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MMO Week in Review: Warframe’s first steps into a larger world (October 15, 2017)

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Warframe took another step closer to being an MMORPG this week with the launch of its Plains of Eidolon expansion, which introduced an open-world landscape feel to zones and a slew of MMO-like questing options.

In Final Fantasy XIV, the latest housing crisis was met by apologies from no less than Naoki Yoshida.

And on the business end of things, the ESRB declined to classify lockboxes as gambling, Blizzard sued another Chinese ripoff, and IGN bought out the Humble Bundle company.

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MMO Week in Review: The battle of the sci-fi MMO conventions (October 8, 2017)

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It’s the battle of the conventions this weekend as NYCC, EVE Vegas, and Frontier Expo have all gone head-to-head. At NYCC, Star Wars The Old Republic dished out info on the new Timothy Zahn-inspired planet; at EVE Vegas, we got the scoop on post-Lifeblood F2P EVE Online improvements and CCP’s new mobile game; and we’ll have a bunch of news on Elite Dangerous tomorrowday straight from London!

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MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire eyecandy (October 1, 2017)

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After a rocky first weekend, Guild Wars 2’s massive Path of Fire expansion smoothed out, impressing the Massively OP staff and readers alike with its eyecandy and “joy of movement” philosophy (if not so much its storyline). Meanwhile, Black Desert launched the first part of its Kamasylvia update, Final Fantasy XIV announced its The Legend Returns patch, and Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs spoke with us about his game’s social system shakeup.

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MMO Week in Review: Following the Path of Fire back to Guild Wars 2 (September 24, 2017)

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Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire expansion launched on Friday, sending fans of Tyria and nostalgia back into the Elonian deserts. How many of those 11 million total accounts are playing? Probably not all of them, to be sure, but enough to cause more than a few disconnects and instance-creation problems through the weekend, especially in the EU but felt across the game’s territories. The demand bodes well for the game’s long-term finances (if not its short-term charm).

Don’t miss our coverage of the update; we streamed the launch on Friday, got our accounts in order, and debated the game’s material storage nerfs. MOP’s Choose My Adventure series will also cover Guild Wars 2 for the next month, so keep an eye out for that, a special guest on the podcast, and our impressions of the launch!

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MMO Week in Review: EVE’s is an evil laugh (September 17, 2017)

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This week, the universe of EVE Online was rocked by a sudden but inevitable betrayal that compounded the ongoing player-instigated wars and led to the banning of a notable EVE player and elected CSM official caught threatening to mutilate another player in real life. The impetus? The theft of in-game property worth approximately $20,000. Ouch.

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MMO Week in Review: Destiny’s child (September 10, 2017)

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Assuming you weren’t consumed by hurricane preparations this week, you very likely descended upon Destiny 2 with a sick day in tow, as Bungie’s sequel formally rolled out to console players around the world. Meanwhile, the MMO genre fussed over Secret World’s raid locks, World of Warcraft’s flightless Argus, and the end of Perpetuum.

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MMO Week in Review: Turning heads in Star Citizen, literally (August 27, 2017)

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Star Citizen stole the show — Gamescom, that is — with reveal after reveal during its week of demoing a version of the long-delayed 3.0 alpha. While the SOEmote-esque real-time facial animation and camera locking captured most of the attention, CIG also let slip that it’s planning some detailed survival mechanics for the game, like eating and bathing.

Meanwhile, SkySaga announced a de facto shutdown, Guild Wars 2 completed another preview weekend, Star Wars: The Old Republic launched Crisis on Umbara, and World of Warcraft geared up for this week’s Argus release.

And we’re wishing all the best to our friends and readers suffering in Texas this weekend.

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MMO Week in Review: Who better to bring Secret World to TV than Johnny Depp (August 20, 2017)

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Eyebrows across the MMOverse rose in unison this week as Johnny Depp’s production company announced it was working on a TV show based on none other than The Secret World, which in its current Secret World Legends incarnation has launched Tokyo and fiddled with currency. Don’t miss our piece on what we hope to see in the show!

Meanwhile, Guild Wars 2 hosted another Path of Fire preview weekend, Daybreak dropped the “H1Z1” from Just Survive, and Dauntless kicked off its founder alpha.

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MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire begins with actual in-game fire (August 13, 2017)

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If our poll is any guide, a whole lot of our readers — and presumably the broader MMO playerbase — were immersed in Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire preview event this weekend, putting out actual in-game fires, hopping around on raptors, and wondering if Herald Kehnan was ever gonna shut up! (He is not.)

Meanwhile, World of Warcraft’s next expansion was probably leaked, Black Desert talked up its plans for the rest of the year, a huge war is brewing in EVE Online, and Star Citizen stripped all the dates from its public production schedule.

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MMO Week in Review: To Elona via bunnies in Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire (August 6, 2017)

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This week, Guild Wars 2 took the lid off its next expansion: Path of Fire, a nostalgia-driven, story-oriented trip back to the deserts of Elona. With bunnies.

Meanwhile, Lord of the Rings Online successfully launched us all into Mordor — read our recap here! — and Funcom successfully ported Secret World Legends over to Steam.

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MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s expansion, Star Citizen’s drama (July 30, 2017)

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Another huge week for the MMO genre! On the AAA MMORPG front, Guild Wars 2 dropped its final season 3 episode, noted Mike Z is leading the expansion effort, and teased its expansion announcement for this week (stay tuned for our liveblog Tuesday!).

Star Citizen dominated the headlines and comment sections with the news that its alpha 3.0 has been delayed again, that the new concept ground vehicle boosted the game to $155M funding but won’t launch with 3.0, and that the studio has “no intention of reducing the size of the Star Citizen universe.”

And Citadel: Forged With Fire launched early access, building on last week’s Fortnite and Dark and Light momentum and leading into this coming week’s launch of The Secret World on Steam.

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MMO Week in Review: Dark and Light is finally live (July 23, 2017)

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It was a huge week of launches for the MMO industry, headlined by crowdfunded indie sandbox Albion Online, RIFT 4.2 Celestial Storm, shooter Gigantic, Star Trek Online’s 13.5 update, and of course, Dark and Light, a once-abandoned MMO revivified and spruced up into something playable in 2017, albeit in early access with the usual early access launch woes.

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MMO Week in Review: Hurtling toward LOTRO’s Mordor (July 16, 2017)

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Lord of the Rings Online startled everyone this week by smacking a release date on its Mordor expansion, and it’s surprisingly soon: July 31st. Maybe. “In the event of delay, you will receive the Mordor expansion content and items no later than August 31st, 2017,” preorder players are told. Of course, if you are thinking of preordering, maybe check out our editorial on the community’s reaction to the price and what’s in the virtual box before doing so.

Meanwhile, Guild Wars 2 announced its season 3 finale, EVE Online killed the last remnants of walking in stations, and we got a last-minute heads-up on new “massive” online RPG Citadel: Forged With Fire.

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