MMO Week in Review: Discount heroics

MMO Week in Review Discount heroics
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.

Feeling behind in EverQuest II? SOE's taking away that excuse this week by handing you the reins of a free level 85 heroic character. If you're at a loss of what to do with that toon, don't fret, because we've got the answer for that too! The studio's also making EQII's free-to-play model more attractive by removing item restrictions. It's hard to thumb your nose at free, right?

We've got the rest of the week's top stories after the jump!

WildStar's Gaffney on why the game isn't free-to-play
WildStar unveils the details on ability mechanics
WildStar Wednesday reveals shiphand missions
Opinion: WildStar's big missed (business) opportunity

Star Citizen
Star Citizen crowdfunding campaign breaks $20 million
Roberts debunks Star Citizen 'feature creep' theories, announces next stretch goal
Star Citizen's AMD trailer sizzles
Roberts on Star Citizen's exploration gameplay, publisher-free development

A second look at Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Final Fantasy worlds collide as FFXIII's Lightning joins FFXIV

Other top MMO stories
Opinion: Hybrid penalty, Elder Scrolls Online?
Dragon Ball Online has reached its final form
Neverwinter's Velasquez on lockboxes, Foundry, and Module 2
Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2's dragon evolution
Research suggests MMOs may 'encourage pathological game use'
Opinion: Will Star Citizen or Elite harm EVE?
EverQuest's Call of the Forsaken lands October 8th
EVE Online: Rubicon coming November 19th
Blizzard drops details on Hearthstone beta wipe
Ten places you see in every MMO
Jagex introduces RuneScape bonds, new business model
Opinion: WAR's biggest battle was with itself

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
WoW Trivial Pursuit now available
PvP Gear: The Season 14 fiasco explained
Siege of Orgrimmar LFR Wing Two opens
Engineering pet changes mean Pierre can be caged
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