Week in Review: Hobbits in space

At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. Miss a big MMO or WoW Insider story last week? You've come to the right post.

Lord of the Rings Online has had an impressive week as Turbine released its second major patch since the game went free-to-play last fall. European players weren't left out of the fun, either; Codemasters launched Update 2 just a few short days later. The patch brought new instances, skirmishes, class tweaks, and soloability to Middle-earth. Good riddance to radiance!

Of course, if internet spaceships are more your thing, you're probably forsaking halflings and rings to hawk our coverage of the EVE Online Fanfest. Two Massively staffers have been partying at the top of the world this weekend, and so far, they've brought us three days of event roundups as well as a peek at the keynote address, captain's quarters, CSM election results, and closing ceremonies. More wrap-ups will follow!

A look at the rest of this week's top stories lies just behind the break.
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