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MMO Week in Review: Farewell, EQ Mac; hello, EQ Next


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.

SOE has been promoting EverQuest Next and the Landmark toolset in a flurry of community debates, producer's letters, and screenshots in the lead up to its beta signup announcement this week, but the reveals have been soured by news that EverQuest Mac and Magic: The Gathering - Tactics will be shut down next month and next March, respectively. EQ Mac had survived one death sentence already thanks to a last-minute stay of execution, but that was before August's round of layoffs at the studio.

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


Guild Wars 2 will add the Edge of the Mists to World vs. World
How to win friends and influence Guild Wars 2's development
Guild Wars 2 launches its Blood and Madness update
Get a taste of Guild Wars 2's Blood and Madness update in a new teaser video

Selling your wares in The Elder Scrolls Online
ESO interview dives deep into combat, rare weapons, and arenas

Don't expect SWTOR space PvE any time soon
Curbing expectations for SWTOR Galactic Starfighter

Straight on down the line of Final Fantasy XIV's endgame
Final Fantasy XIV promises 'fairly substantial' first update
Final Fantasy XIV gets ready for a haunted All Saints' Wake (and PvP)

Other top MMO stories
Rumor: PSO2 may not be heading to the West, despite being 'fully localized'
A foundation for future growth: Examining LotRO's class restructuring
Yep, Star Citizen's still raking in the money
Blizzard wins its case to shut down World of Warcraft bots
Ranking LotRO's expansions
APB Reloaded survives GTA V, engine upgrade coming
Black Desert beta vids show questing, fishing, cinematics, and more
BlizzCon 2013 schedule is now online
Blizzard All-Stars is now Heroes of the Storm
League of Legends aims for harmony with new Team Builder feature
NCsoft announces Valiance, Lineage II's next expansion
Player loots over $30K from a single kill on Planet Calypso
RIFT servers to merge next week
Hacker reveals League of Legends collectible card game
City of Titans team discusses following and evolving from City of Heroes
The Nexus Telegraph: WildStar reveals; we analyze
What I wish I had known when I started TSW
Activision Blizzard now free from Vivendi

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
Guide to WoW's Hallow's End 2013
Blizzard announces 2013 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest
World of Warcraft's base package now includes Cataclysm

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