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.

Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs still going after ten years

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It struck me, very recently, that a decade is a long time for MMOs. If we're going to count Ultima Online as the first...

Mo’s Egg Hunt: Deals for May 7, 2015

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It's time for another exciting roundup of Newegg's best deals here on Massively Overpowered. These deals are available through the links provided below. Just remember they're...
Classic.

Star Wars: The Old Republic cracks down on RMT ring

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In the MMO community, shady websites selling game currency for real currency are considered especially heinous. In Star Wars: The Old Republic, these...
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Entropia Universe angles to enter the VR market

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Is virtual reality just a fad that happens to come around every once in a while? Entropia Universe is banking that it's here...

RIFT is working on a planar crafting system

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RIFT crafters may soon have a good reason to get out of their safety bubbles in the city and get their hands dirty...
SWTOR

Yay, SWTOR is less of a grind (again)

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BioWare has outlined its approach to the latest Star Wars: The Old Republic 12x experience event which is now active. The boost enables...

Massively Opinionated: Hearthstone vs Neverwinter vs LoL

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In this episode, Larry, Jason, Justin, and Tina debate the MMO free-to-play business model: the best takes, the western market, and awful F2P ads.
Of course, then you get reminded about the setting.

Neverwinter announces its next major update, Underdark

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Neverwinter is heading into a dark place with its next major update. Darker than dark, even. Tenatively dubbed Neverwinter: Underdark, the next...

Mo’s Egg Hunt: Deals for May 6, 2015

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It's time for another exciting roundup of Newegg's best deals here on Massively Overpowered. These deals are available through the links provided below. However, it's...
World of Warplanes

This World of Warplanes video diary outlines the 1.8 update

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Wargaming has dusted off its World of Warplanes video diary for a new episode focused on the aviation battler's 1.8 update. Primary features include...

Global Chat: What happens to original MMOs when they get sequels?

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Telwyn at GamingSF asks a question that I've contemplated from time to time: When an MMO gets a sequel, what happens to the...

Try out all of the six Avengers in Marvel Heroes for free this month

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If you just saw The Avengers: Age of Ultron and got pumped up over superheroes, then you would do well to take that energy...
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Portions of the tribunal system are returning to League of Legends this month

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Remember Riot's Tribunal? Back in 2011 it was put forth as a possible antidote to toxic player behavior in League of Legends. Three...

Watch One Piece Online get torn apart by an angry player

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Not every online game can be a winner, but even losers have their purpose as comedy fodder for the tongue-in-cheek player. YouTube comedian TheHiveLeader...

TERA arrives on Steam with the Gunner class patch

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TERA fans have been anticipating the game's newest class for a while now -- and today, it's here. Patch 31.04 debuts

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s 12x XP leveling guide and Ziost’s finale

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Happy Revenge of the Fifth! Because this column comes out on Tuesday, I'm a wee bit behind on wishing you a happy Star Wars...

Landmark’s big wipe is happening today

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After riding a roller coaster of delays the last couple of weeks, Landmark fans can finally hop off with this bit of good...

Not So Massively: HoN’s fifth anniversary update; Dota 2 rakes in millions of dollars

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Heroes of Newerth received a colossal patch this week to celebrate its fifth anniversary, introducing a new intelligence carry hero, a capture the...
But now, it's more money.

LOTRO’s update 16 arrives with new instances and LI imbuement

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There are phrases you never expect to hear from Lord of the Rings Online patch notes. Like "giant mecha battles" or "featuring voice...
May 4th

SWTOR is on sale at Amazon for May 4

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Am I the only Star Wars fan who realizes that May 4th is a dumb day to celebrate the saga? I get it, someone thought...

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