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Week in Review: CCP rides the emotional roller coaster

Jef Reahard

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.

CCP and its supporters took a roller coaster ride this week, from the high of EVE Online's Kronos expansion release to the low of the company's latest brush with layoffs. As if that wasn't enough, a former World of Darkness dev spilled his guts to The Guardian, calling into question CCP's executive decision-making as well as the company's ability to make a successful title after EVE.

Oh yeah, and WildStar launched.

Click past the cut for the rest of this week's top MMO stories.


WildStar's Gaffney: 'Achievement is the love of watching bars grow, that's our industry'
The Nexus Telegraph: WildStar's headstart (launch) is here!
WildStar launches with new trailer, patch, and free realm transfers
Massively's WildStar launch day roundup

Flameseeker Chronicles: The strange case of Guild Wars 2's reward system
Guild Wars 2 introduces DVR-like functionality to the Living World

Star Citizen
Star Citizen's Arena Commander is live
Star Citizen's monthly report, AC tutorial vid released
Star Citizen tops $45 million, releases Freelancer commercial

Funcom planning to launch TSW's Tokyo this Wednesday
Chaos Theory: Touring Tokyo with TSW's Joel Bylos
Issue 9 of The Secret World is live

Other top MMO stories
EVE Online: Kronos goes live
CCP lays off 49 at Reykjavik office [Updated]
EVE Evolved: Growing the EVE Universe
World of Darkness apparently reached alpha three different times
Check out Wurm Online's new trailer
Take a tour of Star Wars: The Old Republic's Coruscant Skyrise
Defiance goes free-to-play
Elder Scrolls Online begins testing Update 2
Skyforge's world trailer sure is pretty
Final Fantasy XIV updates with sightseeing, weapons, and poses

The Stream Team
The Stream Team: Celebrating Marvel Heroes' anniversary with a dev and gifts
The Stream Team: Seeking and destroying in ArcheAge's alpha
The Stream Team: Where the WildStar veggies are
The Stream Team: Time for Tokyo in The Secret World
The Stream Team: Checking out Shards Online with Citadel's Derek Brinkmann

WoW Insider
Warlords of Draenor alpha invitations being distributed
Warlords of Draenor inventory UI updates
Fishing in Warlords of Draenor
Warlords of Draenor introduces vignette encounters

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