MMO Week in Review: Final Fantasy XIV's final chance

Final Fantasy XIV
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.

This week, Massively's Final Fantasy XIV expert Eliot Lefebvre reported back on his experience at a recent Square-Enix press event. The game suffered a rocky launch in 2010 and is offline entirely right now while the developers revamp the game from the ground up. Eliot explored the updated crafting system, retooled zones, and character creation and combat, then he interviewed Yoshi-P in detail. He even snagged an exclusive look at Final Fantasy XI's upcoming expansion.

Want to investigate the refurbished FFXIV for yourself? The beta starts Monday.

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

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Guild Wars 2 puts the 'guild' back in play with new group missions
SWTOR's Legacy Achievement system detailed
Massively Exclusive: A closer look at WildStar's Cassians
Star Wars: The Old Republic opens up test servers for patch 2.0
Smedley announces PlanetSide 2 server merges
Neverwinter Days: Money and knowledge
Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR reinvents the Ilum wheel
Flameseeker Chronicles: The storm clouds are gathering in Guild Wars 2
StarCraft Universe prologue goes live on
Camelot Unchained: Balanced classes out, rock-paper-scissors in
Bungie would apparently love to bring Destiny to the PC
Captain's Log: Star Trek Online's Foundry foibles

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