f2p

‘Free-to-play’ is a term that refers to games that do not have box or download fees associated with them and do not incur a mandatory subscription. Some have optional subscriptions and are more properly referred to as hybrid F2P. Most have cash shops and microtransactions.

One Shots: Hey Hobbit, what’s ursine?

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Lord of the Rings Online's recent loosening of class/race restrictions is either the greatest or the worst thing that's happened to the game, depending...

Lord of the Rings Online delivers a tour of its upcoming Swanfleet zone

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A whole new beginner experience is heading to Lord of the Rings Online next month thanks to the upcoming Before the Shadow content update....

The Stream Team: The SWTOR Vodcast of random subjects

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When you've got to pick a new day for your SWTOR adventures, you've also got to pick new topics to talk about! Well, Massively...

Alien invaders will descend on Fallout 76 in a two week-long event starting October 4

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You know, it's awfully neighborly of Fallout 76 to let players know when hostile aliens from outer space will be attacking. The devs at...

RuneScape swings a banhammer at accounts caught exploiting its Fresh Start Worlds

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RuneScape's Fresh Start Worlds are not looking so crispy and fresh out of the gate. First, Jagex had to rollback the servers due to...

Star Wars: The Old Republic brings its shiny new forums online

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No longer will Star Wars: The Old Republic's forums be considered a "heap of junk" or a "scruffy-looking nerfherder." BioWare proudly announced that it...

The Stream Team: The challenge of Crystal Cove in Dungeons & Dragons Online

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Treasure? Pirates? Yup, those sounds like something Massively OP's MJ would be interested in! And DDO's Euphonia's Challenge, The Treasure of Crystal Cove event...

Aion Classic’s Wrath of the Storm update goes live with new instances and improved sub benefits

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Update 2.4 has been the talk of Aion Classic for the past few days now, but the time for talk is over and the...

The Stream Team: In Star Trek Online’s Eye of the Storm

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While Massively OP's MJ is disappointed that the newest episode in Star Trek' Online's story arc revealed a juicy spoiler up front, she's still...
Retail value seems limited.

PSA: Lord of the Rings Online is once again handing out free permanent quest packs until October 31

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The wheel of the year turns. Seasons change. The weather grows colder. And Lord of the Rings Online hands out bundles of free quest...

Old School RuneScape polls its players about Wilderness weapon changes

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Old School RuneScape's continuing quest to update the rework the Wilderness has taken yet another step - a polling step, to be specific. The...

LOTRO Legendarium: 23 LOTRO facts I learned from Scenario’s Casual Stroll video series

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Your mileage may vary, but as both a journalist and a gamer, I absolutely love hearing about how my favorite titles were made. It...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 390: All systems go for MMO launches

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Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen's crowdfunding, Wrath Classic's launch, Dual Universe, Mythic, Ultima Online's 25th birthday, Tibia, and LOTRO Before the Shadow, with adventures in SWG Legends and Truck Simulator, plus a voicemail topic on MMO systems proliferated across the genre.

Aion EU teases the arrival of its own version of Aion Classic

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Players of Aion here in North America have been playing a classic version of the MMORPG for a while now - since last June,...
throne and liberty

NCsoft’s Throne and Liberty, still gunning for 2023, drops a new playtest gameplay video

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Back in August, NCsoft told investors that it had delayed its next big game, Throne and Liberty, yet again - this time into 2023....

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have had the most successful monetization turnarounds?

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Up until the last couple of years, I would've said Lord of the Rings Online's monetization was... not good. In fact, even though plenty...

Dungeons and Dragons Online servers are back online after a shutdown and rollback

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Players of Dungeons and Dragons Online were locked out of their MMORPG of choice this past weekend when the engineers of Standing Stone Games...

Star Wars The Old Republic’s forums enter read-only mode as part of a migration to new forum platform

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Today begins a transformation for forumgoers of Star Wars: The Old Republic. That's because the forums are in read-only maintenance mode for the next...
It's bull.

RuneScape rolls back its live servers and Fresh Start Worlds because of an issue with the latter being inaccessible

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So RuneScape's developer Jagex decides that it's going to launch a series of Fresh Start Worlds, a chance for people to start playing the...

Raph ‘Designer Dragon’ Koster reminisces 25 years of Ultima Online

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While our own Game Archaeologist columnist Justin offered a retrospective of Ultima Online (and its alt ruleset server New Legacy was delayed into next...

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