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MMO Week in Review: WildStar's pre-ESO deluge


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.

WildStar's been busy this week, opening up pre-orders along with a brand-new website and yet another weekend beta test. Massively celebrated with a look at character creation tricks, a hands-on with the game's PvP matches, and a list of reasons to look forward to the game's launch in June.

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


Five essential Elder Scrolls Online addons
New Elder Scrolls Online API changes affect UI mods; devs post an AMA
Elder Scrolls Online's crafting is as easy or complex as you want it to be

The 'aftermath' of Guild Wars 2's Battle for Lion's Arch
Guild Wars 2 dev blog explains critical damage changes
Guild Wars 2 announces 'April 2014 Feature Pack'

ArcheAge Russia punishes 57,955 players; ArcheAge West opens forums, streams
Does Trion realize what it has in ArcheAge?

Final Fantasy XIV releases the first half of patch notes for 2.2
GDC 2014: Final Fantasy XIV's Naoki Yoshida explains what tanked it and what saved it
Final Fantasy XIV shows off crafting and gathering improvements for 2.2
Analyzing the last stretch before patch 2.2 in Final Fantasy XIV

Other top MMO stories
EverQuest Next Landmark is going into closed beta next week
Allods Team and Obsidian unveil Skyforge announcement trailer
What could LotRO's new class be?
Perpetuum is dropping its sub fee on April 2nd
Five more space sims to fill the Star Citizen void
Destiny to use facial motion capture
Blizzard wins court case over patent troll Worlds Inc.
Boatloads of classes are coming to Pathfinder Online
Nosgoth is all right, but that might not be enough
Shadowrun Online heading to Steam Early Access on March 31st
Too many MMOs still lack serious LFG tools
City of Titans to make use of Unreal 4
Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade plans to launch a founder program
PlanetSide 2 players make thousands from Player Studio
GDC 2014: Ubisoft shows off its Divison-powering Snowdrop engine
Diablo III shows off expansion gameplay as the auction house closes

The Stream Team
The Stream Team: EQ Next Landmark's last alpha update

WoW Insider
The math and the money of WoW's level 90 boosts
Warlords of Draenor: New female dwarf images added
Heroes of the Storm glossary

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