MMO Week in Review: New shinies

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February is not known for being a huge MMO news month, but 2014 is all about writing new rules for the genre. This week, The Elder Scrolls Online granted a massive press NDA lift, provoking an influx of impressions and guides for the earliest stages of the game. EverQuest Next Landmark survived its first week in open alpha, and both Guild Wars 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic posted game updates in an attempt to distract everyone from the new shinies.

All this and more await you in today's roundup of Massively's top MMO content. Read on!

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Previewing The Elder Scrolls Online: Massively goes to Tamriel
The Elder Scrolls Online beta is absolutely nothing special
A guide to character creation in The Elder Scrolls Online
A guide to skill progression in The Elder Scrolls Online
What do The Elder Scrolls Online's racial abilities mean for endgame?
Starting out in The Elder Scrolls Online: Coldharbour and Stros M'Kai
Starting out in The Elder Scrolls Online: Bleakrock Isle and Khenarthi's Roost
Story and character in The Elder Scrolls Online

EQ Next
EQN Landmark alpha 101
Our first two hours in EQN Landmark
Georgeson on Landmark's crafting specializations, NDA, and roadmap
Georgeson on the state of Landmark's alpha
What EverQuest Next Landmark means to guilds
The Stream Team: Checking out claims in EQN Landmark
The Stream Team: Get a glimpse of EQN Landmark's alpha

WildStar
A look at WildStar's crafting mechanics
WildStar's greatest opponent is WildStar
The Stream Team: Questing in the cold in WildStar

GW2
Guild Wars 2's Edge of the Mists content release goes live today
Living on the Edge (of the Mists) in Guild Wars 2

SWTOR
The official launch of SWTOR's second expansion
SWTOR lays out 2014 roadmap including two digital expansions

Other top MMO stories
Massively Rewind: EQN Landmark's alpha, SWTOR's new content, and Smedley's tease
World of Warcraft subs increase to 7.8 million
Mythic devs form new studio, take over DAoC and Ultima Online
Here's Albion being played in real time across five different devices
Destiny beta is incoming for summer; Activision predicts big successes
EVE Online graph shows connection between production and destruction
Champions Online gears up for a rampage
Why we play Neverwinter
RIFT announces Dream Weaver patch date, introduces new Budgie mounts
Elite: Dangerous moves into multiplayer alpha
EVE: Valkyrie to be co-published by Oculus
What would the world look like without World of Warcraft?
SOE's Higby on bringing PlanetSide 2 to the PS4
Nether adds crafting, creature mode, and tribes
Smedley hints at supposed game for Star Wars Galaxies lovers (yet again)

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
What surprises are left for Warlords of Draenor?
Warlords of Draenor: Is there already an internal alpha?
Making your WoW garrison feel like home
Patch 5.4.7 arrival imminent as season 14 end is announced
The Death Knight archetype in non-WoW games
The Blizzard store re-opens

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