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.

Guild Wars 2’s Festival of the Four Winds is live once again, along with the legendary upgrade event

It's patch day for Guild Wars 2 today and the new event is live. "Festival of the Four Winds has returned to Tyria!"...

Tamriel Infinium: Everything we learned from Quakecon 2019’s Elder Scrolls Online panel

On Saturday, president of ZeniMax Online Studios Matt Firor and creative director of The Elder Scrolls Online Rich Lambert took the stage at...

The Daily Grind: Has there ever been MMO loot you desperately wanted but never got?

Throughout the course of my MMO play, I've found that some loot I've craved is simply never meant to be. Sometimes it's an expensive...

MMO Week in Review: Wouldn’t it be awesome if Guild Wars 2’s next season were Cantha

It was a surprisingly solid week for Guild Wars 2, not so much because of one specific thing but because of the deluge:...

The MOP Up: H1Z1’s huge PlayStation 4 update

Do you remember when H1Z1 used to be about surviving the zombie apocalypse? Yeah, me neither. In any case, gear up and slide...

Global Chat: Ranking World of Warcraft’s expansions

Have you ever tried your hand at ranking all of World of Warcraft's expansions from worst to best? Sure you have, because everyone's done...

One Shots: Dark beauties

I think that there's a lot of dark beauty to be found in MMORPGs, but hey, when I ask the One Shots community to...

The Elder Scrolls Online’s Scalebreaker launches August 12 – check out the QuakeCon 2019 roadmap

At QuakeCon this evening, ZeniMax dropped some juicy info for Elder Scrolls Online fans. The big news, of course, is the launch date for...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best sound design?

I've long held the opinion that one of the most underrated elements of effective MMORPGs is a really good sound design. I'm not just...

Guild Wars 2 is plotting a big living world announcement during PAX on August 30

If you've been keeping a finger on the pulse of the Guild Wars 2 community the last month or so, you know there's...

The Soapbox: The counterproductiveness of limited-time content in online games

While thoroughly enjoying playing Astroneer's special event in honor of Apollo 11's moon landing 50th anniversary that's happening now through August 31st,...

Diablo III’s season 18 and the 2.6.6 update’s new gear are open for testing

Last night, Blizzard dropped Diablo III's next big thing on the test server. Yes, Blizzard remembered Diablo III is a going concern, and...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG zones of all time

I once heard it said that a popular studio - I think it was Blizzard - made it a point of asking prospective developers...

Guild Wars 2 has officially announced collab for armor-lookalike clothing line

Earlier this week, we ran a Leaderboard poll about whether you'd wear gaming apparel - not just stuff with logos, but stuff that...

SuperData June 2019: WoW’s back in the top 10 as Overwatch players have spent $1B on in-game content

There's good news for MMOs in the June SuperData video games global revenue charts, most notably the fact that a "real" MMORPG has...

Guild Wars 2 announces legendary upgrades and a community event to unlock ’em

ArenaNet appears to be taking its collaborative community event mechanics to the next level in Guild Wars 2, only this time, instead of...

Perfect Ten: Great MMOs that will run just fine on your old computer

The other day a friend was telling me that he used to play EverQuest Online Adventures very regularly back in the day, but...

Tamriel Infinium: What comes after champion points in The Elder Scrolls Online?

During the Elsweyr release announcement stream for the Elder Scrolls Online earlier this summer, ZeniMax made an announcement that was somewhat buried within...

Guild Wars 2 will resurrect the Festival of the Four Winds once again next week

ArenaNet announced today that as expected, the Festival of the Four Winds event will return to Guild Wars 2 next week...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Why Guild Wars 2 is the ideal starter MMO

When I met my wife, she was a console gamer, but she had never played an MMO. She was interested in giving some of...

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