MMO Week in Review: Dread Masters of the Force

MMO Week in Review Dread Masters of the Force
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.

There's a dread moon rising in Star Wars: The Old Republic, but for once, that's actually a good thing. You see, Patch 2.4 dropped this past week (after accidentally downloading a day early), bringing with it a new moon to explore, the continuation of the Dread Masters storyline, and a pair of level 55 operations for experienced players to tackle.

Of course, that update wasn't the only event happening this past week; hit the jump to catch up on the latest and greatest from the MMO scene.

Flameseeker Chronicles: When good Guild Wars 2 commentary goes bad
Guild Wars 2 free trial and sale extended
Launch an assault on Twilight Arbor in Guild Wars 2's new Aetherpath

Carbine details WildStar abilities, questing, leveling updates
The Nexus Telegraph: Still looking forward to WildStar

Chaos Theory: The Secret World's scare factor
The Secret World disqualifies contest winner, issues revote
September producer's letter announces return of the Cat God to The Secret World

Other top MMO stories
Tamriel Infinium: The Orcs in The Elder Scrolls Online
Not So Massively: Star Citizen hits $20m, LoL semi-finals, and Diablo III to cap stats
First gameplay videos of War Thunder: Ground Forces roll onto the scene
CABAL Online greenlit on Steam
EverQuest I and II give free gold memberships during Heroic Character event
Hearthstone wipes beta progress and institutes patch
Final Fantasy XIV world transfer services to 'begin soon'
EQ Next, Landmark to share combat systems
A wounded land: The sights of LotRO's West Rohan
The Phoenix Project dubs itself City of Titans and launches on Kickstarter
Star Wars: The Old Republic Update 2.4: The Dread War is here
Cryptic eyeing single shard for Neverwinter, merge details 'coming soon'
We interviewed SOE about today's EQII Heroic Characters patch
Over 6100 accounts banned for cheating in Final Fantasy XIV
Ditch F2P with Allods Online's new subscription-only servers today
Path of Exile 1.0, Steam, and sweet, sweet revenge

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
Cloud serpent riding to remain per-character
Yes, we need no new classes
The Mists of Pandaria that never was
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