MMO Week in Review: Flaming and frost

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. If you missed a big MMO or WoW Insider story last week, you've come to the right post.

Having just kicked off the prelude to Guild Wars 2's Flame and Frost "multi-stage narrative" (code for "slow-trickle patch"), ArenaNet has been busy this week. Doing what? Oh, annoying you with password changes, tinkering with the dynamic leveling system, implementing a new achievement ladder system, testing a new PvP tourney mode, and adding bits and bobs to the living story for you to ignore in your quest to kill things. Ahh, MMOs.

Read on for a roundup of the rest of this week's top Massively articles.

EA says it is 'pleased' with SWTOR F2P so far
Greg Zeschuk on leaving BioWare: 'You just get tired of it after a while'
Breaking in to SWTOR's roleplay community

Other top MMO stories
Wizardry Online launch-day roundup
Colossal 3000-man battle rocks EVE Online
TERA F2P starts February 5th
Neverwinter reveals pre-order packs, beta weekend dates
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn announces beta signups
Reacting to TSW's restructuring and relocation
The Elder Scrolls Online: The MMO vs. single-player RPGs
Heroes of Newerth's 3.0 update has arrived
League of Legends enforces 'zero tolerance' policy on test server
LotRO commits to housing revamp, player council in 2013
Duncan Jones to helm live-action WoW film
A tour of DDO Update 17: Return to Gianthold
Cryptic releases STO anniversary trailer, hints at Romulan content
Why we play Lord of the Rings Online
Why The West is the most realistic fantasy MMO yet
Trion to launch Defiance on April 2nd
Touring Telon: Six years of Vanguard
Darkfall dev diary video details the world of Agon

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
Blizzard reversing some short-term PvP suspensions
Patch 5.2 PTR: The return of the unlockable Isle
Patch 5.2 PTR: Introduction to Thunder Isle
Patch 5.2 PTR: Shocking raid preview of Lei Shen
Seven things every newbie needs to know
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