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.

Anarchy Online and Lineage II to be inducted into the MMO Hall of Fame

Say hello to the newest members of the MMO Hall of Fame: Anarchy Online and Lineage II. The nominating committee for the...
Fighting the good fight... in really, really ugly armor.

Interview: Star Trek Online’s Al Rivera on the looming Iconians

The Iconians are coming to Star Trek Online, and if you've been playing the game during the past five years, you know that's...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that let you turn real money into MMO money

Two days ago, World of Warcraft launched the WoW Token service, which will kill the game forever. It thus joins the list...
Hashtag swag.

Preview RIFT’s player dimensions made with the Anywhere key

Player housing sometimes is difficult to get a handle on. When given an infinite canvas, some players don't know what to do with all...
Age of Wulin

Webzen talks Chapter 5 expansion for Age of Wulin

Age of Wulin is getting its fourth expansion on April 28th, according to a new Webzen press release. If you're scratching your...
lol, valve

Leaderboard: Which of the big four MOBAs is your favorite?

OK, MassivelyOP MOBA fans, it's time to vote for your favorite game. We're going to keep it simple for today's Leaderboard, though. There...
Lineage II

Lineage II’s Infinite Odyssey expansion coming this month

Mark your calendars, Lineage II fans, because on April 22nd you're getting a new expansion. It's called Infinite Odyssey and it will coincide...
Try to survive!

Skyforge’s beta is surprisingly satisfying

I can safely say that what I got when I first fired up Skyforge was not, in fact, what I had been hoping...

Here’s how to jury-rig a VR alternative for Elite: Dangerous

If you've had dreams of flying spaceships in the third dimension but were too poor to afford an Oculus Rift, then one clever gamer...

Global Chat: Are MMO players too mean to game developers?

Is it too easy to forget that MMOs, like all video games, are made by people just like you and I? Belghast over at...
Hey there, you don't get to see me.

Neverwinter’s Elemental Evil is now available, insert Minsc and Boo joke here

For some reason it feels like we've been writing about Minsc and Boo for months. In any case, I guess we haven't been writing...
You look develop-y.

GamersFirst is patching APB’s Easter event ‘bad experiences’

GamersFirst has posted a brief blurb on the heels of last Thursday's APB Reloaded patch. The devs are responding to player feedback...
We've got data. Lots of data. So much data. Information high.

Skyforge developers explain monetization and power

You can argue all you want over the definition of pay-to-win, but no one really likes the idea of a free-to-play game in which...
What's that saying about diving into the past because the present is less interesting?

RIFT chronicles the remaking of the Hammerknell raid

If you came into RIFT late in its life cycle, you missed Hammerknell. If you weren't raiding when Hammerknell was super relevant to...

Are ‘me-too’ MOBAs a development trap?

There's no doubt that the MOBA genre is a behemoth in the industry right now, with titles like League of Legends and
Infinite Crisis

The Daily Grind: What’s your preferred MOBA class?

The strangest thing has been happening to me here lately. I... I think I'm becoming a MOBA fan. It's not that I had anything...

Get a sneak peek of LOTRO’s Update 16

Lord of the Rings Online is gearing up for a big content push this month with Update 16. The devs put the patch...

Marvel Heroes adds AXIS raid

Gazillion says that Marvel Heroes was the first online action RPG to featuring raiding, and it's following that up with a new...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why you need to read the books if you play the game

While my Kindle is loaded with so many new books I've yet to read that I really should take a few months off to...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever want to change your character’s race?

We all whine and complain about MMO cash shop offerings, but you know what's one item that I'm always glad to see? A race...

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