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MMO Week in Review: BlizzCon 2013 roundup


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.

Massively may skew toward ex-World of Warcraft players, but whether you're a hater or a veteran, your gamer eyes were undoubtedly glued to BlizzCon this weekend. Blizzard announced a new expansion for World of Warcraft, complete with time-traveling orcs, housing, and nostalgia for expansions past; we also got our hands on new MOBA Heroes of the Storm and stole a few glances at Hearthstone and Diablo III, with plenty more to come this week as we unpack the con. In the meantime, we've rounded up all the best of Massively's and WoW Insider's BlizzCon coverage for you, so read on!


World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor revealed
Massively's BlizzCon 2013 liveblog: Opening ceremony and WoW presentation
Nope, World of Warcraft still isn't going F2P
World of Warcraft sheds another 100,000 subscriptions
Warlords of Draenor panels dish out details on raiding, garrisons, and more
Moving into Warlords of Draenor's garrisons
Everything we know about Garrisons
The new level 100 talents for all classes and specs
Updates on the level 90-100 questing experience
New character models in "Warlords of Draenor"
Inventory improvements in Warlords of Draenor
Instant level 90 with Warlords of Draenor
Major raid changes coming in Warlords of Draenor
Warlords of Draenor: New world PvP zone
WoW Insider's hands-on with Warlords of Draenor
BlWoW Insider's Open Q&A Liveblog
Ghostcrawler's infamous Systems Panel liveblog
Huge changes coming to WoW itemization
Warcraft movie panel liveblog
Know Your Lore: The warlords of Draenor
Are you excited for Warlords of Draenor?

Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone betas, platforms detailed
Heroes of the Storm: WoW Insider's Deep Dive live blog
Heroes of the Storm shows off its first key artwork pre-BlizzCon
Reaper of Souls preview panel
Diablo Lore and Story Q&A
Diablo III's adventure mode, avenger kills detailed
Diablo III introduces you to the Reaper of Souls monster mob

Other top MMO stories
Exclusive: Star Trek Online's Season 8 launch trailer
Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.1 on the endgame
EverQuest Next's Georgeson teases cryptic tweet
Unfortunate capsuleer learns not to move EVE Online PLEX in starter ships
Community puzzles out first Wildstar vehicle: Hoverboards
RIFT sees a player surge thanks to Steam
Pathfinder's Q3 milestone video now viewable
DDO Update 20: The past lives of robots and vampires
RIFT launches update 2.5, Song of Dreams
DotA 2 pink war dog courier sells for $38,000
Square's financial outlook improves thanks to FFXIV
Jane Austen MMO looks for funds and decorum
State of Decay comes to the PC courtesy of Steam
SWTOR Marauders will suck; Operatives will not
Cultivating positive growth in Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2's Nightmares Within release takes toxic cleanup seriously
The Elder Scrolls Online answers questions about character creation
City of Titans wraps up Kickstarter project with over $675,000
LotRO drops Helm's Deep NDA
EQN Landmark video dev diary talks tools, materials

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