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.

The Stream Team: Elder Scrolls Online’s The Ravenwatch Inquiry

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This is it! Massively OP's MJ is starting up her final leftover prologue quest in Elder Scrolls Online! The Ravenwatch Inquiry introduces the Markarth...

Elder Scrolls Online offers community rewards for exploring High Isle in upcoming event

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Care to hunt an achievement, fill a communal bar, and help everyone get some free goodies as a result? Then you're the kind of...

The Stream Team: The ongoing leveling adventures of a Guild Wars 2 Elementalist

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MOP's Chris is coming back to Tyria once again as he continues to slowly make his way through the levels of Guild Wars 2....

Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...

Cheat maker files countersuit against Bungie that alleges the studio hacked one of its computers

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The battle between cheat maker AimJunkies and Destiny 2 developer Bungie has been a rather drawn-out affair, so allow us a moment to review....

The Stream Team: Tracking the Thargoid incursion in Elite Dangerous

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MOP's Chris is heading back into the galaxy of Elite: Dangerous for one very important reason: aliens. Specifically, the Thargoids, who have been attacking...
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The Daily Grind: Do you prefer costumes over transmog in MMOs?

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You know what's an interesting feature that both Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2 share? They both offer two different approaches to dressing...

The Stream Team: Clearing squatters from a Guild Wars 2 guild hall

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It turns out that a bunch of Purist squatters have settled in the Canthan guild hall area in Guild Wars 2. Those traitors must...

Elder Scrolls Online starts testing Update 36 and the island of Galen

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Despite Elder Scrolls Online already being pretty flush with volcanoes and lava fields, it's about to get a few more thanks to this fall's...

Diablo IV is recruiting for its endgame beta – here’s what to expect

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So this week's Diablo IV announcement is good news and bad news. The good news is Blizzard is moving to what it's calling a...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Firesong DLC and Update 36 arrive on PC November 1

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We all know that Elder Scrolls Online is getting a new DLC release and new update by now, and most regular fans of the...

The Daily Grind: Is there a mod for an MMO that you just can’t play without?

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I've been back in Lord of the Rings Online a bunch lately, and as part of my return I went through and made sure...

The MOP Up: Valheim comes to Microsoft’s store this month

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That kooky Norse survival sim Valheim is sending a raiding party to new shores -- in this case, to Microsoft itself. The company announced...

One Shots: Zen and the art of motorcycle flying

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As we all well know, motorcycles are among the safest forms of transportation ever devised. This is especially true if you careen off-road without...

Global Chat: Torchlight Infinite’s infinite challenges

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The upcoming Torchlight Infinite is starting to build some positive buzz for this multiplayer ARPG, and Battle Stance was on the scene to check...

Chip Theory Games offers a preview of the crowdfunding campaign page for its Elder Scrolls board game

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Last February, fans of Elder Scrolls Online were aimed in the direction of an upcoming board game based on the IP called The Elder...
Hooray, I won!

Guild Wars 2 previews October’s PvP balance patch

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While August's round of class balance changes were aimed at Guild Wars 2's PvE scene, the next batch coming in October are meant to...

Elite Dangerous rolls back a hotfix after it compounds 4.0’s existing stability problems and crashes

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The 4.0 update for Elite: Dangerous that went out earlier this week was intended to make the game more stable. It didn't, and a...

Elder Scrolls Online offers a quick preview of some of Update 36’s targeted ability adjustments

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The Elder Scrolls Online is getting yet another combat update to the base game when Update 36 arrives - that much is probably not...

The Daily Grind: Did you buy a Steam Deck, and are you playing MMOs on it?

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A couple of my guildies got their Steam Decks over the summer, and I have to say, I'm a bit jealous. I blew it...

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