, you probably noticed a name on a lot of players' lips: the Twisted...

The Daily Grind: So what do we all think of New World so far?

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Amazon's New World rolled into closed beta yesterday, and unlike some past test events, this one has no NDA, meaning the whole MMORPG community...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 331: The transparency episode

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Chronicles of Elyria, Camelot Unchained, Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Swords of Legends Online, Elyon, Warframe, and Path of Exile, with adventures in FFXIV, WoW Classic, LOTRO, and Albion Online, plus mailbag topics on Crowfall's marketing and its roleplay problem.

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