MMO Week in Review: Happy New Year, gamer peeps

Fireworks in WoW
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MMO gamers are preparing to ring in the new year tomorrow night with the usual: daily quests, gold farming, and a last round of holiday events. And maybe, just maybe, if our raid leaders say it's OK, we'll do a bit of partying before making resolutions we've no intention of keeping. Massively is celebrating by predicting the future of the MMO genre, asking you about your game of the year, and offering up top stories and wish lists for the year to come.

Of course, if you were just curious about our top MMO stories from the past week, you'll want to just keep on reading.

Korean analysts predict Guild Wars 2 expansion in 2013
Flameseeker Chronicles: A visit from Toymaker Tixx

SWTOR fan site posts cartel market poll results
Hyperspace Beacon: A 2012 SWTOR reflection

Chaos Theory: The Secret World's buy-to-play keeps getting better

The War Z
The War Z executive producer blames problems on the game's success
The War Z's creator disputes trademark suspension
The War Z's trademark suspended, name change likely

Other top MMO stories
Age of Wushu is probably the greatest sandbox you'll never play
Blizzard scraps Diablo III PvP mode, starts over
Female avatars are likely to be more exposed than their male counterparts
Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin releasing in late March
Tips for City of Heroes refugees in Champions Online
Parties and roles in Final Fantasy XIV
XL teases fans with another impressive ArcheAge trailer
EVE dev blog outlines Retribution's effect on trading
Tweeria is self-proclaimed 'laziest MMORPG ever'
City of Heroes fan videos pay tribute to the game's legacy
The Nexus Telegraph: WildStar style
City of Steam fans treated to dev humiliation video for reaching goal
Final Fantasy XIV lays out beta test roadmap
Ragnarok Online 2 open beta begins
Big TERA content update in the works, game going F2P in Korea and Japan
Opinion: What MMOs could learn from social gaming

WoW Insider
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EU Servers back up after lengthy downtime
World of Warcraft Patch 5.2 PTR patch note preview
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