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It's been a week of shutdown announcements in the MMO and pseduo-MMO community, but not all shutdowns are bad. EA
finally admitted the inevitable: that Warhammer Online
, on life support for the last few years, will cease operation in December
(Merry Christmas?), possibly paving the way for a new MMO set within the same IP. And Blizzard
informed Diablo III's
PC players that the RMT auction house will be axed next year
, just in time for the expansion. Of course, that also means the death of the regular trading hall. You win some; you lose some.
Read on for a look at the rest of this week's top MMO stories.
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