MMO Week in Review: SWTOR's off-rails flight, sorta

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Joke about the "Tortanic" all you want, but Star Wars: The Old Republic is not dead. In fact, it's getting an expansion in December that at first blush seems to be courting those players who once lamented the game's out-of-place-in-a-Star-Wars-game on-rails space flight. The catch? Galactic Starfighter consists primarily of PvP content in a game remarkable chiefly for its PvE story.

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

The Guild Wars 2 expansion blues
The son also rises in Guild Wars 2's Blood and Madness content update

EQ Next
EverQuest Next dev diary on exploration
EQN's Steve Klug talks voxels and making editing fun

The Elder Scrolls Online opens a grab bag of questions
Horizontal vs. vertical progression and the Elder Scrolls Online

WildStar offers cross-realm play
Examining the Mechari of WildStar

Final Fantasy XIV's best and most disappointing bosses
Final Fantasy XIV sums up its Tokyo Game Show letters

Other top MMO stories
A lively evening of Hearthstone
Samuel L. Jackson voices the objectively best announcer pack for Heroes of Newerth
Diablo III polls players about expansion prices
Players successfully petition to change ArcheAge's business model
Court sides with Acti-Blizz, Vivendi split moves forward
CCP responds to EVE Online favoritism scandal
Should CCP interfere in the sandbox?
Ten consequences of living in an MMO world
EverQuest releases 20th expansion, Call of the Forsaken
CityState teases Camelot Unchained animation test
Introducing Deepworld to Minecraft fanatics
Turbine defends LotRO class changes
Lineage II's soundtrack
Opinion: Stop hurting the people who love you
Exciting times in The Secret World
Star Citizen unleashes the Next Great Starship design contest
SWTOR's Dread War, part 2

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
Definitive word from Blizzard on diminishing returns
Warcraft as a whole: The story balance between RTS and MMO
BlizzCon Online Sale is now live
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