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.

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Massively Overthinking: The oldest MMORPGs we still play

When I was still a teenager in my earliest MMOs, the trend in the communities I ran in was to play MMOs sequentially, due...

Elite Dangerous outlines more changes to fleet carriers coming in next week’s test

Elite Dangerous' second round of Fleet Carriers beta is raring to go next week. You know this because you read MassivelyOP. But...

Guild Wars 2 makes Whisper in the Dark free this week while the community creates an anthology of hopeful stories

While this free episodic stuff was brought up by us near the end of April, consider this your gentle reminder that Guild...
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Vague Patch Notes: What causes the preponderance of disconnected MMO endgames?

Yesterday, I wrote a whole column about how WildStar had some really great stuff in it. I did not mention its endgame at...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 270: Words of Warcraft

Justin and Bree discuss Age of Conan, Defiance, World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online, Guild Wars 2, and COVID-19 delays, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and Fallout 76, and mailbag topics on Blizzard and freeform character building.

Elite: Dangerous’ second round of Fleet Carriers beta starts on May 11 for all platforms

Ready to pilot the Good Ship Eternally in Debt? Or at least test out if that ship name is appropriate? Then your chance is...

Fight or Kite: Valorant’s place in an MMO player’s rotation

The new hotness from Riot Games, developer of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, delivers twitchy, intense FPS action in Valorant....

Guild Wars 2’s No Quarter episode launches May 26 with new map and mastery

This won't come as a huge surprise, since we already knew Guild Wars 2's next living story Icebrood Saga episode is called No...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO to play if you’re totally broke?

A while back I saw an interesting thread on the Guild Wars 2 Reddit, in which the player was asking whether he was...

The MOP Up: Twin Saga blossoms into spring

Spring has blossomed in Twin Saga, with the huge Update 25 bringing a new Senshi quest, the Trade Fjord and Fairy Valley zones,...

Global Chat: Suffering through Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

Guild Wars 2 fans have developed a cult following around the seasonal Super Adventure Box, but as much as some love it, others have...

One Shots: Day of the Cats

As the reluctant owner of a slightly deranged cat, I have nightmares of when felines grow into towering, snide monstrosities and roam the planet...

Bored during lockdown? Elder Scrolls Online and New World suggest MMO coloring books

I need some wholesome MMO stuff to start the month: Why not join in the coloring book fun with MMOs? This is a real...

Elite Dangerous is delaying its Next Era content into 2021

Still having fun in the fleet carriers beta for Elite Dangerous? Well, get comfy, because while that's already suffered one delay and...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs do you let your own kids play?

A while back, in the long long ago when we could still talk to humans in person, I was chatting with the mom of...

COVID-19 roundup: Rockstar and Jagex help save the UK’s National Videogame Museum and more

COVID-19 is still very much a thing in most of our staff's and readers' lives, and it's still very much impacting the games industry. A...

Guild Wars 2’s next living story episode, No Quarter, will launch without voice acting thanks to the pandemic

While business is booming for online games during this pandemic-related quarantine, story-centric MMORPGs seem to be having trouble getting specific types of work done...
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Elder Scrolls Online promises further stability and optimization with the next two updates

The Elder Scrolls Online is back once again with another update to its performance improvements plan for April, and though the devs of...

Elder Scrolls Online previews Greymoor’s world-spanning, largely non-combat antiquities system

With Greymoor now scheduled to launch May 26th, we're less than a month away from Elder Scrolls Online's next big thing, and probably...

Perfect Ten: Underappreciated Guild Wars 2 features

Guild Wars 2 is not a perfect game, but then again, no MMORPG is. I've had a pull-and-push relationship with the game since...

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