MMO Week in Review: Expansions and revamps

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 was focused on two MMO expansion releases whose status was once in question. First, Darkfall's Unholy Wars revamp finally launched, after repeated delays that turned the game into a punchline for many months during its extended beta. We sent in Darkfall veteran Jef Reahard to investigate; he was impressed by its immersive world, PvE, and crafting but not so impressed with its animations, UI, and economy.

Second, Star Wars: The Old Republic's Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion officially launched. We posted a general impressions piece to complement our critique of the update's daily quests, while BioWare contented itself with explaining reworks of all eight of the game's classes.

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

Guild Wars 2 goes on sale, releases free retro platformer
Super Adventure Box's soundtrack
Simple pleasures in Guild Wars 2

WildStar chronicles closed beta metrics and milestones
Wildstar releases beta patch notes after NDA leak

Choosing your first Neverwinter class
Exclusive Neverwinter pre-launch interview, part one
Exclusive Neverwinter pre-launch interview, part two
Exclusive video of Neverwinter's Rothe Valley

Camelot Unchained
Building the perfect fortress in Camelot Unchained
Camelot Unchained makes 11 promises to consumers

Other top MMO stories
Syfy touts Defiance premiere numbers
World of Warcraft Battle Chest on sale for $10
Pushing back on Final Fantasy XIV
Defiance gameplay trailer highlights the Ark Hunter story
RuneScape 3 beta begins
Trailer shows off China's upcoming Monster Hunters Online
Second Wind Roundtable: NSFW edition
XL releases ArcheAge fishing trailer
PAX Prime 2013 registration is up and running
Planet Calypso's $70k virtual egg hatches after 6 years
Final Fantasy XIV shows off the jobs and professions of 2.0
Hall takes a break from DayZ, pursues dream of climbing Everest

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
Live WoW Developer Q&A Thursday, April 25th
BlizzCon ticket purchasing tips
Rolled back Druid has World First level 90 reinstated
Pinnacle of Storms is now open in Raid Finder
This article was originally published on Massively.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.