MMO Week in Review: Season of the Guardian


New World finally limped its way to Season of the Guardian, which frustratingly launched with a long list of bugs – but also player acknowledgement that the fixing was faster than usual, presumably owing to the spruced-up infrastructure. Amazon also got candid with players, addressing the slipping population, corporate support for the MMO, and the motivation behind the decision to wait until June for the game’s next big reveal.

Meanwhile, the Palia team was hit with serious layoffs, Blizzard began hiring for an unannounced titles, we got a look at Elder Scrolls Online’s Gold Road, Neverwinter set a date for Adventures in Wildspace, and both EverQuest and EverQuest II announced new progression server. Plus, there’s a new game preservation movement grabbing headlines.

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday (since 2010!) 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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