MMO Week in Review: Free-to-play for real

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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.

This week, Sony Online Entertainment surprised the MMO industry by announcing that EverQuest II will be going free-to-play... again. For real this time. We also learned that Bigpoint will be producing a Game of Thrones-flavored MMO, which may or may not be a good thing, and that while Blizzard's layoff rumors proved to be false, World of Warcraft did nevertheless suffer another massive subscriber loss. A cool million of you have quit WoW since May (assuming "you" are players in Asia, which is where most losses occurred).

Hit the jump for a peek at the rest of this week's top MMO stories!
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