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NCsoft addresses Blade & Soul gamemaster name reservation controversy

The Blade & Soul subreddit has been in an uproar the last few days over accusations that NCsoft EU GMs pre-claimed...

Tiptoeing through ArcheAge’s 2015

It has been quite a year for ArcheAge. As you look back over the past 12 months, you certainly can't say 2015 was...

AD2460 is going free-to-play next week

Will a shift in business model help the indie space strategy title AD2460 leap ahead in popularity and play? That question might be...

MapleStory pulls pay-to-win sack from Reboot world cash shop

Excitement over MapleStory's tougher Reboot world was marred by accusations of pay-to-win by the community. The chief complaint centered on the...

EVE Evolved: Does skillpoint trading make EVE pay-to-win?

EVE Online's realtime skill training system has been a major point of contention throughout the game's lifetime, being a boon for those with...

Massively Overthinking: Graceful MMO free-to-play transitions

In honor of WildStar's free-to-play transition this week, Massively Overthinking is about to overthink the very best F2P transitions ever. Even if...

ArcheAge’s China launch moved to August 6

If you think you waited a long while for ArcheAge as a western fan, imagine how the title's Chinese followers must feel. Tencent Games...

E3 2015: Blade & Soul’s ‘full-access F2P’ model and hands-on

Long before NCsoft officially announced that Blade & Soul was heading west, fans were eager for the chance to get their hands...

The Soapbox: Can MMOs eradicate pay-to-win?

You know what sucks about getting old? Apart from the adult diapers and the dying? Yeah, it's the seeing things you love retconned into...

ArcheAge subreddit clarifies P2W censorship; Trion bans exploiters

Another day, another Reddit drama, although the one swirling around ArcheAge appears to be coming to a middle. In a message titled

ArcheAge spawns fresh Reddit drama over pay-to-win

Third time's a charm with Reddit! Remember back in March when a Skyforge moderator threatened to ban anyone using the term pay-to-win...

Ask Mo: The trouble with roleplaying in MMORPGs

Long ago on Massively-that-was, a reader named Avaera sent in a long list of fabulous questions worth addressing. I'm tackling another in today's edition...

Skyforge ‘won’t tolerate the word P2W’ [Updated]

Skyforge apparently doesn't take too kindly to accusations of pay-to-win. In response to a North American Skyforge player's admittedly originally badly worded question about...

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