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MMO Week in Review: Keep calm and carry on


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.

It's been a brutal week for both the old and the new guard of the MMO genre. World of Warcraft announced losses of over a million subscription players in the last three months, while Star Wars: The Old Republic dipped under a million subs and revealed plans to adopt a hybrid free-to-play model to counter its shrinkage. But don't panic! As analysts point out, WoW has Mists of Pandaria to look forward to, and F2P SWTOR will likely result in "significant profit" for EA, though Forbes predicts doom for Activision.

The rest of our top MMO stories lie beyond the cut.

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