MMO Week in Review: Black Friday business model shenanigans


Welp, we’re in the home stretch of 2019 now, folks, and if you thought that MMO studios would hunker down and ride out the biggest sales week of the year quietly, boy were you mistaken. You’d think they’d just put up their things for sale and let us succumb to the buying frenzy, but no, one MMO after another, from like MMOs like LOTRO and EVE Online and Star Trek Online to in-dev titles like Star Citizen and Chronicles of Elyria, managed to generate brand-new business model dust-ups. Good work, one and all.

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.