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.

In homeboy's defense, he really was a harbinger of doom.

WoW Factor: Cataclysm was bad, but revamping the world isn’t

For about four years, Cataclysm handily defended its title of Worst World of Warcraft Expansion, coming in behind all of the actual...

The Daily Grind: How much do you spend on MOBAs each month?

I've got MOBAs on the brain this week, so yes, it's time for another early morning MOBA-themed discussion topic. I recently purchased my first...

Massively Overthinking: PvP MMOs without the PvE

Back in April, we ran an Overthinking about a perceived lack of high-quality PvE-oriented MMO titles on the horizon, and that's a conversation...

Aion kicks off Octoberfest

Beer: The cause of and solution to all of life's problems. Or so sayeth the wise sage. In Aion, at least, beer is...

PSA: PWE MMOs are going dark (temporarily!) on October 13

Heads up if you play any Perfect World Entertainment or Cryptic games: Your MMOs will be going dark for a 12-hour...

The Stream Team: 12 Days of SWTOR, Day 7

On the seventh day of TOR story the audience gave to me... many innocent deaths! During the last installment of the 12 Days...

Neverwinter: Strongholds arrives on Xbox One next month

If I were a serious business console gamer, I think I'd be going crazy at the delay between PC launches and console launches for...
Cross the bridge, because it is a metaphor.

EverQuest II progression servers unlock Desert of Flames today

The next step for EverQuest II's time-locked progression servers (Stormhold and Deathtoll) arrives today with the game's first expansion. A short downtime...

World of Warcraft and RuneScape make Twitch’s top games list for September

Don't put much stock in what people are playing on Raptr? What about what people are watching on Twitch? The streaming giant recently released its...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most casual-friendly MMO?

One of the factors that keeps me from playing more MMOs than I already do is that so many of them are not very...

Hyperspace Beacon: Quality-of-life tweaks in SWTOR’s Knights of the Fallen Empire

BioWare's Eric Musco delivered an amazing livestream last week. Many of the questions that players have been asking about the upcoming expansion...

RIFT goes Into the Wilds today; check out the trailer

RIFT's servers are down and getting patched with the game's 3.4 Into the Wilds update, but don't despair; Trion has posted a trailer to tide...

Choose My Adventure: Mad science and spellslinging in WildStar

Hello, everyone, and welcome once again to the formulaic introduction to yet another installment of Choose My Adventure. As is tradition, let's start...
What happend to your boobs, Kitty?

You can’t touch Kitty Pryde in this Marvel Heroes trailer

What do Kitty Pryde and MC Hammer have in common? It's not the parachute pants; it's the fact that you literally can't touch Kitty...
Wait a moment, I'm out of inventory space.

Star Wars: The Old Republic outlines crafting changes in its next expansion

Everything in Star Wars: The Old Republic is changing in a big way when Knights of the Fallen Empire launches, and that...

The Daily Grind: So what mystery title is Daybreak working on?

Tucked into Daybreak's announcement letter yesterday about the company's new digs and Jens Andersen's new role was the revelation that Daybreak is

Global Chat: Why is Blizzard so sluggish?

World of Warcraft: Legion and Blizzard's recent decisions were at the forefront of a couple of recent MMO blog posts as of...

The Stream Team: The road to EverQuest II’s Nektropos Castle is paved with Heritage Quests

Last time, MassivelyOP's MJ discovered that yet another EverQuest II Heritage Quest needs Nektropos Castle, sidetracking the group once again in their quest to...

Battle Bards MMO music podcast goes on an endless journey

Battle Bards, the world’s first and only MMO music podcast, returns for its 60th episode in which the co-hosts explore the theme of...

TERA replaces new player zone, offers returning vets a helping hand

How do you feel when your MMO completely redoes its newbie experience? That's a question that TERA players are going to have to ask themselves...