MMO Week in Review: The jewel of the north

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.

Neverwinter's buzz crescendoed this week as reviews and opinion from the first beta weekend continued to pour in. Cryptic posted videos of the Guardian Fighter and the Mount Hotenow zone, while Massively's explorers delivered a formal impressions piece, a new video series, and a brand-new game column titled -- what else? -- Neverwinter Days.

Read on for a glimpse of the rest of this week's top MMO stories.

Guild Wars 2 cross-breeds a new PvP map
Guild Wars features we wish had made it to Guild Wars 2

SWTOR's Patch 1.7 gets a snazzy video
Making a deal with the Hutts in SWTOR

Everyone's a potential traitor... even you: WildStar's Dominion faction

Other top MMO stories
Path of Exile hands-on: The sequel Diablo II deserved
Massively exclusive: TERA's Patrick Sun on free-to-play
Star Citizen tops $8 million in crowd-funding
Brushing up on Marvel Heroes' super-sized beta update
Players vote for 2007-era RuneScape server
Path of Exile update adds new maps, overhauls audio, and improves art
Todd McFarlane talks about Project Copernicus
Chris Taylor's Gas Powered Games is acquired by
Turbine's servers down 34 hours and counting, studio comps players
FFXIV producer's letter announces A Realm Reborn's first beta phase
MMO Burnout: Skyrim's shortcut to mushrooms
The sweet sorrow of choosing a new sandbox
The Elder Scrolls Online celebrates Facebook likes with new armor concept art
Nexon announces Ghost in the Shell online FPS
Our least favorite League of Legends champions
Hailan Rising enters open beta, invites players to break the server

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
WoW goes on sale in the EU and the US
Is it time to kill WoW's arena teams?
Things I wish would return to World of Warcraft
WoW's patch 5.2 Valor reset canceled
How to make gold in WoW without breaking (much of) a sweat
Server outcast in South Korea rekindles WoW community
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