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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.

Path of Exile’s melee classes experience a surge of popularity in the Legion league

The third week of Path of Exile's Legion league has begun, and as is the custom, Grinding Gear Games has posted a...
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Star Trek Online brings back the Risian Lohlunat Festival for 2019

Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Party Bus, and we're on our way to the Lohlunat Festival for...

The Stream Team: Searching the galaxy for more SWTOR datacrons

Massively OP's Larry and MJ had better hop to it: There are many more SWTOR datacrons to discover, including the rest of Belsavis and...

Champions Online announces new ‘serialized story’ content

Back in early June, a certain nameless MOP author wrote a column that speculated on why Champions Online didn't do better --...

Star Wars: The Old Republic previews changes to the Inquisitor, Sorcerer, and Assassin coming with Onslaught

The PTS for Star Wars: The Old Republic is just full of Onslaught goodies for those who are interested in taking a...

League of Legends is blocked in Iran and Syria due to US embargo laws

The politics of the real world have impeded the possible solace or distraction of a video game. It appears that League of Legends...

The MOP Up: Aion Legions of War brings the fight to cheaters

Aion: Legions of War is still trying to make the best of its first few months, but it's going to take some serious...
Call the WAAAAAMbulance.

Global Chat: Daybreak is a zombie, walking

What can call an MMO blogger out of retirement? A game studio putting in below the bare minimum of effort in its updates seems...
It's a game of give and take.

Path of Exile shares more keystone design discussion from the Legion league

Keystones in Path of Exile have a big impact. They always offer significant power, but they also always offer a significant weakness as...

One Shots: The gloaming hour

Are you a morning person or do you come alive in the evening? Depending on the day/night cycle of an MMORPG, you may in...

The Daily Grind: What are the most nostalgic MMO music tracks for you?

As one of the hosts of Battle Bards and the writer of this site's Jukebox Heroes column, I obviously hold great affection...

The Stream Team: Warframe’s The War Within

She's ready. Massively OP's MJ is ready to take on Warframe's next mega story quest, The War Within. At least the prerequisites say she...

RuneScape preps Breaking the Storm event, Old School rolls out Wilderness changes

This July, RuneScape's summer update The Land Out of Time will pull back the proverbial curtain on the temporally anomalous island of...

Grab a Crossout anniversary gift bundle code from Gaijin and Massively OP!

Post-apoc MMO action game Crossout is in the midst of its anniversary month, complete with a new patch dropping five new Mass...

New RIFT team letter discusses release cycle changes and the game’s future

Ever since Gamigo acquired Trion Worlds back in October 2018, RIFT players have been left in a sort of limbo in...

Massively Overthinking: The worst MMO cash shop trickery

Last week, games psychologist Jamie Madigan tweeted an underrated comment about how psychological tricks used in restaurant menu design are also found in...

Latest Path of Exile update improves Legion mechanics and steamrolls a bunch of bugs

As Path of Exile nears the end of the second week of its Legion league, the devs at Grinding Gear Games have...

LOTRO patches in functional bees and discourages permadeath playthroughs

Heads up for you Hobbits and Elves: Lord of the Rings Online is patching up to Update 24.1.1 today. This mostly fixes...

Warframe of Mind: The story of Space Mom and The Second Dream

When I first started playing Warframe, I definitely wasn't in it for the story. Was there story? Initially, no. There were only crumbs...
Still here, guy.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is easing restrictions for free-to-play and preferred players

It can be difficult to play Star Wars: The Old Republic without paying; the game has some pretty strict restrictions in place for...

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