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See: Pay-to-win

Lost Ark explains the June patch’s delay, removes P2W statted cosmetics from update

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Though Amazon has delayed Lost Ark's summer patch - to the very last day of June - that hasn't put a damper on the...
We're still here, yes.

Vague Patch Notes: You are not immune to predatory monetization in MMOs

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This week, I want to expand on something I mentioned in last week's Vague Patch Notes as an offhand thing that bears further examination....

Not So Massively: First impressions of Diablo Immortal on PC

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There was a time when the release of a new Diablo game might have been a big deal for me. But I've never been...
Void where prohibited.

The Daily Grind: What level of pay-to-win are you willing to tolerate in MMORPGs?

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Friend-of-MOP Clowd over at RIFT blog The Ghar Station penned a provocative piece this week proposing for the MMORPG genre a five-tiered system for...

Players of Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds decry a crypto-powered cash shop filled with pay-to-win PvP items

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Players of the recently released mobile RPG Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds have some thoughts on the game's monetization, particularly its engrained pay-to-earn crypto...

Massively on the GO: Talking MMOARGs with Orna’s lead dev

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We've talked a bit about Orna: The GPS RPG a few times here in the Massively on the Go column, as this indie game helps...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert Mobile has a little something for every playstyle

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It's amazing how fast two years flies by. It didn't seem that long ago that I was doing my first impressions piece of Black...

Massively Overthinking: Is free-to-play as bad as we thought it’d be a decade ago?

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It's 2022 and we're about to talk about free-to-play like it's 2012! Back then, the conversation was all about which MMORPG would fall to free-to-play...
Populate this.

Fractured Online’s CEO addresses Gamigo publishing deal, promising unchanged design and monetization

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Yesterday, when we covered the news that Gamigo was taking over the publishing of Kickstarted MMORPG sandbox Fractured, we noted that the Fractured team...

Turn-based 2.5-D MMORPG Broken Ranks eyes a release window of January 2022, promises to avoid P2W

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Back in May of this year we reported on Broken Ranks, a remake of Polish developer Whitemoon's long-running MMORPG The Pride of Taern with...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Unite mobile is a good port but better update

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So Pokemon Unite is now mobile and cross-platform. Who'd have thought a traditionally Nintendo-only IP would do this? The update and dev team letter we mentioned is...

Nightmare is a new F2P pixelart MMORPG that’s launched on Steam today

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Happy Tuesday, and welcome to the launch of a new MMORPG! We're talking about Nightmare, a new open-world retro pixelart MMO from the indie...

Indie MMO TitanReach has apparently suspended development as ‘funds have dried up’

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I have some bad news for fans of indie MMORPG TitanReach: The game has apparently suspended development thanks to a lack of funding. Australian studio...

The Soapbox: Pokemon Unite’s monetization is gross and threatens a competent game

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By now, you've probably seen several articles about the poor monetization in Pokemon Unite, often based on Reddit posts or streamer hot takes. Most talk...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Unite is genuinely fun – for new and casual MOBA players

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When Pokemon Unite was first announced, I had severe doubts I'd even give it a shot. I know I'm the local Pokemon guy, but there are many games in the...

TitanReach attempts to put its controversies in the past with new details on early access development

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Indie MMO TitanReach has had a strange run to date. It caught our attention in 2020, when it launched a $430,000 US Kickstarter, which...

Elementia is a self-described ‘MMORPG with old-school values’ currently in pre-alpha

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I can only imagine how many indie devs asked themselves how hard making an MMO could be and then realizing that it's phenomenally difficult....
It costs.

Vague Patch Notes: Money makes the MMO world go round

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I had some thoughts after the most recent bit of news we got from Star Trek Online about how, you know... the game costs...
Hope for light.

New World ‘won’t consider selling anything other than cosmetic items until 2022 at the earliest’

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Amazon's New World was the subject of much debate this month when a leaker exposed the state of the game's cash shop in the...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: Everything in MMOs that is pay-to-win

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I have stated before that I have a complex relationship with the term "pay-to-win." On the one hand, it tends to refer to something...

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