MMO Week in Review: All I want for Christmas is the perfect MMORPG (December 25, 2016)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

Happy holidays everyone! This week we were blown away with the announcement that Turbine is splitting off a new indie studio, Standing Stone, to take over development of Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online, both to be published by none other than Daybreak. We were also saddened -- angry, even -- over the news that Asheron's Call and its sequel will be sunsetted instead of turned over to the players as once promised. The good news for LOTRO at least is that the team has secured the Lord of the Rings license without issue and is considering revamping its oft-mocked character models next year.

We've also been dishing out a bunch more awards -- best holiday, best crafting, best popcorn MMO, biggest disappointment, best PvP, biggest blunder, and best housing -- with the big five still to come. Plus we kicked off our blooper awards and yearly recap, and Justin sang you all to sleep with some MMO holiday tunes.

Read on for the very best of this week's MMO news and opinions.

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Jukebox Heroes: MMO music for the holidays - I absolutely adore Christmas music -- in moderation and in season. I keep to strict personal rules not to listen to it before Black Friday or after New Year's Eve,…
ArcheAge catches, smooshes APEX bug - [AL:Arche]Trion has confirmed reports of a recent APEX duping bug in ArcheAge, but there's apparently no need to panic -- it's already been squished and punishments doled out accordingly. "Yep,…
Black Desert's Witch and Wizard awaken today - The Witch and Wizard awaken today in Black Desert this morning, and they'd like some coffee please. Not only will your spellslinger be more of a badass, but you can roll a…
THIS WEEK'S CASTS & STREAMS
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Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre's latest news and Massively OP's best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday's Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday's Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday's The MOP Up, which mops up all the little bits of news we didn't cover anywhere else.

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