MMO Week in Review: WoW Legion creeps closer (August 7, 2016)

    
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We’ve been creeping ever closer to World of Warcraft: Legion this week, with a glimmer of hope in WoW’s “growth,” a look at the new leveling system in Legion lands, and a big trailer intended to rope you in.

Meanwhile, we got a peek at RIFT’s upcoming Starfall Prophecy expansion, celebrated the arrival of Elder Scrolls Online’s Shadows of the Hist, and gave Star Wars: The Old Republic the side-eye over its new lockbox enhancements initiative, which we should totally call NLE.

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

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Guild Wars 2’s Mike O’Brien on the Gaile Gray hack - Earlier today, Redditors began circulating a forum thread filled with pictures of a character named Gaile Gray running around classic Guild Wars spouting nonsense (and worse). The claim that followed was that…
Overwatch banwave crashes into cheaters - For some of Overwatch's cheaters, August 1st could be the date that lives in infamy. From the sound of it, it looks like Blizzard triggered a banwave today that's reaching out…
Livelock’s launch delayed, no new date set - Friends, the headline pretty much says it all: Livelock has decided to delay its launch without announcing a new release date. The delay affects all platforms on which the robot MMO…
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.