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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.

Old School RuneScape continues to adjust its reworked Wilderness in latest patch

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Apparently Old School RuneScape players are greatly enjoying last week's Wilderness boss rework, but Jagex is not one to rest on its laurels in...

Path of Exile will let players who go offline remain in their party for a limited time

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Every MMORPG player has experienced that dreadful moment when their connection to a game decided to get suddenly and randomly severed, followed by the...

Classic EverQuest’s Valentine’s – sorry, Erollisi – Day event is live, with new quest content this year

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Valentine's Day has returned to Classic EverQuest once again as Erollisi Day, and as promised in Daybreak's roadmap, it includes some new content in...

The Stream Team: Running Star Trek Online’s Refractions for its 13th anniversary

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Happy lucky 13th birthday, Star Trek Online! In honor of this auspicious day, Massively OP's MJ will be running the newest bit of story,...

PlanetSide 2 tests cheap gender change tokens, anti-cheat, and more character slots

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PlanetSide 2 players better furbish up their PTS patcher as Daybreak has rolled out its February update on the test server. "A major focus for...

NCsoft West loses CEO, lays off 20% of staff, says Throne & Liberty is not impacted

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With NCsoft's Q4 financials looming in February, the company has apparently opted to follow Silicon Valley's destructive lead and add to the layoff pile...

The Stream Team: Completing SWTOR’s Republic Corellia story before becoming Imperial

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Massively OP's Larry and MJ are happy to finally be completing SWTOR's Corellia story arc on the Republic side in their quest to collect...

Old School RuneScape player cashes in eight years of grind rewards to max out a despised skill

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Have you ever sat in awe of an MMORPG player's enviable levels of pettiness and commitment? Then you might be among those Old School...

Black Desert merges silver storage on console, adds individual war rewards for PC, tweaks Bell of Aal on mobile

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This week has once more seen all three variants of Black Desert get their own individual updates, which means another three paragraphs of condensed...

Perfect Ten: 10 dead MMOs that should be revived for a second chance

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I have always felt that it's such an enormous waste of everything when a live MMORPG is sunsetted and access to it is gone...

Lord of the Rings Online brings back its Ill Omens event for February

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The somewhat popular Ill Omens skirmish event is returning to Lord of the Rings Online this month with additional rewards. Thanks to today's Update...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 407: Roadmaps, roadmaps, roadmaps

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online's Necrom, DDO's mini-expansion, Diablo Immortal, Villagers & Heroes housing, Star Trek Online's 13th anniversary, and Gloria Victis' impending launch, with adventures in LOTRO and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on optional content.
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Star Trek Online offers new methods for players to donate Duty Officers to fleets

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The Duty Officer system in Star Trek Online is meant to represent the many officers aboard your ship who are important but aren't part...

The Daily Grind: Do you feel guilty in MMOs when you’re not leveling?

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You might think this an odd question coming from someone who plays a lot of sandboxes, but it's actually in spite of the guilt...

Pirates of the Burning Sea heads toward Steam as it sails past its 15th anniversary

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With the 15th anniversary of Pirates of the Burning Sea sailing into port, we thought it was time to touch base with this fascinating...

Warframe blasts off next month to Star Days and the new Citrine frame

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While many other online RPGs are slowly revving up for releases later this spring or summer, Warframe is all about delivering the goods as...

Lord of the Rings Online devs talk about upcoming Captain, Warden, and PvMP changes

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With big changes on the way for two of Lord of the Rings Online's longtime classes, the MMO's studio is not resting on mere...

One Shots: Five easy steps to dragon enslavement

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Step one: Find a dragon that's been shunned from the rest of its pack. Step two: Befriend the dragon with copious amounts of ripple-striped...

Global Chat: Is Dragonflight living up to expectations?

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While first impressions are all well and good, the mark of a solid MMO release is whether or not it can sustain interest and...

The Daily Grind: Have you tried anything new in MMOs since January 1?

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Not to be too mean to January, but it always feels like a month that's a hangover from the holiday excesses of the last...

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