MMO Week in Review: The LOTRO and DDO tech team deserves a nap and a hug

    
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Did anybody else let out a cheer when Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online finally came back up on Saturday on day four of a hardware maintenance that was meant to last only Wednesday? We’d long since run out of pipeweed is what I’m saying. I always joke to the team that we are not an uptime monitor, but it sure felt as if we were last week.

In other MMO news, Anarchy Online’s first progression server went live, Ashes of Creation announced a delay, Torchlight Frontiers dropped its alpha NDA, Guild Wars 2 launched the warclaw mount, Shroud of the Avatar closed its physical office, and Path of Exile’s Synthesis expansion went live.

In meta news, we debuted another new column: Massively Uplifting, our monthly look at feel-good stories in our genre! Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

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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 bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.

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Bruno Brito

True, and the company deserves a kick on the nuts.