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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.

LOTRO Legendarium: Second breakfasts and the importance of food

Here's an esoteric tidbit for you today: Way back in 2010 when I took over the Lord of the Rings Online column at...

The Daily Grind: What is the worst-designed MMO quest?

The other night I was working my way through a fairly typical quest in Lord of the Rings Online in which I had to...

The Stream Team: Friday night fun mocking the king in SWTOR

Mock the king! Mock the king! If ever there were a motto for Massively OP's Larry and MJ's Onslaught adventures in SWTOR, this is...

PSA: Warframe and Path of Exile hand out free goodies to Twitch Prime members

What do a grimdark MMOARPG and a hyper-futuristic action combat MMO shooter have in common? Lots and lots of adjectives! Also, they're giving away...

Warframe of Mind: First impressions of Railjack (plus our guide to building your own)

When Digital Extremes first teased Codename: Railjack back at TennoCon 2018, it was exciting to say the least. Fly through space itself...

Riot Games opens Riot Forge to publish ‘bespoke’ League of Legends IP games

If you watched Riot Games' presentation of its upcoming titles this past fall and wondered why it wasn't branching out into every genre...

The Stream Team: It’s Neverwinter night!

Massively OP's MJ and her band of adventurers are continuing their Neverwinter exploits tonight; they've completed their first dungeon and they are thirsty...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2019

It's long-since become a multi-year and fun tradition on Massively OP to do an end-of-year recap of the best and worst...
Everything old is... well, it's actually still old.

Star Wars: The Old Republic plans eighth anniversary and Life Day festivities

It is perhaps mildly ironic that Star Wars: The Old Republic is now getting rather old in and of itself, since the game is...

Here’s some gameplay footage of Vindictus’ latest character, Belle

Hey, you know what? We haven't had a look in the direction of Vindictus in a while, and that's actually rather timely considering...

The Stream Team: Q-uality Christmas celebrations in Star Trek Online

Oh, the shenanigans of Q at Christmas. Star Trek Online has its own brand of holiday cheer for players to participate in, and Massively...
Here we go.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...
The back end.

Star Trek Online makes Phoenix Packs permanent while removing a daily free pack

The biggest problem you can get with exchanges between real-money currencies and in-game currencies in MMOs is when one is far more valuable than...
Happy something or other.

RuneScape shows off its holiday armor, the Christmas event, and smoother movement for December

Merry Christmas, RuneScape fans! Your holiday award this year is movement not looking horribly janky! Well... all right, your actual holiday event...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 249: Houses and Ponies Online

Justin and Bree discuss EverQuest, EverQuest II, Trove, Guild Wars 2, Book of Travels, Star Citizen, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on temporary hardcore MMO servers and PvE vs. PvP sandboxes.
Shooooooooooooooooot

Path of Exile shares further adjustments arriving for bow skills in Conquerors of the Atlas

One of the major balance goals for Path of Exile in the Conquerors of the Atlas expansion is to make bow skills...

Anarchy Online’s progression server raises its level cap, but its future is uncertain

Here's a fun fact for you today: Did you know that Anarchy Online launched prior to the very first Harry Potter movie...
To most people, that's actual money.

Riot Games will pay $10 million to settle its ‘bro culture’ gender discrimination lawsuit

Back in August, the LA Times reported that Riot Games had agreed to settle the class-action discrimination lawsuit lodged against it. The suit...

The Stream Team: More Path of Exile map madness

Massively OP's MJ was able to try out Path of Exile's endgame map system for the first time last week, and now that she's...

Massively Uplifting: MMO fundraisers, GW2 raid class, and saving trees and cats

Being grateful isn't relegated to just one month, but November is when many people -and gamers - double-down on the things they are thankful...

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