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‘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.

Four Winds: Remembering TERA’s wild start and in-game politics

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Well, the TERA sunset thing caught me off guard. I don't play TERA, but I was always under the impression that the game was...
Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: 10 great ways to lose new players from your MMO

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MMOs require new blood. Not exclusively or anything; you can keep an MMO going for quite some time on existing happy players. But existing...

Lord of the Rings Online finally retires legendary warsteed bridles

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When the Riders of Rohan expansion came to Lord of the Rings Online in 2012, its new mounted combat system attempted to shake up...

EG7 Q1 2022 financials: EG7 has canceled Daybreak’s Marvel MMORPG

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Remember earlier this month when NetEase announced that Jack Emmert was heading up a new NetEase studio called Jackalope Games, meaning that he was...

The Daily Grind: How cluttered or clean is your MMO user interface?

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Growing up with MMORPGs, it's only natural to get used to the often cluttered interfaces. The other night I was playing LOTRO and forced...

Lineage II Aden introduces Giran Seals and special crafting features tomorrow

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Lineage II Aden - aka the version of the MMOARPG that has streamlined leveling and specific features and classes, just to help keep all...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 374: Star Citizen, one decade later

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Justin and Bree discuss the state of Star Citizen, Final Fantasy XI's 20th birthday, Guild Wars 2's Sky Pirates, DDO's Isle of Dread, and EVE Online's EVE Anywhere, plus a mailbag topic on struggling with single-player games in the wake of MMOs.

RuneScape introduces new loyalty crowns for long-time subscribers as double XP rolls on

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Long-term subscribers of RuneScape are once again being recognized for their loyalty to the MMORPG this week as Jagex is adding new crowns of...
fight me specifically

Star Wars fan strives to create the definitive SWTOR documentary

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After 15 years of development and a decade of live operation, Star Wars: The Old Republic has quite the storied history under its belt....

The Game Archaeologist: The ’90s BioWare MMORPG that almost was

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These days, if you mention "BioWare" and "MMORPG" in the same sentence, it's most certainly going to be about Star Wars: The Old Republic....

League of Legends introduces the void champion Bel’Veth while Valorant answers community queries

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The lavender terror that is League of Legends' latest void champion is about to touch down in the MOBA. Riot Games introduced the Empress...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best format for an MMO headstart?

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In his retrospective on Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary, MOP's Justin penned a paragraph about a part of the launch of the...
Rawr.

Neverwinter makes lockboxes ‘transparent’ starting with June’s Dragon Cult box

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By this point, players of what are now Gearbox's MMOs are well aware that they're loaded with lockboxes, a state implemented by Perfect World...

World of Warships adds French cruisers and anime girl paint jobs, maps out summer and fall updates

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You know someone takes their World of Warships game seriously when they wrap their Tier VIII ship in a paint job inspired by battleships...

MechWarrior Online delays map updates to June, outlines feature updates set for May

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Are you hungry for some new maps to take your ambulatory nuclear tank robot for walkies in MechWarrior Online? Regrettably, the devs have to...

Age of Conan turns 14 as celebrations quietly begin today

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Blink and you'll have missed it: Funcom's Age of Conan is celebrating its 14th birthday. In fact, it seems as if Funcom itself almost...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring the bounds of Yondershire

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As I write this, I'm coming down off of the buzz that was Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary. All in all, I...

Dungeons and Dragons Online delays Isle of Dread to June 22, talks Tabaxi

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If your fantasy team-up ever involved the unlikely pairing of cats and dinosaurs, then you're in luck, because Dungeons and Dragons Online is about...

The Stream Team: Gaining Fazrian’s favor in Neverwinter’s Undermountain

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After finishing off the tasks for the sentient sword dragon, Massively OP's MJ has moved on to the next zone in Neverwinter's Undermountain. Also...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...

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