MMO Week in Review: April 5, 2015

    
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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!

This week, Daybreak Game Company announced that the venerable EverQuest II, with 10 full expansions under its belt, will cease production of more, turning instead to smaller and more frequent paid DLC. The first of such DLC, dubbed Rum Cellar, is due to launch April 28th.

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

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Final Fantasy XIV launches Before the Fall patch - After more than a year of continuations, Final Fantasy XIV is wrapping up all of its stories today. Patch 2.55 has just gone live, bringing with it the last portion of the main scenario quest, the…
Crowfall teases female Ranger archetype - ArtCraft has posted a Crowfall week-at-a-glance update that contains plenty of interesting nuggets. Chief among them is the reveal of the female Ranger archetype. She's got a wolf pet in the concept art, but the devs…
Guild Wars 2 tweaks the personal story for a solo finish - If you -- like a certain unnamed but devastatingly handsome Massively Overpowered writer -- have stalled out on the final stage of Guild Wars 2's personal storyline, then this will make your day. The studio announced…
Get a sneak peek of LOTRO’s Update 16 - Lord of the Rings Online is gearing up for a big content push this month with Update 16. The devs put the patch on the test server this week and players are already digging into it to…
WildStar is adding a laser tag minigame - WildStar is getting a new Laser Phaser minigame, and it's currently on the sci-fantasy title's public test realm. It's currently scheduled to go live in Drop 5, and it includes a phaser weapon and an outfit…
Ascent is MMO space simming done right - My favorite thing about Ascent: The Space Game is its planetary rotation. It's a small thing, granted, but the first time I sat still in my tiny, tin can spacecraft long enough to see Ceres slooooowly…
10 ways MMOs have changed the real world for the better - Are MMOs pointless time-wasters, the bread and circuses of the modern era, or do they make positive, meaningful contributions to the real world? Well, considering that writing about these games has paid for my golden SeaDoo…
Star Citizen whale talks purchases vs. donations - If you've been hiding under a rock for the past couple of years and have no clue about the crowdfunded beast that is Star Citizen, a new article at Wired will bring you up to speed. Not…
Neverwinter launches on Xbox One - You've played the MMO while sitting hunched forward at your computer -- now it's time to enjoy Neverwinter while slouching back on your couch at home. The D&D MMO officially launched today on the Xbox One…
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I know it’s off topic, but you guys are doing such a great job with this site. It’s the best for site for MMO coverage. On topic: I was ticked about the GW2 gold caps for sending mail and guild banks. What world does arenanet live in that having a wallet and not a personal bank to store gold in is an OK thing? It’s more so a problem seeing that i can buy gems with real cash and convert it to in game gold meaning my in game gold is actually real money and yet I can’t use a personal bank?

Also, is it OK to really want to play Star Citizen when it comes out but still think that selling concepts of ships for hundreds of dollars isn’t cool? Can those two things co-exist, because that is how I feel. Anyways, I’m kinda sorry for the mini rant, but mostly not! Thanks for a great week of coverage!