MMO Week in Review: BioWare blunder

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There's no question that this week's highlight was BioWare's accidental mass-email to potential Star Wars: The Old Republic testers, whose hopes were quickly deflated. But SWTOR delivered more than a giant oops this week: BioWare announced that the game will launch with achievements, released a nifty 3-D map of the Star Wars galaxy, and promised an "aggressive" post-launch plan. And for those of you lost in a sea of SWTOR lore, our own Larry Everett posted a timeline of the era's history.

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And this week, our sister site WoW Insider was abuzz with news from the far reaches of World of Warcraft's Patch 4.3, scrambling to the public test server to bring back word of new maps and loading screens, transmogrification and void storage, season 11 PvP gear, a new color-blind accessibility mode, and the new raid finder tool.

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