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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.
"You shall not pay!" declares Gandalf the White
Lord of the Rings Online recently switched to a free-to-play model and has kicked its advertising campaign into overdrive. This brilliant ad puts a fun twist on Gandalf's most iconic line of dialogue. Does this make gamer nerds Balrogs? If you're intended to try the game now that it's free, don't miss Massively's comprehensive LotRO launch guide.
SWTOR announces Han Solo's future home as a playable planet
Corellia, the primary planet of the Five Brothers in the Corellian system, has recently been announced as the next planet for you to explore in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Who doesn't know Han Solo? This famous smuggler will be born on this pivotal planet in some 3,500 years after the in events in SWTOR, but that does not stop this luscious world from being an important spot in The Old Republic.
Final Fantasy XIV's open beta has an announced conclusion
The Final Fantasy XIV open beta hasn't been open long, and it won't be open much longer. The open beta testing phase is set to close on Sept. 19, so if you haven't tried it out yet, you're running out of time.

Selena Gomez is Wizard101's new damsel in distress
She plays a fledgling spellcaster in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place, but soon Selena Gomez will be taking it to the next level. KingsIsle just announced that Gomez will be coming to the magical world of Wizard101 as a princess in distress who needs a bit of saving.
Your questions answered by SWTOR's Blaine Christine
Massively recently requested that its readers leave questions for TOR's developers. At PAX, Blaine Christine was the lucky developer to field the myriad of reader questions, ranging from endgame to crafting and things in between.
CCP and deviantART looking for EVE starship designers
Think you've got what it takes to design a starship? CCP Games and deviantART are giving you the opportunity to prove it with their new Create A Starship Contest for EVE Online. From now through Oct. 13, artists can submit their drawings for a chance to win some pretty significant prizes. Head over to Massively for details.

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