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.

The Stream Team: Fun in AdventureQuest 3D’s Frostval

Massively OP's MJ was surprised to learn that AD3D's Frostval had already started when she was off playing with here little werewolf friends. Since...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 201: Under siege from new content

Justin and Bree discuss holiday events across the MMO world, PlanetSide Arena, SWTOR's Jedi Under Siege, Elite Dangerous, EverQuest, LOTRO, and Pantheon, with mailbag questions on MMO-like communities and ditching MMO quests.

Massively OP’s 2018 MMO Video Game Music Awards

We have been talking a lot about what we've been playing this year and what we're looking forward to in 2019 and beyond, but...

Leaderboard: What was the most overrated MMO of 2018?

Every year for the last many years, we've done some sort of award for the most underrated MMO, or even the year's sleeper hit....

Warframe launches its 38th ‘frame, Baruuk, with today’s Fortuna: The Profit Taker

Well now Warframe's just having itself the best day ever, isn't it. Not only did it take home one of the good...

Escape From Tarkov devs lodge DMCA strikes over YouTuber’s ‘misinformation’ and ‘negative hype’

It's been a couple of years since we had one of these stories about a game studio filing DMCA complaints in an attempt to...

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2018?

I have a feeling I know what the answer to this question is going to be for a lot of folks - WildStar...

The Stream Team: Investigating more in Path of Exile’s Betrayal

It wasn't long into Path of Exile's new Betrayal league before Massively OP's MJ had Immortal Syndicate members making deals and betraying one another....

Warframe gets into the holiday spirit with greeting card contest and Tennobaum 2018

Tenno, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spread holiday cheer throughout the universe by taking part in Warframe's holiday...

Wargaming’s new OARPG Pagan Online launches next year

Grumpy over Diablo Immortal and Diablo III? Path of Exile not your cup of tea? Maybe give Pagan Online a peek for your...

Mortal Online devs will launch Mortal Royale to Steam early access today

So here's a thing that did not exactly make my list of favorite trends this year: MMOs transparently courting the battle royale market...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster says Fortnite is more like an MMO than we might think

It's like people are discovering MMOs all over again. Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies creator Raph Koster recently expressed amusement at the...
How do I start to say goodbye.

Global Chat: A WildStar goodbye

How do you say farewell to an MMO that meant a lot to you? With tears, sorrow, screenshots, and words. Lots and lots of...

Chaos Theory: Secret World Legends has a Krampusnacht content gift – here’s your guide

Whoot! Secret World Legends delivered a nice surprise gift for Krampusnacht 2018: new content! As in, new new, not returning-from-TSW new. Not just...

The MOP Up: Echo of Soul returns

Korean MMO Echo of Soul is now back on Steam early access after the title was shut down back around 2015 and...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s 2018 review

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years for Lord of the Rings Online -- but no matter what,...

The Stream Team: Celebrating werewolves and vampires this AQ3D season

The holiday season is filled with hustle and bustle as folks prepare for festivities. And for Massively OP's MJ, that includes werewolves and vampires...
And then there was the time we shot them. And the time they shot us. And... that's it, really.

Daybreak isn’t abandoning PlanetSide 2 just because PlanetSide Arena is cooking

You might have wondered about the status of PlanetSide 2 now that Daybreak has announced PlanetSide Arena. After all, just ask PlanetSide...
In my grasp.

Riot suspends COO for gross sexual jokes involving farting and touching subordinates’ genitalia

More bad news coming out of Riot Games this week. Kotaku reports that Riot employees have been told COO Scott Gelb is being...

Star Wars: The Old Republic celebrates seven years with firework backpacks

It's been seven years of playing in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and to celebrate the occasion, players can strap a volatile mixture of...

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