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MMO Roundup: Last week on Massively

Alex Ziebart

Sometimes you'd like to know that there are other MMOs out there, right? It's not all WoW, all the time! Our sister site Massively can provide you with everything you need to know about all of the other MMOs around: past, present and future.
EVE player destroys over $1,000 worth of game time
Word of Warcraft players, imagine you were transporting goods from Stormwind to Booty Bay so you could sell them in the neutral auction house rather than the Alliance auction house. You were ganked en route, but instead of the simple corpse run that we know, everything you had in your bags either dropped for your opponent as spoils of war or were destroyed outright in the fight. Now imagine the goods you had in your bags were legitimately purchased with real money ... over $1,000 worth of real money.
Star Wars: The Old Republic's space combat detailed in PC Gamer
The Old Republic hopefuls were given a little scare when it was rumored that the game's space combat would be a completely on-rails experience. PC Gamer has published details since then assuring gamers that it will be a bit more robust than that, though still not a sandbox experience.
Personality in Guild Wars 2: NPCs will give you pie
Do you like pie? Do you want game NPCs to give you free pie? How about a free jar of bees? (Don't look so surprised; it's an excellent weapon.) It may sound funny, but free goodies from NPCs are all part of the personality system in Guild Wars 2. Build your reputation and win the love of the commonfolk or laugh as they cower in fear.

Ask Massively: Free-to-play edition
Another week, another edition of Ask Massively! This time around, the Massively team tackles a question about the latest trend in MMO gaming: free-to-play games and pay-to-play games making the switch. What do they think? Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?
The Old Republic announces four new playable species
To the elation of fans of Star Wars: The Old Republic, the developers at BioWare announced that the Sith "pure blood" and Miraluka will be playable species for the Sith warrior and Jedi knight classes, respectively. On top of that, the Mirialan species will be available to Force push as Jedi consulars, and the Sith inquisitor can slash his dual-bladed lightsaber as an acrobatic Zabrak. No idea what that means? Pop over to Massively for the explanation.
Massively Speaking episode 110
Massively Speaking is back this week as Shawn and Rubi are joined by SWTOR columnist and all-around Star Wars guru Larry Everett. Discussion includes the Guild Wars 2 level cap, 38 Studios' move to Rhode Island, the end of Exteel and Richard Garriott's recent legal win over NCsoft.

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