MMO Week in Review: QueueAge

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MMO Week in Review: QueueAge
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.

Let's not sugarcoat this: A startling number of gamers are willing to wait in some ridiculously long lines to fling sand in the ArcheAge sandbox. This week, ArcheAge's launch woes were inescapable as Trion struggled to add waves of new servers and deal with the fallout of queues and character creation embargoes that have kept both paying and freemium players from logging in, let alone claiming land.

Massively's Jef Reahard chronicled his first six days in the game:
Massively's ArcheAge launch diary: Day one - Introduction
Massively's ArcheAge launch diary: Day two - Classes, skills, and combat
Massively's ArcheAge launch diary: Day three - PvE, quests, and story
Massively's ArcheAge launch diary: Day four - Trade runs, sea beasts, and pirates
Massively's ArcheAge launch diary: Day five - Random knowledge
Massively's ArcheAge launch diary: Day six - Pay-to-win and the early verdict

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

Other top MMO stories
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Why I'm a fan of Guild Wars 2's new player experience
Final Fantasy XIV introduces personal housing (badly) with patch 2.38
WildStar's housing gets huge with Drop 3
This EVE LEGO ship will rock you like a hurricane
Elder Scrolls ups VR cap, adds upper Craglorn and more
This video reveals part of SWTOR's new expansion
The Elder Scrolls Online pushes players to Upper Craglorn in Update 4
World of Warcraft's next Lord of War is Kilrogg Deadeye
Lessons from the history of MMO housing
World of Warcraft addresses upgrading to the Warlords of Draenor CE
New burner missions scrap nearly 20,000 EVE Online ships, CCP happy with results
World of Warcraft bumps up graphical settings
A look at Star Trek Online's history with lead designer Al Rivera
Forumgoers speculate on the name of SWTOR's next expansion
On the twilight of Final Fantasy XIV's story
Exploring exploration via Elite: Dangerous
World of Warcraft reclaiming abandoned names for Warlords of Draenor
Raptr shows MMOs and MOBAs dominating the top 20 in August
Hearthstone boasts 20 million registered players
Destiny unlocks its first raid and goes on sale

The Stream Team
The Stream Team: Anchors away in ArcheAge!
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The Stream Team: Wandering through Wakfu on Steam
The Stream Team: Solving new Sidestories in The Secret World
The Stream Team: New is new in Guild Wars 2
The Stream Team: Win a Settler's Pack while touring Landmark
The Stream Team: Black market dealings in Elite: Dangerous
The Stream Team: Exploring ArcheAge with devs
The Stream Team: A first look at Albion Online's alpha event

WoW Insider
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Warlords of Draenor Beta: Legend of Pandaria title introduced
WoW's legendary cloak quest line to be removed, buff extended
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