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MMO Week in Review: Retro inspiration


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.

EverQuest veteran Brad McQuaid's latest MMO venture, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, launched on Kickstarter this week, making him the latest in a growing line of old-school game developers turning to the crowdfunding platform to make a retro-inspired title. Since the Kickstarter began, the fledgling team has outlined its design philosophy, added new pledge tiers, and revealed the classic Cleric class.

Read on for a look at the rest of this week's top MMO stories. If you help us reach our stretch goal, we'll include some WoW Insider stories too.


Taking Guild Wars 2 job specialization to a new level
Exclusive preview of Guild Wars 2's Origin of Madness release

EQ Next
Landmark producer video teases upcoming updates
EQ Next Landmark 'claims' mechanic livestream liveblog
Smedley expounds on benefits blunder and SOE's philosophy

Slashing Exiles in the WildStar beta
WildStar to reduce character breast size
WildStar's great big sexist elephant in the room

Other top MMO stories
World of Warcraft to award instant level 90 characters with Draenor pre-purchase
ArcheAge's English version in Friends & Family testing
Lord of the Rings Online renews license through 2017
What to do in The Elder Scrolls Online besides PvP
Greg Street is now lead game designer at Riot Games
Launching with a subscription is still a good idea
Bungie really wants you invested in Destiny
Led by mobile and free-to-play, U.S. digital sales see big gains in 2013
Pre-NGE SWG's proper sandbox PvP
Enough with selling alpha tests already!
Hearthstone promises fewer card changes in open beta
World of Warcraft introduces Iron Skyreaver mount
What change do you fear in the future of MMOs?
Online collectible card games that will tap your heart
Take a little look at TERA's newest class
LotRO not working on new dungeons, has no plans to merge servers
Doctor Who: Worlds in Time shutting down
Entering the SWTOR Kuati Drive Yards
Investigating Star Trek Online's Season 8.5 revamped missions
Final Fantasy XIV's Crystal Tower

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
Level 90 boosting is not the end of the World of Warcraft
Warlords of Draenor: Blizzard wants to offer regular new 5-mans
How to get back into WoW after a long break

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