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 Daily Grind: What’s your ‘palate cleanser’ MMO or MMO zone?

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A few weeks back, Justin said something on the MOP Podcast that stuck with me. He was talking about how he liked to go...

The MOP Up: Razer accidentally exposes 100,000 consumer accounts

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Razer, a popular provider of gaming hardware, joined the notorious list of companies that accidentally exposed their consumer's personal information to the world. While...

Jukebox Heroes: LOTRO’s Great Wedding soundtrack

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One reason why I keep highlighting Lord of the Rings Online patch soundtracks in this space is that the studio actually makes an...

Battle Bards Episode 177: Gone with the wind

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As the weather howls and gusts around us, the Battle Bards stand in the middle of it all with their heads lifted up, listening...

Star Wars: The Old Republic will be adding a new tier of augments with its next update

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The tippy-top end of power in Star Wars: The Old Republic is due to change with the release of update 6.1.4 according to...

The Soapbox: The joys of MMO collecting

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I’ve often sat and pondered exactly what it is that I enjoy about the MMO experience. After all, being educated about your own likes...

Krafton spins Bluehole off as an ‘independent subsidiary’ to handle TERA and Elyon

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The corporate reshuffling that's been going on ever since En Masse Entertainment announced that it was closing is producing interesting developments this fall. Krafton,...

The Stream Team: Preparing for a first Heist in Path of Exile

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Path of Exile's latest league Heist just launched today, and Massively OP's MJ is ready to turn to a life of crime. Well, commit...
why why why why why why

The World of Warships Transformers promotional event is live

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Do you like World of Warships? Do you like Transformers? If the answer to both of those questions is "yes," you are the reason...

Champions Online’s third anniversary week sees Dr. Destroyer and his Destroids attack the city

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Dr. Destroyer. Boy, what a comic book-y villain name. I love his '80s-style cheese. I love his Marc Silvestri-looking metallic outfit. And I love...

The Stream Team: Gone fishing in AdventureQuest 3D

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AQ3D just introduced an expanded fishing system, making it the very first trade skill! Massively OP's MJ has always loved fishing (especially in games),...

Path of Exile’s Heist expansion officially launches this afternoon

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It's expansion day for Path of Exile as Grinding Gear Games goes all Oceans 11 with the release of Heist for PC...

The US government is now probing Epic and Riot in relation to Tencent’s data security

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Remember back in August when the Trump administration made noise about trying to ban WeChat and Tencent from transactions with folks in the...

APB Reloaded makes clothing more accessible and balances weapons in its latest patch

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Looking good and firing guns. That's what APB Reloaded is all about. OK, maybe not all it's about, but those two arguably important...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is LOTRO getting greedy with its fall content update?

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Boars. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. OK, let's talk about one of those things, at least in a roundabout way, because there's no escaping the fact...

Secret World Legends marks the autumn season with an Envoys of Avalon retread

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This news will either be fun to hear or the dull, wooden thud of a nail hammering into a coffin if you're a

The Stream Team: In SWTOR, ‘gotta catch ’em all’ refers to droids

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Massively OP's Larry and MJ are still out to learn the secrets of -- and sabotage -- The Shroud, but their real focus is...
Skeleton bows.

Old School RuneScape introduces more Poll 72 changes and tries to open the discussion on Revenant Caves

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It's another week of updates for Old School RuneScape and another gaggle of included adjustments based on Poll 72's results. That all might...

TERA on console makes a wide swath of adjustments to awakened class skills and maps out the rest of 2020

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Players of TERA on console that have an awakened class are going to want to pay attention to the latest update's patch...

Crowfall just picked up former SWG comms director Diane ‘Tiggs’ Migliaccio as its new community manager

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There's a fresh face over at Crowfall, though it's one long-time MMORPG veterans will remember: Crowfall has picked up a new community manager,...

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