MMO Week in Review: MMO money month (February 11, 2018)

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If I had to sum up this week in MMOs, and I do because that’s what this column is all about, I’d say it’s about money. Multiple MMO companies released their quarterly and annual deets this week, including Blizzard (another record quarter) and Square-Enix (which claims an increase in Final Fantasy XIV subs. Trion rightly boasted of Trove’s 15M playerbase as well. But the most interesting bit was surely NCsoft’s report, which shows Guild Wars 2 getting a welcome bump from Path of Fire while Blade & Soul (which just released its Call of the Deep update) pulls in excellent numbers too.

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

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Perfect Ten: RIFT features that deserve praise - [AL:Rift]Maybe it will be short-lived, but it is exciting to see attention and excitement return to the sphere of RIFT following the announcement of the upcoming Prime server ruleset. I've…
EVE Evolved: A matter of balance in EVE Online - [AL:EVE]Throughout its almost 15-year lifetime, EVE Online has walked a fine line between developing new features and iterating on existing gameplay. Development has to push forward on new features to…
THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS
AND FROM OUR FRIENDS AT BLIZZARD WATCH

Battle for Azeroth system requirements get another bump

Datamined Zandalari and Dark Iron classes may hint at potential future races

WoW Archivist: Four classic ideas Battle for Azeroth should bring back

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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Tandor

Forgive the slight diversion from game news, but in the piece on CU one of the commenters makes reference to MOP’s own announcement about forthcoming changes to the comments system. I haven’t managed to find any reference to this, what’s it all about please?

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Armsbend

Bree was talking it about it in this past weekend’s WRUP. If you were on the site a lot you could see them tinkering with it in real time. It’s been a while though of stability now so I assume Bree found what she wanted.

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I’d like to see GW2 coverage go down in favor of it’s more popular and less known about cousin – Blade and Soul. Personally.