If you could pull your eyes away from your shiny new consoles, then you would know that MMOs also deserve your attention, even if they can't say hello to you from across the room or spy underneath your hoodie. This week, EVE Online launched its Rubicon expansion, World of Warcraft turned nine years old, EverQuest Mac's servers went dark permanently, and after a brief delay, Lord of the Rings Online opened the gates for Helm's Deep. Er, opened the gates for you to defend Helm's Deep. That makes more sense.
Read on for a look at the rest of this week's top MMO stories.
|The EQN Landmark founders pack fallout|
|SOE president 'can't wait' to see EverQuest Next on PS4|
|Where does ESO fit in Elder Scrolls history?|
|ZeniMax publishes Elder Scrolls Online interactive map|
|Elder Scrolls Online sends invites for weekend beta test|
|The Elder Scrolls Online devs talk war campaigns, lockpicking, and lore|
|Lightning fizzles in FFXIV|
|Final Fantasy XIV's 2.1 patch coming December 17th|
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
|Warlords of Draenor: Why more diversity will be better for the expansion|
|What's going on with WoW's Karazhan?|
|Warlords of Draenor to make appearance at DreamHack Winter 2013|
|The Battle.net store gets a massive makeover|