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 cat, if she exists, will have to fend for herself.

The Elder Scrolls Online highlights Lady Arabelle in a bit of in-universe lore

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Spy, monster hunter, author, soldier, philanthropist... is there anything that Lady Arabelle hasn't done? Yes. The dishes. But the latest article on the official...

Destiny 2’s Bungie says it won’t be ‘muzzled’ by Sony when it comes to ‘standing up for what’s right’

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For the last week, we've been covering a WAPO story on the games industry's tepid response for reproductive health rights, which led to a...

Perfect Ten: MMO critters so cute it makes your teeth hurt

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I vividly remember a conversation I had with my then-girlfriend's parents back in 1996 about the potential of this growing "internet" phenomenon. With my...

The Stream Team: Rendezvous with Rama in Guild Wars 2

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After infiltrating the Speakers and causing a ruckus in Guild Wars 2, Massively OP's MJ needs to regroup with Rama over in Mori village....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 373: Bots are bad, ‘mkay?

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Just and Bree discuss Lost Ark's bots, FFXIV's mods, Star Trek Online's Stormfall, Elder Scrolls Online's High Isle, and Wrath Classic beta, with adventures in LOTRO and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on Black Desert's perceived decline.

Guild Wars 2’s Living World Season 1 Sky Pirates episode drops anchor next week

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Guild Wars 2 is continuing its rollout of its original living world season 1 from 2013 - but completely reimagined as permanent content -...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online has a real enthusiasm problem

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Looking around the MMORPG community, you may not even be aware that Elder Scrolls Online has less than a month until its newest expansion,...
Same old story, same old song and dance.

Diablo III dev shares behind-the-scenes stories for its 10th anniversary

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First of all, it's been 10 years since Diablo III launched on May 15th, 2012, and that makes us all so old. Second, it's...

Destiny 2 outlines several updates to Iron Banner and other PvP activities arriving in Season 17

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Destiny 2 has been talking up its Season 17 update and what it's doing to change things like raid rotations and weapons, but now...

The Elder Scrolls Online teases the history of High Isle’s Systres Archipelago

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Whether you're a lore hound looking for more fiction to chew on or you just want to know how the heck to pronounce the...

Fight or Kite: New World’s PvP is a failure for casual gamers

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It's been a little over half a year since New World officially launched, and in that time we’ve seen a fair number of changes...

The MOP Up: SWG rogue server Empire in Flames celebrates five years

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Star Wars Galaxies: Empire in Flames rogue server celebrated its fifth anniversary this past week. "Since the doors opened on May 4th 2017, EiF...

One Shots: Ideal locales for tourist traps

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Sometimes I wonder if our adventurers in these virtual worlds stumble upon locales so pretty and arresting that they pause and go, "You know...
Son armas para usar para herir.

Diablo III makes the Echoing Nightmare permanent, Overwatch 2 discusses support hero adjustments

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Whether you're a fan of hacking up demons in Diablo III or testing out the new PvP meta in Overwatch 2, there's some news...

Arrrrrrr you ready to get murdered by pirates in Elder Scrolls Online High Isles

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We're just a bare few weeks away from the launch's of this year's defining Elder Scrolls Online chapter, High Isle, and ZeniMax Online Studios...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

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Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...

WAPO calls out gaming industry for lack of support for reproductive health as workers strike

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The Washington Post has a new article out this week ripping into the gaming industry for its "silence" on the likely overturn of Roe...
no mad lizert

Perfect Ten: The many-colored dragon rainbow of the MMO sphere

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Dragons are ubiquitous. When I wrote a Perfect Ten describing every single MMO bestiary, I noted that no matter what game you're playing, no...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks the Soo-Won fight again and nerfs multiple classes in PvP

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Guild Wars 2's patch this week turned out to have a lot more packed into the notes than you might've thought. In addition to...

Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd joins The Elder Scrolls Online cast for High Isle

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Iconic actor Billy Boyd is slated to join the cast of The Elder Scrolls Online in the upcoming High Isle chapter. Boyd is a...

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