World of Warcraft never lets another MMO launch without delivering a competing update to tempt back wayward sons, and as such, Blizzard launched patch 4.3, dubbed Hour of Twilight, to the servers on Tuesday, just a few short weeks before Star Wars: The Old Republic's headstart begins. The patch notably includes a transmogrification system, which allows players to customize the appearance of their gear -- you know, like you've been able to do in games like Lord of the Rings Online and Star Wars Galaxies for years. So glad you could join us, WoW!
Our sister site WoW Insider has the full scoop on 4.3's new content for the curious, and beyond the break, you'll find the rest of this week's top MMO stories!
Kotick questions how SWTOR will benefit EA, Analysts predict SWTOR will turn a healthy profit
Industry vets disagreed about SWTOR's viability.
EVE Online: Crucible forges a new game today, EVE trailer shows off new Crucible expansion
CCP attempted to make up for Incarna.
The Jedi Consular vs. the Imperial Agent, Hyperspace Beacon dabbles in PvP
SWTOR news continued to simmer as we gear up for launch.
EverQuest II Age of Discovery launch date, new features revealed
SOE announced that EQII's expansion will launch December 6th.
Lineage II awakens to free-to-play
The aging Korean MMO launches its F2P conversion.
Star Wars Galaxies updates players on the end
SWG players are down to their last two weeks in the game before the sunset.
Dan Stahl beams back aboard Cryptic Studios
Stahl returned to helm Star Trek Online.
Not So Massively Extra: First impressions of Wrath of Heroes
We got our first look at BioWare's inbound MOBA.
Richard Garriott predicts the death of consoles as a gaming medium
Lord British stunned pretty much everyone with yet another revelation.
The Perfect Ten: The upcoming contenders
Justin picked out the 10 coolest incoming MMOs -- that aren't TOR.
The Game Archaeologist celebrates Dark Age of Camelot's 10th anniversary
Happy birthday, DAOC!
Marvel Universe Online assembles Iron Man
Another character for Marvel's upcoming MMO was revealed.
Glitch 'unlaunches' to add new features, Tiny Speck explains Glitch's big unlaunching
The browser-based MMO will return to open beta for more development.
The Soapbox: The absurdity of the NDA
Jef argued that NDAs serve no purpose in the modern MMO industry.
Second Life rolls out Linden Realms publicly on December 1st
The classic virtual world launched a game within a game.