MMO Week in Review: I’m putting lockboxes in your Halloween candy bucket (October 22, 2017)

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Lockboxes dominated the headlines again this week as the ESRB, PEGI, the UK government, and a handful of developers weighed in on the issue. Meanwhile, in a case of exceptionally bad timing, Activision secured a patent for match manipulation intended to drive engagement and cash-shop purchases. Just in case that whole lockbox thing doesn’t work out, see.

Meanwhile, we’re gearing up for Halloween across the MMORPG world, from Guild Wars 2 and LOTRO to Secret World and WoW. We’ve got nine more days of this until it’s time to begin prepping for the next big holiday. I’m talking about Black Friday, of course.

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

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
LOTRO Legendarium: A shocking Halloween twist - [AL:LOTRO]Two of my absolute favorite "inconsequential" elements of Lord of the Rings Online have to be the Haunted Burrow every Halloween and the whole Bingo Boffin saga, the latter which…
Bless Online will launch on Steam in 2018 - NEOWIZ announced on Steam today that the global release for Bless Online is indeed still happening, with a Steam launch planned here in the west at some point in 2018.…
No, Squadron 42 isn’t going to release this year - All right, let's be honest, you probably didn't actually think that Star Citizen's much-delayed single-player Squadron 42 was coming out this year. Around this time last year, it was confirmed…
Prominent MMO blogger Ravious has passed away - It's with a sad heart that we report that one of the most prominent and prolific MMO bloggers in the community passed away on Monday. Zach "Ravious" Best was diagnosed with…
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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Zen Dadaist

“I’m putting lockboxes in your Halloween candy bucket” Why would you do that to me? *kicked puppy look*

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butterpanda888

I read the title and thought of giving children locked boxes of candy and making them pay me to unlock them.

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Robert Mann

That’s even more dastardly than celery sticks…

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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It's a bummer , Charlie Brown.gif
camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Bleh!

I paid 4.99 to open a candy lockbox and all I got was a dozen circus peanuts and a chocolate covered cherry.

I guess it was a ‘TRICK’ then.

:/

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thalendor

You should have waited until Black Friday to get that lockbox for only 2.99! :-P

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