MMO Week in Review: Praise Joko (July 1, 2018)

    
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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 summer just keeps on keepin’ on with the big news. This week, Guild Wars 2 had a rocky launch for its latest content episode, Trion bought up what was left of Gazillion, the Final Fantasy XIV community was rocked by a scandal, Overwatch did the hamster dance, Legends of Aria got a huge graphics revamp, Trove launched its Geode expansion, Elite Dangerous launched a new chapter, and Fractured came to Kickstarter.

We also unveiled our newest editorial column, Vague Patch Notes, and delivered our big impressions piece on Bless Online. Plus Star Wars Galaxies celebrated what would’ve been its 15th birthday!

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

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Overwatch’s next hero is a… hamster ball? - Remember Blizzard's tease from earlier this week, the one that set the internet to speculating on whether a wrecking ball might be Overwatch's next hero? Blizzard is adding more fuel…
THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS
AND FROM OUR FRIENDS AT BLIZZARD WATCH

How do you feel about the WoW Order Hall experience?

Artifact Power items can now be sold; try not to think of how much gold you’ve wasted

BfA’s new Druids are delightful examples of nightmare-fueling design

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.