MMO Week in Review: Great expectations for (MMOs in) 2021


So that first week of 2021 has been… interesting. While I’m sure you all have more important things to do than hang out with us and talk about MMORPGs, we’re mighty glad for those of you who do, and we hope we’ve been a nice distraction this week especially, as we’ve recapped our 2020 awards, picked out the frontrunners for the MMOs we’re hoping will entertain us this year, stared in dismay at WoW’s lore leaks, cocked our heads at Chronicles of Elyria, gone to Bespin, and deep-dived Path of Exile’s Echoes of the Atlas. It’s not all doom out there, promise.

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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