MMO Week in Review: Elyria’s suspended storm, Guild Wars 2’s lie of omission


Even in the middle of a pandemic, the MMO industry manages to keep ramping up the news. Not only did Chronicles of Elyria give up and lay off all its staff with no whisper of the millions in crowdfunding players had chipped in, but we were able to re-confirm our earlier reporting that Guild Wars 2 had lost its Game Director, Mike Zadorojny, to Amazon five months ago – and ArenaNet still hasn’t told players. Plus, Ascent Infinite Realm resurfaced, Lost Oasis suffered a messy launch and then unlaunch, and we took a look at both Animal Crossing and Phantasy Star Online 2.

Stuck at home right now, trying to keep yourself and everyone else safe? First, thank you. And second, why not give the Blapril MMO blogging project a try if you have some extra time on your hands? If you’re bored, it’ll give you something fun to do and help you practice your skills. And if you’re busier than ever thanks to being on the front lines or suddenly becoming a teacher on top of your real job, then hey, bloggers will be producing more entertainment for when you do have downtime. One of us… one of us…

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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