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.

Jukebox Heroes: How Elite: Dangerous’ music put me into a mild coma

You know what gets me righteously angry? I shall tell you. I shall tell you, and then you shall share in my anger, you...

Sea-based sandbox Windward launches

Unfurl the sails, cut the jib, and swab the poop deck -- Windward launch, ho! The sea-based sandbox officially rolls out of drydock...

WildStar subreddit mod bans F2P and B2P discussions

Hope you didn't have plans to talk about WildStar's possible conversion to a new business model on Reddit because one of the game's...

Tamriel Infinium: A guide to Elder Scrolls Online’s combat basics

I was looking back through some of my posts about the Elder Scrolls Online, and I noticed that I've mentioned combat quite a...

‘No more grind’: PvP sandbox Das Tal launches its Kickstarter

As promised, buy-to-play indie PvP sandbox Das Tal has begun a Kickstarter campaign today to coincide with the launch of the...
Oh, yeah, we sort of see it now.

Did you know Diablo III was once planned as an MMO?

It's indisputable that World of Warcraft took a lot of nods from online Diablo II when it first launched. Sometimes, it almost seems...

Guild Wars 2 gives us a glimpse of the Necromancer’s elite spec

Another week, another reveal of the next elite specialization reveal for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. If this new piece...
Not a puppy.

Destiny’s second expansion gets a video preview

If you're anything like me, you found out that Destiny's second expansion does not actually contain a literal house of wolves and got...

Elite: Dangerous offering Steam keys to game owners

Good news if you've purchased or are thinking of purchasing Elite: Dangerous from the game's website: Frontier said that it will...
We were the kings and queens of promise.

Scope out the Guild Wars 2 Dragonhunter summary

You can't play a Dragonhunter Guardian in Guild Wars 2 right now no matter how much you might want to be wielding a...

Week in Review: WoW slips to 7.1M subs [May 10, 2015]

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in...

MMO Mechanics: Three favourite action combat systems

Virtually every MMO contains dangerous places that are filled with other players or NPCs that will attack characters on site, and many also feature...
Aiming for the planet.

Elite’s Mac client launches May 12, Powerplay beta on May 20

This week's Elite: Dangerous newsletter covers quite a bit of ground. Firstly, the game's Mac client will launch on May 12th. Mac and...

Echo of Soul trailer puts the spotlight on PvP

Don't worry, PvP people -- Echo of Soul isn't going to leave you high and dry. The now-in-closed-beta Korean MMO has released a new...

Guild Wars 2 initially aims for a small desert borderlands WvW test

Even as Guild Wars 2 players are diligently farming zones in the hopes of obtaining a Heart of Thorns PvE beta key,...

The Stream Team: Breaking into a Secret World safehouse

So close, and yet so far! Part of The Secret World's Issue #10 remains unfinished for Massively OP's MJ; after completing the clubhouse,...

Blizzard still succeeding despite World of Warcraft slide

There's no doubt that Blizzard took a mighty hit this past quarter as it lost three million World of Warcraft subscribers...

Elder Scrolls Online video demonstrates freedom and choice

Do you like freedom? Do you like choices? Well, of course you do; you're a living person, not RoboTron 2010. Elder Scrolls Online...

Guild Wars 2 unveils the Guardian elite spec: Dragonhunter

Here we are in the wilds of Guild Wars 2 once again, and you can see we've got a big old dragon right...

Destiny prepares to throw players into the Prison of Elders

The bad news: You've been sentenced to prison and are severely outnumbered by powerful, ancient beings. The good news: The warden has allowed you...

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