MMO Year in Review: Lockboxes, CCP, and Destiny 2 (October 2017)

    
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Destiny 2 Screenshot 2017.11.06 - 17.28.49.58.jpg
Destiny 2 Screenshot 2017.11.06 - 17.28.49.58.jpg

We’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head into 2018!

The lockbox debate exploded in October, propelled in the mainstream by EA but closer to home by games like LOTRO. Meanwhile, Destiny 2 launched on PC, and the MMO world was shocked by the sudden closures of two of CCP Games’ substudios following EVE Vegas, which initially was not supposed to affect EVE Online (though by November we found out it most certainly did).

We also saw a number of updates to major MMOs, including Elder Scrolls Online’s Clockwork City, Warframe’s Plains of Eidolon, SWTOR’s pre-merge United Forces Foundation, EVE’s Lifeblood, and LOTRO’s Update 21. And Star Citizen dampened delay criticism by demoing its procedural cities.

Read on for the whole list!

TOP NEWS STORIES OF OCTOBER 2017
FAVORITE EDITORIALS OF OCTOBER 2017
ALL 2017 MONTH-IN-REVIEW POSTS TO-DATE

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Kherova

Not really happy how distorted the list looks on my iPhone. Very difficult to read.

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Fisty

United Forces Foundation sounds like a non-profit, not a Star Wars update.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

Blind Boxes suck! Happy New Year all!