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‘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.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 214: No fools we

Justin and Bree discus MMO April Fools' Day, Jumpgate's sequel, Funcom's new Secret World project, EverQuest 3, Rend's abrupt launch, Star Citizen's ladies, and Neverwinter and DDO's expansion dates, with adventures in Guild Wars 2, DDO, and Blade & Soul, and a mailbag question on MMO emulators.

Destiny 2 outlines quality of life adjustments coming in Update 2.2.1

The weekly Destiny 2 report from Bungie is once again full of details for what's coming down the pipeline for the multiplayer shooter....

The Alliance War is coming to The Elder Scrolls Legends trading card game

The Ruby Throne is up for grabs in this new look at the Alliance War in Elder Scrolls Legends. The trading card...

Elder Scrolls Online celebrates five years with events and Indriks

Every year, Elder Scrolls Online celebrates its birthday with a Jubilee Cake and events. This year those events will include giving players outfits...

Guild Wars 2 staff are reorganizing into ‘fully staffed content teams’ as ArenaNet outlines future content

Guild Wars 2 has been in a bit of limbo this winter. Following mass layoffs at ArenaNet, the cancellation of two additional...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Stories Guild Wars 2 could tell without dragons

Thus far, Guild Wars 2’s story has revolved largely around the six elder dragons. The base game’s personal story crescendoed...
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Diablo III kicks off testing for patch 2.6.5 on April 5

It's time for a little testing in Diablo III starting on April 5th (that's how you know it's not a joke) when patch...

Guild Wars 2 is giving away another season four episode, A Bug in the System, starting tomorrow

Week two of ArenaNet's return to Tyria push in Guild Wars 2 begins tomorrow, and it's coming with another freebie: the second...

Massively Uplifting: Bethesda’s gift to gaming granny, friendships forged in EverQuest and Guild Wars 2

It is no joke: There is plenty that's good going on in the gaming world, and we want to share that with you. You...

The Elder Scrolls Online takes home inaugural GLAAD award for Outstanding Video Game

This is not a joke whatsoever: LGBTQ media-advocacy organization GLAAD has awarded The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset with its first-ever award for Outstanding...
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Massively Overpowered feature patch notes for April Oneth

Here at Massively Overpowered, we're always doing our best to make use of our staff's particular talents. We make sure to have Justin saying...

The Stream Team: Alphabet soup with Guild Wars 2’s WvWvW and SAB

Do you like alphabet soup? OK! Because we have some for you tonight: Massively OP's MJ is heading into GW2 to enjoy some SAB...

Massively Overthinking: Thoughts on the holy trinity in MMOs

One of MOP's bright new columnists, Tyler Edwards, blogs over at Superior Realities, and he recently brought to my attention his pieces...

April Fools’ Day 2019 has begun early in Guild Wars 2, Champions Online, and more

Happy April Fools' Day! Oh, wait, that's not how it works? And it's not actually April Fools' Day yet? Well, tell that to Gaijin...

Guild Wars 2 is working on multiple fixes and features for the new warclaw mount

It's a big week for Guild Wars 2 since Super Adventure Box today. But that's not all the studio's working on. MMO gamers...

Torchlight Frontiers’ time-limited contracts are its version of seasons

The crew over at Echtra Games isn't hellbent on reinventing the MMOARPG format, but instead it is concentrating on taking what works in similar...

Desert Oasis: Reframing player perceptions of Pearl Abyss’ MMO Black Desert

Hello and welcome to our revival of the Black Desert column! The Desert Nomad decided it was time to reroll for the new...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 213: FFXIV’s first world problems

Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV's controversial reveals, WoW level squish, Albion Online F2P, Glitch, Age of Conan, and Google Stadia, with adventures in Trove, SWG, Starmourn, LOTRO, and Rock Band, and mailbag letter on feeling perpetually behind in MMOs.

Super Adventure Box is live this week in Guild Wars 2 with new racing adventures

When ArenaNet announced last week that Super Adventure Box was returning to Guild Wars 2 this week, it wasn't entirely clear that new...

Guild Wars 2 begins return-to-Tyria initiative with free episode and big Path of Fire sale

At the end of last week, ArenaNet announced its plans for a new five-week Guild Wars 2 initiative that's intended to bring players...

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