MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s Rising Flames was actually early (September 25, 2016)

    
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Guild Wars 2’s Rising Flames episode rolled out this week, beating the originally announced cadence with nostalgia-fueled content buffed by the resumed development of legendary weapons, the reveal of the Eternal Coliseum PvP map, and an AMA on that touched on everything from repeatable hearts to insider trading.

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

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Eternal Crusade launch-day roundup and trailer - Following the deployment of patch #24 yesterday, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is finally prepared to launch today. Players who jumped in last night found themselves in a surprise headstart period…
WildStar is bringing lockboxes to raids - If you've played WildStar and lamented the fact that there just aren't enough places to get lockboxes in the game right now, you'll be happy to know that raids will…
RuneScape has counted its 250 millionth player - RuneScape continues to be ridiculously popular: Jagex formally announced this afternoon that the game has officially seen 250 million accounts created since its original January 2001 release. Sure, it's a hybrid…
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.