MMO Week in Review: PAX East awards, EverQuest's 18th, and ESO's battlegrounds (March 19, 2017)

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!

A week after PAX East's close, we've completed our assignments and handed out our awards. Make sure you cast your vote in our reader poll for the best MMO of the show!

Meanwhile, EverQuest celebrates 18 years online, Revelation fielded pay-to-win complaints, we compared survival sandbox Rend to other MMOs, Star Citizen wowed onlookers with its level design, and our columnist took a hard look at The Elder Scrolls Online's proposed Morrowind battleground system.

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

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Remembering EverQuest Next - Is it too soon -- or perhaps too pointless -- to wool-gather about EverQuest Next? After all, that MMO project is deader than dead, so dead in fact that it…
WildStar's Jen Ortiz leaves Carbine - WildStar is down another high-profile member of its development team this week with the loss of Carbine Senior Product Manager Jen Ortiz. On Twitter Friday, Ortiz said that she had…
Trove officially launches for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - [AL:Trove]Voxel sandbox Trove has formally launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today, having been in open beta on both consoles since December. Trion says it's now "captivated nearly five million" players across…
The Repopulation is back up and running - It might not have been everyone's ideal scenario, but the fact is that The Repopulation has come back under new management -- and you can access the game once more.…
Why gacha is the 'gotcha' tactic of MMO sales - Making money in free-to-play games isn't as simple as pursuing a single revenue stream. Often studios are looking at multiple approaches to coax players to part with their money in…
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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luxundae

And this coming week....maybe Funcom will say what they mean by "relaunch" for TSW? That slide said late March...

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