MMO Week in Review: MMO hipsters are annoying

Your game doesn't have a freaking motorcycle so shut up
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Every few months when it's time for Blizzard's quarterly reports, MMO hipsters come out of the woodwork to tell us all how World of Warcraft is the worst thing ever and that they are just way too cool to play it -- that the loss of six hundred thousand more players just proves that it really is a terrible game and just you wait because soon vindication will be theirs! Except for the part about how Activision-Blizzard just bought itself from Vivendi and its stocks rocketed up. And the part about how World of Warcraft lost more players in three months than whatever game everyone else is playing has total and mostly shrugged it off because piles of money. That doesn't fit the narrative, see.

Join us past the break for a look at the rest of this week's top MMO stories.

GW2
Guild Wars 2's endgame progression is leveling up
Fight for your chosen candidate in Guild Wars 2's Cutthroat Politics update
Guild Wars 2's living story will get more serious, more permanent, and more personal

WildStar
WildStar spotlights Chua and Mordesh celebrities
The Nexus Telegraph: WildStar's dirty little secret races

Other top MMO stories
Infestation: Survivor Stories, aka War Z, is worse than actually being killed by zombies
Age of Wushu will feature a castration mechanic
Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR PvP rant 2013
The mandatory early dungeons of Final Fantasy XIV
RuneScape 3 goes live
Revival is a story-driven sandbox in the making
Defiance drops to $10 for PC version
Hands-on with ArcheAge's Japanese open beta
Pearl Abyss releases new Black Desert trailer, screens
Hear the latest FFXIV news in next Producer's Letter Live
You'll want to watch the new ArcheAge intro video
RIFT's Ffinch on monetization and playing incognito
City of Heroes spiritual successor plans Kickstarter for September 8th
Coming soon to a console near you: MMOs
Molten Games picks up NCsoft funding, former Blizzard and SOE execs
MechWarrior Online launches Sarah's Jenner in honor of 5-year-old cancer victim

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
Siege of Orgrimmar Preview: Thok the Bloodthirsty
New World of Warcraft class coming? Ghostcrawler drops a hint
What to do if your WoW account has been hacked

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