MMO Week in Review: The curse of success

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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.

Final Fantasy XIV's got the kind of problem every game wants to have: too many players trying to play it. This week, the game has been battling server congestion, tweaking difficulty, ticking off Android users, and promising free PS4 game upgrades for PS3 players. And Massively released both a dungeon guide and the first part of a critical not-a-review of the game's relaunched edition.

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

ArenaNet offers sneak peek at future Guild Wars 2 balance changes
Why we love Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box
A dragon rises in Guild Wars 2's next update

The Elder Scrolls Online holiday special
The case against The Elder Scrolls Online's subscription model

Watch BioWare's lightsaber-fueled live-action SWTOR ad
Five reasons to love SWTOR's Bounty Contract Week
SWTOR subscribers to receive Rise of the Hutt Cartel free

To Infinity Gate and beyond: Previewing RIFT 2.4's instances
RIFT gives Beyond Infinity update overview

Other top MMO stories
World of Warcraft reveals the next Warchief of the Horde
Brad McQuaid working on 'secret' MMO since leaving SOE
Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep launches on November 18th
On Star Citizen's so-called 'feature creep'
Japanese player earns $10K playing ArcheAge
What we loved about Warhammer Online
You should watch this Elite: Dangerous trailer
CCP's rewording of EVE Online TOS causes uproar
Wanna buy an MMO? Copernicus assets for sale 'soon'
Conan O'Brien spoofs Diablo III
Aion's anniversary events include cakes, pirates, and design contest
Vin Diesel describes upcoming Chronicles of Riddick game as an MMO
World of Tanks unleashes update 8.8 with new tanks and new tech trees
StarCraft Universe reaches its funding goal on Kickstarter

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
How to help a friend or family member join you in WoW
Can't go to BlizzCon? Virtual tickets now on sale.
Mists of Pandaria 50% off this week
Activision Blizzard to take a stand on violent video game research
WoW patch 5.4: Answers to Frequently Re-Asked Questions

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