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 laser beams of free.

Star Trek Online makes its lower-tier ships all available for purchase with dilithium

With the advent of scaling ships in Star Trek Online, the first four ship tiers in the game have become far less relevant....
Fan favoritism

Star Trek Online discusses the making of its big anniversary episode, Measure of Morality

The big anniversary event of Star Trek Online was a real crowd-pleaser, with Abraham Lincoln helping you revisit iconic missions from the game...
Thanks, I hate it.

SuperData February 2020: Fortnite returns to the top 10 as analysts predict COVID-19 impacts

SuperData is back with another monthly report on the state of the games industry's revenue, unbowed and unbent from its tussle with...

EverQuest activates a short bonus period, releases a cappella album

Even as EverQuest's team transitions to working from home, it doesn't mean things are slowing down for the title during its anniversary month....

The Stream Team: Doing more Path of Exile Delirium

While Massively OP's MJ is not very fast when it comes to starting over, she does enjoy working through Path of Exile's new leagues....

RuneScape releases the Zodi-yak Track and digs into Archaeology in a livestream

RuneScape is looking both into the dirt and at the stars with this week's series of news updates. As of today, players of...
Shooty bang-bang.

PlanetSide 2 plans for Desolation changes hitting the live servers this week

There was a playtest for PlanetSide 2 changes this past weekend, which ran a special Outfit Wars schedule on the test server to...
Happiness is a warm gun.

APB: Reloaded accidentally lets a player into its engine upgrade beta and talks more about the actual beta

Players of APB: Reloaded have been patiently awaiting the game's long-awaited engine upgrade, but as with any sort of big update not everyone...

Warframe delayed Operation: Scarlet Spear’s PC release to this week

The best laid plans of mice, men, and Warframe developer Digital Extremes often go awry, and so it is with the latest update...
Cold times

The MOP Up: Big huge numbers for Monster Hunter World and Sky

We assume that there are some of you out there who get an injection of dopamine anytime that we mention Big Huge Numbers here...

Jukebox Heroes: Warframe’s soundtrack

I'm always keeping an ear out for recommended soundtracks from our readers here at Massively OP, and one that seems to get pushed my...

One Shots: Mining the safe, responsible way

When it comes to the careful and meticulous extraction of natural resources from the planet, it pays great dividends to hew to our 32-point...

Into the Super-verse: Getting started with Champions Online in 2020

The sharp rise and fall of Champions Online back in 2009 resulted in a game that's made for an easy target of jokes...

The Stream Team: Warframe’s The Sacrifice

Warframe's next big story quest is facing Massively OP's MJ, and she's ready to take on the challenge. What she learns in The Sacrifice...

World of Warships offers free premium play, World of Warcraft doubles experience during the outbreak

If you're not used to being home a lot, you're probably a little twitchy right now and angling for something to do. Fear not:...

GDC plans summer events as studios from Gamigo to Blizzard to Riot see player surges

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread here in the US and around much of the world, changing life for nearly everyone - even in...
This is the real magic item.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best subscription or loyalty rewards?

A few weeks back on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin explained to me how Neverwinter's exponential subscription works. Basically, instead of just subbing...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO topics have you changed your mind on over the years?

On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I took a stab at answering a fun question from MOP reader and listener Pieter...

Old School RuneScape discusses buy-in fee removal and other changes to Last Man Standing

For the PvP player of Old School RuneScape, there are perhaps fewer finer joys than the Last Man Standing competition. Or, at least,...

TERA brings the Forsaken Island dungeon to console after more than two weeks of delay

So hey, TERA console players, you remember that Forsaken Souls update? The one that was supposed to bring a new dungeon to...

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