free to play

‘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.

Global Chat: Why is LOTRO charging for its fall update?

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Roger over at Contains Moderate Peril recently ducked into the upcoming DLC for Lord of the Rings Online to see what it contained...

Cryptic partners with Gameheads charity, Star Trek Online buffs up the Year of the Klingon

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MMO developer Cryptic Studios announced this week that it's partnering with Gameheads, an NPO that's dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth in California's Bay...

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the best login screen?

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You might think this is a trivial thing, but I heartily disagree, and all I have to do is point to a login screen...

SSG confirms Lord of the Rings Online’s new Brawler class, presumably for Gundabad

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After a little oopsie last week that allowed Lord of the Rings Online testers to witness a class name that they shouldn't...

The MOP Up: Life Beyond beefs up building

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Life Beyond's recent patch is a spot of good news for budding builders: "With this release, buildings get free energy so you don't...

Global Chat: Would it be easier than assumed for World of Warcraft to do housing?

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Piggy-backing on our column on World of Warcraft's lack of housing, MMO blog GamingSF argued that the game actually has a lot...

One Shots: Amnesia and shipwrecks at level one

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Utakata's shot of a "quiet earth" in Blade and Soul here is not from the starting area (I'm assuming!), but it definitely makes...

‘One of the biggest updates ever’ is coming to Secret World Legends

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There's nothing like dropping the news on a late Friday afternoon that a direly neglected MMORPG is getting a massive update in the near...
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Wurm Online teases UI and mission changes ahead of next week’s roadmap reveal

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The most recent dispatch from the Wurm Online team does not actually contain a full roadmap for the game's development updates; that's expected...

The Stream Team: AdventureQuest 3D’s new Crimson Corsair quest

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Any quest that starts with a pirate named Gunpowder Mary has got to be interesting, right? That's what Massively OP's MJ thinks. AQ3D just...

Krafton continues its massive corporate consolidation with PUBG Corp amalgamation

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If you've been watching all the Bluehole and Krafton and TERA and En Masse tomfoolery this past month, you've surely wondered what the...

The Stream Team: Beating Bartholomew Blackdagger in Neverwinter

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The pirate fort in Neverwinter's Pirate's Skyhold was underwhelming, so Massively OP's MJ wants to kick it up a notch or two. Cue the...

Massively Overthinking: MMO voids that haven’t been filled

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I swear, so many of the posts I bookmark on Reddit to muse on later wind up deleted, and today I've got another one,...

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...

Broadsword just announced Ultima Online: New Legacy on its 23rd birthday

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We're updating this post with the big news down at the bottom! All year, Broadsword's been teasing something big for Ultima Online, which we've...

Lineage II celebrates 6,000 days of uptime with server boosts and free goodies

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Usually, most MMOs elect to mark their game's lifespan through yearly milestones, but the fact that Lineage II has been online for 6,000...

SuperData August 2020: Fall Guys dethroned League of Legends, pushed WoW to its lowest rank in over a year

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SuperData's August global revenue report for the games industry has more than a few eyebrow-raisers this week. On the PC side of things,...

RuneScape and Old School RuneScape announce Steam launch as Jagex delays mobile

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As many other games have proven, it never really seems to be too late to arrive to Steam, so consider that when learning...

TERA Console delays its crossplay release to mid-November

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Crossplay is no small feature for an MMO, as it allows players across different platforms to be able to connect and adventure together. It's...

Rumor: Lord of the Rings Online’s next class might be the Brawler [Updated]

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Sharp-eyed Lord of the Rings Online players seem to have discovered a big secret on the game's test server: the existence of a...

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