MMO Week in Review: Help, our staff got eaten by Shadowbringers

The tide breaks.

It would’ve been hard for an MMO to compete with Final Fantasy XIV this week, a game whose brand-new Shadowbringers expansion our columnist described as “horrifying” – and meant it as a compliment. Yes, Shadowbringers launched this week, but it wasn’t alone in newsworthiness; we also got the scoop on Warframe’s next big thing, saw Black Desert begin PS4 preorders, debated WoW Classic, and witnessed justice at work for DDOSers.

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!



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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I’ve never much cared about getting a soundtrack to an MMO, that’s more my wife’s angle, but as soon as they release the music for Shadowbringers, its mine.

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At the “final boss” of 5.0’s story now and holy hell the last cutscene before that point… And so many moments before that…

It’s a good time when feeling like I’m drowning in lore and am still digesting it all/trying to think about the implications made.

Shadowbringers seriously has been mind blowingly good. I so can’t wait to see how things go down when I get home tonight and likely finish off the 5.0 MSQ. Though I really hope that you-know-who isn’t killed off completely because he’s too good of a villain to get rid of in one expansion’s .0 story.

The FF14 team seriously outdid themselves. This is about as close to being a masterpiece as an MMORPG can likely get, and I’m really curious to see what their plans are for 5.x content.