MMO Week in Review: Aion's turn in the spotlight

Aion
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Aion is one of those big-budget free-to-play MMOs that enjoys wild popularity in Korea while flying under the radar in the West. But this week, after lengthy downtime involving "missing client files," the game's North American version received the colossal 4.0 update, which included new classes, a level cap hike, and new territory. Massively's MJ Guthrie scouted out the new content to bring us her first impressions, and our Jukebox Heroes column explored the game's brand-new soundtrack.

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

GW2
ArenaNet releases Guild Wars 2 Sky Pirates of Tyria trailer
ArenaNet is aiming for new Guild Wars 2 content every two weeks
Massively's video preview of Guild Wars 2's Sky Pirates of Tyria Patch
The history of weapon and armor skins in Guild Wars 2

WildStar
WildStar needs a business model
WildStar's third beta test is all right for fighting

RIFT
Save RIFT's Silverwood and Freemarch cities starting June 27
Why we play RIFT

Other top MMO stories
Final Fantasy XIV's buffet effect
SWTOR is adding a killer Ewok companion in 2.3
Texas teen still in jail after February League of Legends argument
Firefall's Kern: 'I look at WoW and think what have we done... We killed a genre'
Star Citizen 24-hour livestream, new Avenger ship revealed
Immersing yourself in The Elder Scrolls Online
A modern revisit to Ultima Online
Three problem players and how to handle them
Why MMOs should be kept alive forever
Massively reminisces on Star Wars Galaxies' 10th anniversary
Ubisoft reads the internet, may bring The Division to PC
Final Fantasy XIV sells $50 soundtrack with pet
Firefall's final beta milestone and live action trailer
Standalone DayZ takes cues from EVE Online
Star Citizen is the highest grossing crowdfunded project of all time
Bungie talks Destiny, evades RMT question

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
Blizzard confirms WoW account hacks, issues warning on security
Siege of Orgrimmar Boss Preview: General Nazgrim
Patch 5.4 PTR: Crazy Cat Lady/Man title added

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