This week, Star Wars: The Old Republic managed to steal the limelight with delays for the European beta and a lack of beta this weekend for everyone else. Only SWTOR could pull that off! Fortunately, BioWare occupied fans with a Smuggler video, a beta FAQ obviously intended to rival War and Peace, and unsurprising news that the company is studying its biggest competitor.
Skip past the break for a run-down of this week's other top MMO posts.
Free for All: Another attempt at free-to-play vs. freemium
Beau tried valiantly to find the line between F2P styles.
Bigpoint says game publishers should sell in-game advantages
"Don't just offer hats," suggests the F2P company.
The Perfect Ten: Non-vanilla server rulesets
Justin highlighted unique servers across the genre.
SOE's services disrupted by massive California blackout
Power outages in San Diego shut down multiple SOE MMOs.
CCP releases EVE's emergency CSM meeting minutes
Transcripts arrive over two months after the meeting.
Beta and bucks: John Smedley discusses PlanetSide 2's future
SOE's President declares the PlanetSide sequel will be F2P.
Turbine unveils LotRO expansion point costs
Players learned how many Turbine points Rise of Isengard will cost them.
Cryptic uploads STO's F2P plans, Captain's Log: Setting a new course
We checked out the details of Star Trek Online's upcoming F2P conversion.
Mythic: Wrath of Heroes gets rid of 'all the boring crap' of WAR
Mythic devs threw Warhammer Online under the proverbial bus.
Diablo III's beta leaks and Rise of Immortals gets a release date
Not So Massively covered the week in MOBAs.
Flameseeker Chronicles: The pros and cons of multiple guild membership
Rubi discusses Guild Wars 2's open-guild policies.
Dev Watercooler: Rate of change
Ghostcrawler goes in depth about World of Warcraft's design process.
BlizzCon 2011 merchandise pre-sale begins early
Bring on the murloc plushies!