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MMO Week in Review: The sustainability of the Elder Scrolls Online


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.

This week, gamers, bloggers, and developers clashed over The Elder Scrolls Online's viability, homing in on the sustainability of its proposed business model, the effectiveness of its marketing reach, and the appeal of its gameplay for traditional MMORPG gamers. Meanwhile, the game spent the weekend in another round of closed beta, revealed the perks of becoming Emperor of Tamriel, and became the focus for some meaty combat analysis.

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


Why Guild Wars 2 needs housing
ArenaNet hints at next GW2 update with meatspace metronome
Catch up on Guild Wars 2's first act with a new video and developer blog

EQ Next
SOE considering an one-subscription-covers-all plan for $14.99 a month
SOE cancels previous subscription changes, rolls out a bigger all-access pass
Smedley is on a 'personal mission' to explain SOE's business decisions
EverQuest Next Landmark shows off advanced building tools

Other top MMO stories
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Star Wars: The Old Republic predictions for 2014
Five reasons Star Citizen isn't a dedicated PvP game
2013 in review for superhero MMOs
Future classes and jobs for Final Fantasy XIV
Microsoft's 'very strange view' of F2P keeping War Thunder off Xbox One
League of Angels is now live
Study shows intense gaming can cause changes in real-life perception
Designing your MMO dev dream team
The confused state of Firefall's first few hours
DayZ won't be released in 2014
Rumor: Ubisoft employee says The Division's 2014 release date 'feels laughable'
Examining the Cassians of WildStar
World of Warcraft updates its realm connection timetable
A 2014 wish list for Lord of the Rings Online
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expected to offer pre-downloading in January

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
Yes, you can play World of Warcraft on a MIDI keyboard
New WoW PvP season planned before Warlords of Draenor
Warlords of Draenor: More information on player CC removal
How to PvP in World of Warcraft
Draenei and blood elf models now on list of planned expansion updates

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