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.

When your disco ball just isn't shiny enough.

Guild Wars 2 has good news about its legendary armory

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We all know that Guild Wars 2 does love to monetize a lot of its features, so there's been some concern among the playerbase...

Elite Dangerous player manages a 64,000+ light year trip without needing to scoop fuel from stars

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While a great deal of attention is being paid to Elite: Dangerous' Odyssey alpha, there's still adventures being had in the base game as...
Things you don't want.

Guild Wars 2 previews May’s weird and massive balance patch

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Even as Guild Wars 2 busts out its brand-new forums today, ArenaNet didn't want the renovation to completely overshadow details of the upcoming "major...

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons?

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The Guild Wars 2 community has been a jumble this week. While half of the discussion has centered on the brewing hype machine for...

Massively Overthinking: The terrible hot-mess MMOs we have fun in anyway

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Every time we cover Hellgate London - and let's be honest, it's a lot since the game comes back from the dead at least...

The Elder Scrolls Online won’t be able to fix UI issues on console until June 8 due to certification timing

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For console players of The Elder Scrolls Online who have been experiencing problems with the game's item UI, there's some rather unfortunate news. A...

The Stream Team: Guild Wars 2 griffon egg hunting in Elon Riverlands

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In honor of Guild Wars' anniversary on the 26th, Massively OP's MJ is hopping into its sequel, Guild Wars 2. There, she's halfway though...

Elite Dangerous launches Odyssey alpha phase 4, affirms improvements to its final build in livestream

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Today is the last day for PC-playing Commanders in Elite: Dangerous to kick the tires of the Odyssey expansion as the fourth and final...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 319: A sadness prison for addicts

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Justin and Bree discuss Destiny 2's tmog, Elite Dangerous Odyssey, PSO2's New Genesis, RuneScape and Albion on mobile, and Jeff Kaplan's farewell, with adventures in Guild Wars, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag discussion on Blizzard's downfall and future.

Guild Wars 2 releases summer roadmap, plans End of Dragons reveal event for July

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Guild Wars 2's Icebrood Saga Episode 5 Chapter 5 Judgment is launching today, and of course we've got our Guild Wars 2 columnists bringing...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Hands-on with Guild Wars 2’s Judgment world boss, Dragonstorm

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Judgment is upon us, friends, in this edition of the Flameseeker Chronicles: The fourth and final chapter of Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga:...

The Stream Team: Before Blackwood, anything goes in Elder Scrolls Online

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After checking out ESO's upcoming Blackwood, Massively OP's MJ can't get all that lava out of her mind.  She just can't focus as she...

Stick and Rudder: The frustrating and unsuccessful search for life in Elite Dangerous Odyssey alpha phase 3

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I should have been more capable. If I were a better exploration pilot in Elite: Dangerous, I suspect I would have had a better...

One Shots: Playing chicken

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If your MMORPG ever expects you to take it super-seriously, then you need to follow Minimalistway's example and rebel by wearing a ridiculous costume...
Destined even further.

Destiny 2’s proposed transmog system is out to punish you for looking fine

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Close your eyes and imagine a cosmetic transmog system for a looter shooter like Destiny 2. Not too complicated, right? Now open your eyes...

Classic Guild Wars is about to turn 16 years old and the party has begun in Shing Jea

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If you want to get absolutely technical about it, Classic Guild Wars doesn't officially turn 16 years old until Monday. But if we waited...

Elite Dangerous announces Odyssey alpha phase 4 start date and details of character snapshot timing

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The final phase of Odyssey's alpha is coming a lot sooner than maybe some players of Elite: Dangerous expected. Shortly following the announcement of...

Massively Overthinking: How much are you spending on MMOs every month right now?

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A while back, MOP's Justin joked that his wife, who loves econ PvP in MMOs, was funding a year of his play on Classic...

Elite Dangerous Odyssey confirms a May 19 release date on PC

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It looks like the progress being made in the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey alpha is moving at a predictable enough pace that Frontier Developments can...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Blackwood is ready for you to break it on the PTS

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If you're so eager to see Elder Scrolls Online's Blackwood and update 30 aka ESO 7.0.0 that you're willing to test it out, it's...

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