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MMO Week in Review: ArcheAge's buy-to-beta


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, Trion Worlds revealed ArcheAge's glider mechanics, hinted at a June closed beta, and oh yeah, announced that early access for the hybrid free-to-play sandbox is not going to come cheaply. Founder packs run from $49.99 to $149.99 and include perks ranging from gametime to credits to armor. If you can't wait for launch and don't want to fight through Russian servers, that high-end pack is your guaranteed in.

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


The Elder Scrolls Online's Matt Firor posts on the state of the game
The Elder Scrolls Online expounds on Craglorn's 12-man trials
How can bots be so prevalent in a sub game like ESO?
Testing addons in The Elder Scrolls Online

WildStar unveils Warplots DevSpeak
WildStar dev donates LEGO sculpture to Child's Play charity
The Nexus Telegraph: Raiding in WildStar

Other top MMO stories
Eternal Crusade says founders program is not a crowdfunding campaign
Man steals thousands of dollars, spends them on Evony
Change for change's sake in World of Warcraft
Here are a couple of Black Desert beta reviews
John Smedley discusses H1Z1 monetization
Do you need to spend money to enjoy Marvel Heroes?
Neverwinter will make players choose between mercenaries
New Final Fantasy XIV producer's letter talks China and 2.25
SWTOR's Galactic Strongholds early access delayed for more features
Black Desert's extreme character creation profiled in video
Star Trek Online launches Season 9: A New Accord
This dude unlocked all 2,057 WoW achievements
Guild Wars 2's post-feature pack experience
Destiny digs in for the final pre-launch stretch
Phantasy Star Online 2's beta ends in Southeast Asia
Here's a breathtaking Black Desert fly-through trailer

The Stream Team
The Stream Team: Teaming up in Marvel Heroes
The Stream Team: Curbing kleptomania in The Elder Scrolls Online
The Stream Team: Touring Landmark's landmarks
The Stream Team: Snagging your first mount in ArcheAge

WoW Insider
WoW Archivist: The Martin Fury incident
WoW Moviewatch: How to Win at auction houses
Bashiok on the lack of flight in Warlords of Draenor
Fiery mechanical steed teased by Blizzard
Finding beauty in WoW's abandoned places
Garrisons and their role in Warlords of Draenor
How to go to BlizzCon 2014

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