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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.

Make My MMO

Make My MMO: March 28, 2015

This week's crowdfunding news was all about Crowfall. Seriously, we must've written about Crowfall like 76 times or something. In the end, the most...

The Stream Team: Gobbling up AP from The Secret World’s golden golems

Giant golden golems in The Secret World give out oodles of sweet, sweet AP and SP, and during this week's Gilded Rage event...

Massively Overthinking: The true value of free-to-play players

Today's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter backer and prolific commenter Omedon, who wrote us a really long question. It's long. But it's...
When your disco ball just isn't shiny enough.

Crafting Legendary precursors in Guild Wars 2’s expansion

Legendary weapons are something of a chore for Guild Wars 2 players, as they rely a fair bit upon luck just to get...

Chaos Theory: Quit whining and pay for your Secret World content

Those of you who know me know that ranting is not exactly my forte. Although I have dabbled in it a bit here and...
It's really making my life bloody overwhelming! Ha ha! Seriously, I have lost an extraordinary amount of blood.

Guild Wars 2 removes bleeding caps in Heart of Thorns

One of the routinely stated design goals about Guild Wars 2 is that you should be able to wander out in the world...

The Stream Team: I am Groot, kind of

March's Choose My Adventure Sampler Platter Edition continues tonight with a little bit of Marvel Heroes 2015. Join Massively OP's...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Shifting perspectives in Guild Wars 2

Since my last edition of Flameseeker Chronicles, ArenaNet has released the eagerly anticipated camera patch, and I have been squealing with delight...

Choose My Adventure: Torchlight Heroes

Our March sampler-platter edition of Choose My Adventure is quickly coming to a close. There's only one more vote to...
All right, the Lopp have some chops here too.

WildStar outlines pets and wardrobe mechanics

Have you longed for a Rowsdower companion of your very own as you venture about in WildStar? Did you hate the game's costume...
GOTH GOTH GOTH GOTH

Diablo III offers a big boost for the Reaper of Souls anniversary

It's hard to believe that players have been enjoying the first Diablo III expansion for over a year, isn't it? Today specifically marks...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a love/hate relationship with an MMO?

For the most part, my MMO gaming world is pretty black and white. If I enjoy a game, then I'm playing it. If I'm...
This is nice, right? Just being in a car?

You can now try The Crew for free on consoles

If you're still curious about Ubisoft's online racer The Crew, I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is that...
Bye Felicia

Frontier crowns its Race to Elite winners

Appropriately, the winner of Frontier's Triple Elite competition is a Commander by the name of Onepercent. He played for 1,029 hours between December...

The Secret World extends its multi-issue sale to veterans, throws week-long event

Nobody likes getting cut out of a good deal. When The Secret World announced that it was selling a generously discounted "enhanced...

Elder Scrolls Online console preorders are now open

Having relaunched The Elder Scrolls Online as a buy-to-play, sub-optional PC game last week, ZeniMax has now announced pre-orders for the...
IT'S THE FINAL COUNT DOWN

Frontier turns Elite bug into community event

Frontier has turned an Elite: Dangerous bug into a canonical community event that is still ongoing through March 26th. A player...

Factions: Origins of Malu’s early access launch and interview

Origins of Malu has certainly had a long, bumpy road to launch. Showing up on our radar back in August 2011, this...
Revival

Revival says it will feature ‘graphic sex’

Those of you with sex on the brain may find the latest Revival dev post enlightening. Before we get to the bumping and...

Secret World offers cheap pre-Tokyo package for new players

Another day, another deal! If you've been eying The Secret World after hearing about the recently released Enhanced Player Experience but you're...

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