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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.

The MOP Up: Outlaws of the Old West wipes its servers

The survival sandbox that brought you Bigfoot (for some reason) is now triggering a region-wide apocalypse. OK, it's just a server wipe for...

RIFT and ArcheAge outline their respective Valentine’s Day events

The season of love (or at least mutually beneficial teamwork long enough for everyone to get rewards and then never speak of the pairing...

One Shots: Star Butts – The Next Generation

I am sincerely glad that we have a mature and grown-up community here at Massively OP that does not abuse its posting power to...

Warframe releases its new Kuva Lich improvements and brings back its Valentine’s event

The much-maligned (according to player survey results) Kuva Lich content in Warframe has gotten its first tune-up. Kuva Lich improvements have

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite sci-fi MMO?

Generally, but not always, I like to have a science fiction (or science fantasy, if we're being pedantic) MMORPG in my gaming rotation for...

The Stream Team: Nothing but new frames in Warframe

Massively OP's MJ has two new frames that she is excited to try in Warframe: Nyx, which she just built, and Ember, which was...

Old School RuneScape releases its Nightmare of Ashihama boss fight

A nightmare is settling over the land of Old School RuneScape. A living nightmare, to be exact. Luckily, this nightmare seems reasonably susceptible...

Grab a Defiance 2050 Urban Commando outfit from MOP and Gamigo

It's been a hot minute since we last talked about Defiance 2050, the MMO Trion Worlds spun off from the original Defiance back...

EverQuest II brings back its Valentine’s Day event with a new quest and new rewards

The season of love has arrived to EverQuest II once again. It's Erollisi Day and this year's event is promising some new...
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PlanetSide 2 brings Escalation to the live servers on February 19

Normally, escalation of a conflict is kind of a bad thing. In the case of PlanetSide 2, though, the upcoming Escalation update...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating Colossus and Camelot Unchained

You had to know we were going to talk about Camelot Unchained in this edition of Massively Overthinking, right? Last week, City State...
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Champions Online tasks players with taking on Hi-Pan and the Red Banner Cult

It's time to absolutely ruin the Red Banner Cult led by Hi-Pan in the latest Champions Online event, dubbed (appropriately enough) Red Banner Ruin...

Star Trek Online player creates a Justice League away team, Sea of Thieves players host a fashion show

I want more MMO fashion reports. Character creation is one of the first avenues of player self-expression and it very often is one of...

Whatever happened to MechWarrior Online?

Every once in a while, I'll be tabbing through my feeds and see an update on the MechWarrior Online site. I get excited...

The Stream Team: Oh (no) is for Ossus and Onderon datacrons in SWTOR

The SWTOR story is over now (for now), so it is time for Massively OP's Larry and MJ to continue with their datacron grind....

Perfect Ten: When celebs crossed paths with MMOs

Even as the world continues to turn to and normalize gaming as a respectable hobby, there's still a lingering stigma of playing online titles...

The Stream Team: Going Beserker in AdventureQuest 3D

AdventureQuest 3D recently added a new class for players to enjoy. From what she's seen, Massively OP's MJ thinks it looks really fun --...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 258: Camelot Unchained and Colossus

Justin and Bree discuss Camelot Unchained and Colossus, Star Trek Online, Guild Wars 2, Astellia Online, and Warcraft III Reforged, with adventures in Neverwinter, The Sims 4, and SWGL, and a mailbag entry on New World.
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Path of Exile preps up another patch of bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements

As is always the case for Path of Exile, even with new things in the pipleline the team is still hard at work stomping...

RuneScape outlines a number of updates made to mining and smithing

You really think all those swords and shields and pieces of plate armor just appear in the world of Gielinor? Actually, yes, yes they...

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