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.

Choose My Adventure: Torchlight, too

March is but a memory. April is here. And while a new month certainly brings new things to Choose My Adventure, we've...

Elite: Dangerous begins Mac beta test

Mac users, you are cleared for departure. Set a course for the beta star system and engage, although be warned: It may get...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks the personal story for a solo finish

If you -- like a certain unnamed but devastatingly handsome Massively Overpowered writer -- have stalled out on the final stage of Guild...

Three Elder Scrolls Online mods you shouldn’t play without

If you have not jumped into Elder Scrolls Online yet, you should really give it a shot. With its latest update and B2P transition,...

Guild Wars 2 limits gold transactions, abusive language

To combat "account takeovers, fraud, and RMT," ArenaNet is putting a hard cap on the amount of gold in Guild Wars...

Not So Massively: Dota 2 tickets sell out, Rust brings out the racists, and Grey Goo has population problems

Tickets for the Dota 2 world championship, The International, sold out in a record 10 minutes and are now being resold by scalpers for up...

Elite releases 86-track OST while LOTRO buffs its music system

It's a two-for-one music Monday here at Massively Overpowered! For starters, Elite: Dangerous is now selling its physical soundtrack as a 3-CD...

Elder Scrolls Online contest looks for talented wordsmiths

Crafting doesn't just come in the "potions and armor" category; writing can be a sublime skill in and of itself as well. If you've...

Elite: Dangerous sends pilots on a scavenger hunt for a graphics card

When you have an entire galaxy at your fingertips, why not turn it into a massive scavenger hunt? Y'know, for kicks and corporate...
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...

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