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MMO Week in Review: Quarterly financials


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.

Every three months, we gawk at the revealed financial health of various gaming companies, collectively cheering and jeering and sometimes both. This week, we fixated on NCsoft's mixed fortunes, Star Wars: The Old Republic's vindicating free-to-play success, and World of Warcraft's 1.3 million subscriber losses.

Blizzard was further vexed this week by a duping bug that saw the Diablo III auction house taken offline for several days before its restoration sans rollback.

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


Thoughts about Guild Wars 2's living story
Guild Wars 2's The Secret of Southsun adds minigame, WvW traps
Guild Wars 2's living story takes us back to Southsun Cove
Look behind the living world in Guild Wars 2

BioWare dates SWTOR's Game Update 2.1 and 2.2
Free-to-play model more than doubled the revenue of SWTOR
Collect all the things in Star Wars: The Old Republic's 2.1 patch
Star Wars: The Old Republic unveils dye module preview video
Massively's SWTOR F2P experiment: Group leveling edition

The latest WildStar video is all about smooth moves
Massively Exclusive: How WildStar has the power to move you
What the Luminai mean for WildStar content and lore

Neverwinter counters Foundry exploit by nerfing XP rate
Neverwinter teases module 1 update

Other top MMO stories
Ten MMOs that died in development hell
World of Darkness is 'years away' from launch
Black Gold Online features 300 square kilometers to explore
Stepping into the world of The Elder Scrolls Online
Get some Defiance DLC with a side of free updates
Defiance has been renewed for a second season
Final Fantasy XIV beta phase 1 and 2: Gathering
Project Tank tanked by World of Tanks
Marvel Heroes offers one final open beta weekend and Thor trailer
See RuneScape 3 revealed to the world
Nine reasons for nine years of City of Heroes
Introducing HEX, the MMOTCG by Cryptozoic
Star Citizen's lifetime insurance clarified
City of Steam opens up beta to all on May 10th
Editorial: Your MMO is going to die, and that's OK
Playing with Legacy of Romulus characters in Star Trek Online
DUST 514's Uprising update is now live
First Impressions of Forge
LotRO Update 11 brings five new areas on May 13
EVE Online smashes PCU record during anniversary celebrations

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
The false memory of WoW's difficult past
Eight ways to stay in touch with all your old WoW friends
No talent overhaul likely for World of Warcraft
Newbie's guide to weapons in World of Warcraft

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