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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.

SWTOR does a fly-by of Onslaught’s key capital city

There is less than a week to go until Star Wars: The Old Republic players get their first expansion in years. That means...

The Daily Grind: How can MMOs spice up progression servers midway through?

Just about a year ago, Lord of the Rings Online opened the doors to its very first progression server ruleset. It was...

The Stream Team: Late Night with SWTOR on Dromund Kaas

It's Late Night with SWTOR! OK, no it isn't. This is as late as Massively OP's Larry and MJ want to get, however; they've...

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s patch music

One of my favorite modern trends of MMORPGs is that studios are no longer saving the entirety of a soundtrack for the base game or expansion releases. Oh sure, those usually get a great album push -- especially if it's one of the bigger games -- but for a while now, many studios have also been releasing new music on a steady basis with significant content patches.
It can't be fixed, our time was going to be devoted to fixing it.

Path of Exile outlines further fixes moving through the halfway mark of Blight league

Here's the bad news for Path of Exile: The developers aren't planning on holding some sort of community event in the Blight league simply...

TERA’s Skywatch update takes players to a ‘high-flying zone’

We all know that MMORPGs are strangely obsessed with floating islands. But the real question that I want answered is how do these...

Riot announces team shooter, card game, fighting game, co-op game, and mobile League of Legends

If you felt a small earthquake last night, don't worry -- it was just the response of Riot Games' community at all of...

Star Trek Online brings Awakening to console and launches a breast cancer charity event

Let the games of catch-up begin! Star Trek Online players on PS4 and Xbox One can now get the same stuff that PC...

Stream Team: Partying for Pirate101’s 7th birthday

Who doesn't love a pirate-themed birthday party? Massively OP's MJ sure does! And today, Pirate101 is celebrating its 7th birthday! MJ has donned her...

LOTRO previews Minas Morgul expansion, starts up Harvestmath

Ready to get into the Halloween spirit in Middle-earth? Considering the holiday, it's a very appropriate month for Minas Morgul -- starring the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Is it time for Guild Wars 3?

Earlier this month, ArenaNet announced that President Mike O’Brien, former game director on both the original Guild Wars and Guild Wars...
We're the good guys this week, right? No? Well, we're going anyway.

Rumor: Riot is working on an anime and digital card game based on League of Legends

Are you ready to explore the rich lore of Runeterra? Because you - wait, what do you mean "what the heck is a Runeterra?"...

The Stream Team: The opening of Act VIII in Path of Exile

With the race to finish the story before ExileCon, Massively OP's MJ is cracking open Path of Exile's Act VIII. She has no idea...

Champions Online and DC Universe Online bring back their Halloween events

How, exactly, does a superhero -- a person who has to wear a costume -- celebrate a holiday when people wear costumes? By wearing...

RuneScape opens up dino egg collecting, fixes seagull sounds, and touches on Hardcore Ironman races

Yep, it's another RuneScape news bundle. Hope you like bulleted lists, friends. Players who are eager to get themselves some baby dinos can...
Kerfly.

Star Trek Online’s former lead producer departs Cryptic

With several series finales and touching moments in history, fans of Star Trek have many ways to say goodbye. Now that former lead producer...

Neverwinter discusses changes made to random queues and announces a new Tales of Old event

A pair of posts on the Neverwinter website have touched on a couple of points of interest to players that don't necessarily have...

Not So Massively: The Blizzard I loved is dead

This week's Not So Massively column was supposed to be a wishlist of things I want from an announcement of Diablo IV....

Aion: Legions of War details plans to improve the starter experience, Arena sniping, and battle mechanics

Aion: Legions of War, the mobile MMORPG from the greater Aion IP, has shared a developer update full of plans to adjust...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s thorny patrol

Cryptic is really hot to trot with Star Trek Online's new patrol system, and this past week the studio highlighted the third new one:...

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