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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.

Lord of the Rings Online starts testing Minas Morgul expansion

As the saying goes, "One does not simply walk into Mordor. One repeatedly walks in and out of Mordor on a near-endless series of...

SWTOR does a fly-by of Onslaught’s key capital city

There is less than a week to go until Star Wars: The Old Republic players get their first expansion in years. That means...

The Daily Grind: How can MMOs spice up progression servers midway through?

Just about a year ago, Lord of the Rings Online opened the doors to its very first progression server ruleset. It was...

The Stream Team: Late Night with SWTOR on Dromund Kaas

It's Late Night with SWTOR! OK, no it isn't. This is as late as Massively OP's Larry and MJ want to get, however; they've...

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s patch music

One of my favorite modern trends of MMORPGs is that studios are no longer saving the entirety of a soundtrack for the base game or expansion releases. Oh sure, those usually get a great album push -- especially if it's one of the bigger games -- but for a while now, many studios have also been releasing new music on a steady basis with significant content patches.
It can't be fixed, our time was going to be devoted to fixing it.

Path of Exile outlines further fixes moving through the halfway mark of Blight league

Here's the bad news for Path of Exile: The developers aren't planning on holding some sort of community event in the Blight league simply...

EverQuest II asks players to keep raiding without custom UIs for server lag test

I dunno about you, but when my heavily customized UI stops working, I tend to want to just not play the MMO. That's the...
It's already dead.

PlanetSide 2 brings the Nanite of the Living Dead event back for more spooky shooting

Fans of PlanetSide 2 probably had lots of reason to be scared following the latest round of Daybreak layoffs on Friday, and not...

TERA’s Skywatch update takes players to a ‘high-flying zone’

We all know that MMORPGs are strangely obsessed with floating islands. But the real question that I want answered is how do these...

ArcheAge Unchained delays Steam, beholds mighty queues during launch rollout

Gamigo's touting it as a "successful launch," but ArcheAge Unchained's slow rollout yesterday was more like a typical MMO launch, beset by...

Riot announces team shooter, card game, fighting game, co-op game, and mobile League of Legends

If you felt a small earthquake last night, don't worry -- it was just the response of Riot Games' community at all of...

The Stream Team: Launching into ArcheAge Unchained

ArcheAge just celebrated its fifth birthday (with an insane jumping puzzle!), but now a new AA is being born. As of today, ArcheAge...
Catch.

EverQuest II kicks off Gear Up, Level Up to get people ready for its next expansion

So you aren't really prepared for the next EverQuest II expansion because you haven't done all your leveling and your gear is outdated. Shh,...
It knows you sinned.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 242: And then Blizzard said, ‘Hold my beer’

Justin, Bree, and Eliot discuss the Blizzard boytcott and fiasco, the Daybreak layoffs, Shroud of the Avatar's sell-off, the Guild Wars 2 hacker piece, and a few happier stories too.

Star Trek Online brings Awakening to console and launches a breast cancer charity event

Let the games of catch-up begin! Star Trek Online players on PS4 and Xbox One can now get the same stuff that PC...

Stream Team: Partying for Pirate101’s 7th birthday

Who doesn't love a pirate-themed birthday party? Massively OP's MJ sure does! And today, Pirate101 is celebrating its 7th birthday! MJ has donned her...

LOTRO previews Minas Morgul expansion, starts up Harvestmath

Ready to get into the Halloween spirit in Middle-earth? Considering the holiday, it's a very appropriate month for Minas Morgul -- starring the...
We're the good guys this week, right? No? Well, we're going anyway.

Rumor: Riot is working on an anime and digital card game based on League of Legends

Are you ready to explore the rich lore of Runeterra? Because you - wait, what do you mean "what the heck is a Runeterra?"...

Buy-to-play ArcheAge Unchained is officially live today with the Shadows Revealed update

Back in August, Gamigo stunned the MMORPG genre by announcing a do-over for 2014 Korean MMORPG ArcheAge called ArcheAge Unchained: It's a...
We also like making you get dumb things!

The Daily Grind: Where do you go to get your World of Warcraft fix?

Following last week's nasty Blizzard Hong Kong mess, many players publicly stepped away from the studio and its games, in some cases deleting...

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