MMO Week in Review: WildStar open beta has arrived

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.

WildStar kicked off its open beta this past week, posting a trailer, name reservation details, and its philosophy on the sub model. We celebrated the beta by polling you on your class choice and debating the game's merits in the lead-up to launch. Stay tuned to the Massively Speaking podcast over the next month as we'll have Carbine guests on the show to talk about the game!

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

Elder Scrolls Online's Craglorn zone 'harkens back to old school games'
Elder Scrolls Online console releases delayed six months
The Elder Scrolls Online's interactive map nabs a Craglorn update

Let the Guild Wars 2 season two speculation begin
What Guild Wars 2 got wrong

Other top MMO stories
SOE's Jimmy Whisenhunt on the paranoia and potential of H1Z1
World of Warcraft drops to 7.6 million subscribers
Kotick says Destiny is a '$500 million bet'; beta coming in July
Massively's hands-on with EVE Valkyrie on the Oculus Rift DK2
Ten great MMO time travel adventures
The Stomping Land's dinosaur survival MMO is coming to Steam this month
Rust, H1Z1, and the emerging 'survival MMO' genre
'Summer of SWTOR' plans updated
EVE Online's player monument is the target of vandalism; CCP responds
CCP permabans EVE monument vandals
Oculus wants to build a billion-person MMO
Here's another awesome Black Desert video
RIFT 2.7: Binding of Blood is now live
EVE's plan to remove tutorials and reinvent the new player experience
There's no level cap in Black Desert
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen restarting with volunteer team
Transformers Universe demos its MOTA gameplay

The Stream Team
The Stream Team: Heading to the beach in Landmark
The Stream Team: Accruing more ArcheAge alpha adventures
The Stream Team: Reveling in wanton city destruction in Marvel Heroes

WoW Insider
BlizzCon 2014 general admission tickets are officially sold out
Is Hearthstone pay-to-win?
The Warcraft movie will have 20 months of post-production
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