This week, classic EverQuest announced it will soon go fully free-to-play; meanwhile, RIFT boldly announced a lite version that will see its first 20 levels free as well.
In more meta news, Massively bids a fond farewell to Community Manager Rubi Bayer as she migrates to a job with ArenaNet. Think you're the perfect person to take over her role as our Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 columnist? We're accepting applications for this paid position through Monday.
Enjoy the rest of the week's top MMO stories after the break.
EA reveals SWTOR subscription and sales numbers, beats financial predictions
EA stock climbs after the company showed TOR sales surging.
EverQuest Mac fans fight for survival; SOE responds
It's the end of an era for Mac-loving EQ fans.
BioWare: All our devs play SWTOR
Rich Vogel talks about the team's own experience with bugs and exploits.
CNN observes the migration habits of the elusive wild gamer
Gamehoppers? Tourists? You decide.
Conan O'Brien shows off SWTOR same-sex footage
The comedy legend pokes fun at TOR's controversy.
ArenaNet reveals new PvP map with four new screenshots
Players salivated over the latest Guild Wars 2 tidbits.
Dutch Supreme Court declares RuneScape theft a real-world crime
So maybe don't steal purps at knifepoint, kids.
TERA pre-orders available, closed beta access included
Lawsuit-plagued En Masse goes forward with launch plans.
Hi-Rez Studios' Todd Harris on the changes in Tribes: Ascend
Tribes: Ascend undergoes radical revisions.
The Guild Counsel: SWTOR is stealing my (character) identity!
Karen argues that TOR's linear characters both hurt and help guilds.
Warhammer Online releases patch 1.4.5 highlights
In before "people still play this?"
The 2800 invade Star Trek Online -- and we have on-the-scenes footage
Cryptic plots an EVE Online-esque video for its anniversary celebration.
A Vanguard fifth anniversary year-in-review
SOE's "hardcore" game has gotten soften in its old age.
Study links MMOs to 'problem' game-playing
In other news, people with obsessive disorders do obsessive things.
Know your path with this handy SWTOR infographic
Break the entirety of the game up into simple colors and lines.
New TERA IP blocking policy contradicts previous En Masse tweets
Fortunately, IP blocking isn't exactly hard to defeat.
- Mists of Pandaria news coming in March with press sneak peek
- Blizzard celebrates 7 years in Europe with 50% off for a limited time
- Third faction or logistical nightmare?