If you, like the Massively writers, expected a week of quietude and serenity before the holidays as the game studios closed down early, then you didn't get what you expected, but at least you got something good! MMOs around the globe are immersed in winter holiday events, and digital retailers are trying to coax you into buying more games than you can reasonably play in a lifetime. At Massively, we doled out our annual MMO awards, rounded up our favorite gaming moments from 2012, and picked out a few reasons to look forward to a new year filled with sandboxes.
The complete weekly roundup of Massively's top MMO stories is just beyond the break!
|The Guild Wars 2 end-of-the-year awards|
|Where Guild Wars 2 goes wrong|
|Unwrapping the mystery of GW2's Wintersday boxes|
|The Secret World releases Issue #5 teaser, announces End of Days events|
|The Secret World Issue #5 is live|
|Exclusive: The Secret World's Joel Bylos vs. Armageddon|
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
|39 tips for new World of Warcraft players|
|Night elf priest iron-mans to level 90 with no greens, no talents, and no deaths|
|World of Warcraft Patch 5.2 PTR patch note preview|
|How WoW's content offerings progressed in 2012|