week in review

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MMO Week in Review: That billboard

The now-infamous Final Fantasy XIV ERP-club billboard was live only a few days, but that was more than enough to prompt the MMORPG community...
A whole new wait, no, not doing this song, never mind.

MMO Week in Review: RIP TERA

The western MMO fanbase said farewell to TERA this week as Bluehole forced Gameforge to shut it down for good, making it one of...
It's a landscape.

MMO Week in Review: WoW’s salvaged expansion cadence

Blizzard raised eyebrows this week by putting a launch window on World of Warcraft's Dragonflight expansion that is much sooner than anyone expected given...

MMO Week in Review: Dragonslayer

Neverwinter released its Dragonslayer module this week on both PC and console, getting the universe one step closer to fulfilling somebody's monkey's paw wish...

MMO Week in Review: High adventure in ESO High Isle

Elder Scrolls Online released High Isle this week, sending MMORPG players on PC into its yearly chapter to confront pirates, brigands, cultists, and worst...

MMO Week in Review: Do you guys not have wallets?

Welp, Diablo Immortal finally launched, and it's everything you'd expect from a Blizzard mobile title, which is to say, there's apparently a decent game...

MMO Week in Review: Daybreak terminates another Marvel MMO

Whether you're all broken up over Daybreak's canceled Marvel MMORPG probably depends on a few things, like maybe you're tired of Marvel, or maybe...

MMO Week in Review: V Rising is looking for new blood

V Rising stole the spotlight this week with its early access launch; its vampire theme has captivated sandbox fans. Plus, we poked our noses back...

MMO Week in Review: Spreadsheets in diversity space

Activision-Blizzard proved we really need a stronger term for "self-own" and "own-goal" in the English language as this week it attempted to demonstrate its...

MMO Week in Review: Spreadsheets in space in spreadsheets

EVE Fanfest announced one hell of a meme-made-real for fans this weekend with the revelation that it's teaming up with Microsoft for Excel integrations...

MMO Week in Review: Activision-Blizzard’s decline by the numbers

So, uh... yeah things aren't going so hot for Activision, Blizzard, or Activision-Blizzard, except for King, which is just peachy. ATVI's Q1 2022 investor...

MMO Week in Review: 3/5 LFM need heals and tank PST link achieves no noobs

World of Warcraft announced Dragonflight this week, along with a LFD-less Wrath Classic that whipped the wider MMORPG community into a froth over the...
In the cold light of morning...

MMO Week in Review: Lord British, High Isle, and losing the housing lottery

The MMORPG industry came full circle this week as one of the original founders of the genre pitched another new game - laden with...

MMO Week in Review: Wargaming leaves Russia, Jagex hikes subs

We hope you like MMO industry news as much as the fun stuff because we got a whole lot of it this week: Wargaming...

MMO Week in Review: Dragonflight, the Jade Sea, and Eternal Winter

The MMO world is reeling this weekend from the apparently inadvertent Blizzard website leak of World of Warcraft's next expansion, which appears to be...

MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s fertile future

Guild Wars 2 dropped a ton of good news this week: It promised a new expansion, said End of Dragons has outsold Path of...

MMO Week in Review: Monetization lessons from LOTRO and EVE

This week in MMOs saw two stories that really tell opposite tales when it comes to monetization. Lord of the Rings Online came out...

MMO Week in Review: WoW’s expansion tease, Elite’s console disappointment

Finally: The World of Warcraft expansion we expected announced last fall will now be announced in April, Blizzard confirmed this week, setting the speculation...

MMO Week in Review: Cantha now

You can put aside your "Cantha when" memes as End of Dragons launched for Guild Wars 2 players this very week, sending gamers back...

MMO Week in Review: Eternity’s End of Dragons

While the world is occupied by tragedy, it's understandable if you need to take refuge in MMOs right about now, and there's plenty to...