MMO Week in Review: Roadmaps for LOTRO and SWTOR, multiplayer for No Man’s Sky (May 20, 2018)

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!

Roadmaps! Getcher roadmaps! Both LOTRO and SWTOR released gameplans for the rest of the year this week; LOTRO has a class revamp, new regions, and a level cap bump to 120 on deck, while SWTOR aims to tackle some faction-blending and go all-out on PvP fixes.

Meanwhile, we got hands-on with State of Decay 2, Worlds Adrift hit early access, Boss Key shuttered, Pantheon revealed a trio of classes, and No Man’s Sky announced multiplayer for real this time.

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

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
The Game Archaeologist: Warhammer Online - When it comes to notable years in the MMORPG genre's history, 2008 stands out as one of the most significant. World of Warcraft's debut onto the scene in 2004 caused…
Examining why Fortnite is so incredibly popular - For those on the outside looking in at the insanely popular Fortnite phenomenon over the past year, the question invariably rises: What makes this game so massively successful, especially considering…
Boss Key shutters after Radical Heights, LawBreakers fizzle - Boss Key is closing down following the struggles of LawBreakers and Radical Heights, though the latter will apparently remain playable for now. Cliff Bleszinski broke the news on Twitter. https://twitter.com/therealcliffyb/status/996092708971274245…
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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