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.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 207: Bunny girls throughout Eorzea

Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, Legends of Aria, RuneScape, Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and Warframe, with mailbag topics on MMO endgames and battle royale modes in MMOs.

Elder Scrolls Online is celebrating Morrowind with special drops and sales

Antsy for the launch of Wrathstone? Elder Scrolls Online has an idea: send ya back to Morrowind! No really, it's all part of...

Choose My Adventure: Stunning vistas and snotty elves in Elder Scrolls Online’s Summerset

Choose My Adventure is slowly becoming a source of delight for me, especially if I'm able to play games like The Elder...

Elder Scrolls Online class reps discuss upcoming racial changes, itemization, and more

A few days ago, the folks at ZeniMax Online Studios held a call with their Elder Scrolls Online class reps, and some...

Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale is offering a discount on your first $30 in purchases

Sure why not let's do a Lunar New Year sale on Steam. Any excuse for a party! Valve and co. has done more...

One Shots: Time for the chicken dance

Ever found yourself suddenly in the midst of a surreal and even hilarious experience in your MMORPG? Delightful surprises is the theme of this...

The Game Archaeologist: Dungeon Runners

Where do you rest on the spectrum of humor? If you find yourself giggling and snorting at dumb jokes, groan-worthy puns, and satire so...

The top winner of this year’s Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ships contest is getting a trip to Gamescom 2019

Fancy a free trip to this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany? Then you're gonna want to take stock of ArenaNet's latest Guild Wars...

Elder Scrolls Online is handing out extra race-change and name-change tokens with balancing update

If you were one of the Elder Scrolls Online players a bit concerned over the game's upcoming race/class combo balance, take heart:...
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Battle Bards Episode 137: League of Legends’ hero themes

What’s your hero’s theme? If you play League of Legends, you know the answer to that already, because every hero in that game...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Wrathstone dives back into Oblivion for dungeon inspiration

One of the dungeons launching in next month's Elder Scrolls Online Wrathstone DLC is Depths of Malatar, a four-man romp featured in...

Elder Scrolls Online players run extensive tests to highlight character race disparities

Do you ever worry that you chose poorly when it came to picking an MMO race? For some Elder Scrolls Online players, this...

World of Warcraft, Neverwinter roll out Lunar New Year events and wild costumes

More MMOs are pushing out Lunar New Year content this week, joining games like Guild Wars 2 and Closers in celebrating the...

The Stream Team: ‘Who Needs You’ asks Guardians of the Galaxy: A Tellale Series’ episode 4

Well, the last episode of our Choose My Adventure series with Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series didn't end especially well for Massively...

Guild Wars 2 compensates those suspended unjustly in 2018 spyware cheater purge thanks to victim’s GDPR sleuthing

Last April, the Guild Wars 2 community was shaken by the news that over 1500 players had been suspended from the game after...

Guild Wars 2 drops new short story about Rytlock following up All or Nothing

Remember a couple of years ago when Guild Wars 2's narrative team introduced a lore series about the bespectackled Asura Vikki and...

New Destiny 2 update retools and rebalances supers, heralds the return of The Last Word

There are some changes coming to Destiny 2 in tomorrow's update, and they're pretty big -- super, even. That's right, the update will...

Guild Wars 2’s Tournament of Legends and new player-built DX12 addon

The world of Tyria is filled with legends, and next month, Guild Wars 2 players will get the opportunity to fight for a...
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Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on the the European Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival

Originally I hadn't actually planned to do this particular column, and had instead figured that I'd just go down on reactions to the fan...

There’s another investor suit mounting against Activision, this one alleging fraud in Bungie split

The controversy over the sudden split between Destiny 2 developer Bungie and longtime publishing partner Activision continues with the announcement that...

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