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Last Week on Massively: Hello to Firefall and Swordsman; goodbye to Vanguard and Wizardry Online

Alex Ziebart
Alex Ziebart|August 4, 2014 3:00 PM
This post originally appeared on Massively from Editor-in-Chief Brianna Royce. 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 story last week, you've come to the right post.

The MMO world said goodbye to Vanguard and Wizardry Online this week and learned of the impending closure of heavily criticized mobile MMO Ultima Forever. Bringing balance to the universe were shiny new MMOs Swordsman and Firefall, both of which formally launched.

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

My love/hate relationship with Elder Scrolls Online
EU Elder Scrolls megaserver migration scheduled for July 30th

Another WildStar patch approaches
WildStar's Sabotage update is now live

Other top MMO stories
Why MMOs need to give up their dragon addiction
First impressions of SWTOR's Galactic Strongholds expansion
Guild Wars 2 launches part one of The Dragon's Reach today
World of Warcraft adds the Alliance motorcycle after all
Destiny's level cap is sorta 20, but not really
Building an MMO without levels
Star Citizen's latest ship is ready for the races
Square offers a 14-day Final Fantasy XIV trial
ArcheAge's second closed beta event is live
Destiny previews its endgame systems
Combatless MMO Wander releases Gamescom trailer
First impressions of LEGO Minifigures Online
WoW's Warlords of Draenor expansion is making faces at you
Oort Online strives to create a 'universe-sized' sandbox
Star Trek Online's eternal crafting problem
Defiance's Silicon Valley expansion arrives next week
Get the full story of Warcraft in 40 minutes
APB update pwns cheaters and creates quicker matchups
Elite's Beta 1 has begun; here's a new trailer
Neverwinter is coming to Xbox One in 2015

The Stream Team
The Stream Team: A final farewell to Vanguard as it sunsets
The Stream Team: Family MMO night with the Super Hero Squad Online devs
The Stream Team: More heroes in Marvel Heroes

Last Week on Massively: Hello to Firefall and Swordsman; goodbye to Vanguard and Wizardry Online