MMO Week in Review: One last WAAAGH!

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.

This week, Warhammer Online formally closed its doors, making official a studio-inflicted death destined for years and deeply disappointing returning fans. Happy Christmas to you from EA! At least December is a happy time in many other MMOs; expect snow, elves, pine trees, Santas, and all sorts of winter festivities crammed into online fantasy/sci-fi worlds where they don't belong.

Read on for a look at the rest of this week's top MMO stories and have a safe and game-filled holiday.

EQ Next
EverQuest Next Landmark alpha coming 'last half of January'
EQN Landmark video talks procedural content, visits Everfrost
EverQuest Next Landmark shows off its first building blocks
EverQuest Next will feature a longer day/night cycle

ESO
Marketing, modeling, and modding the Elder Scrolls Online
Elder Scrolls dev blog on creating PvP keeps
Elder Scrolls Online shows concept art of the emperor's armor

SWTOR
SWTOR on its second anniversary: Winning an uphill battle
The SWTOR year-end report on PvP
Here's the skinny on SWTOR's Life Day seasonal event

Star Citizen
Star Citizen's Roberts talks dogfighting module, Elite alpha, and more
Star Citizen delays dogfighting module release
Massively's Star Citizen livestream liveblog

FFXIV
Final Fantasy XIV's great housing fiasco
Final Fantasy XIV executive producer defends expensive housing costs
A week of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.1

Other top MMO stories
Massively's Best of 2013 Awards
Massively's 2014 MMO predictions
The Division will be optimized for PC, not a port
We will control Guild Wars 2's horizontal and the vertical
Rhode Island governor calls Project Copernicus 'a lot of junk'
Mark Kern removed as CEO of Red 5 Studios
DayZ standalone releases alpha on Steam
Hands-on with Albion Online's alpha
Trove will rejuvenate MMO worlds by blowing them up
MechWarrior Online's Bullock on golden mechs and future content
Disney announces Star Wars: Attack Squadrons
DayZ moves 172,000 copies in first 24 hours of early access
Colbert cracks ancient Second Life joke, picks on NSA
What's the worst MMO design decision of all time?
Fight for evil in Inferno Legend's open beta
Guild Wars 2 players pledge oath to game in video
About WildStar's beta

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
Ten things to do in World of Warcraft once you hit level 90
WoW US connected realms update for December 19th
HearthStone open beta delayed, closed beta invites sent out
Preview the Warlords of Draenor soundtrack

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