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MMO Week in Review: Mapserved


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.

Superhero MMO City of Heroes ended its eight-year run this week, having been shut down along with dev house Paragon Studios by NCsoft for what are still not fully understood reasons. Massively celebrated the game's ingenuity and long history with a screenshot and music tribute, a farewell parable edition of A Mild-Mannered Reporter (our regular City of Heroes column), and a livestream of the game's final hour.

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

MMO Week in Review

SOE asks whether your FPS measures up to PlanetSide 2
Opinion: Nope, your FPS can't do what PlanetSide 2 does
Exclusive: Matt Higby reveals account-wide SC unlocks coming to PlanetSide 2
SOE outlaws all PlanetSide 2 mods
Smedley clarifies PlanetSide 2's long-term plans: 'NPCs aren't on the table'

MMO Week in Review
SWTOR livestream Q&A highlights F2P success, BioWare 'listening to feedback'
Exclusive: SWTOR story secrets revealed by Lead Writer Hall Hood
SWTOR Preferred Status players awarded with additional quickbars
Opinion: SWTOR's Section X is not a steaming pile of poodoo

MMO Week in Review
Guild Wars 2 welcomes Wintersday next month
Guild Wars 2 staff tackles the ascended gear controversy head-on
The spotter's guide to Guild Wars 2's Fractals of the Mists

MMO Week in Review
Blizzard snags Project Blackstone domain name
Minecraft creator Notch's 0x10c is aiming at a monthly subscription fee
Yup, you're dead: Massively's hands-on with Wizardry Online
Yoshida: Another 'mistake like FFXIV' could destroy Square
Darkfall Unholy Wars hits Steam Greenlight, debuts shiny new video
Mortal Online is now free-to-play with a video to prove it
Three terrific RIFT player dimensions that have to be seen to be believed
DayZ standalone features new engine, moving to MMO client-server model
How RuneScape's Evolution of Combat changed the game
Concept art and story details leaked for Bungie's Destiny
Opinion: The trinity isn't so bad
Pathfinder Online begins second Kickstarter project
The MMO Report airs its series finale
The Secret World's new PvP: How do you like them Big Apples?
Over 20 minutes of ArcheAge gameplay on display in new vids

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
World of Warcraft Patch 5.1 official patch notes
Ore and herb spawn rates reduced by 50%
No automated PvP queuing for groups greater than five people
Druid blogger Lissanna lowers the boom(kin) on autism research

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