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MMO Week in Review: Expansion or riot

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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.

You gotta love a week with tons of huge MMO news! Guild Wars 2 avoided a riot by announcing its first expansion, The Elder Scrolls Online revealed it's going buy-to-play ahead of its June console launch, and Star Citizen declared that its persistent MMO portion will roll out to testers this year. Meanwhile, PAX South has wrapped up; here's a look at what we've published so far:
PAX South 2015: O'Brien and Johanson on Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns
PAX South 2015: Garriott and Long talk Shroud of the Avatar
PAX South 2015: Camelot Unchained's proactive community management
PAX South 2015: Hangin' with Frontier, playin' Elite on the Oculus Rift
PAX South 2015: SWTOR reveals its plans for this year
PAX South 2015: Notes from a Star Citizen town hall
PAX South 2015: Slaying giants in Motiga's Gigantic
PAX South 2015: The Untitled Game is whatever you want it to be
PAX South 2015: The Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns experience
Read on for the rest of this week's top MMO stories.



ESO

Elder Scrolls Online to nuke subs ahead of June 9th console launch
Here's a 23-minute Elder Scrolls Online 'supercut' CG trailer
Analyzing Elder Scrolls Online's B2P model
Hungry? Elder Scrolls Online is revamping provisioning

GW2
PAX South 2015: Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns is an expansion
PAX South 2015: O'Brien and Johanson on Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns
PAX South 2015: The Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns experience
PAX South 2015: Jennifer Hale will host Guild Wars 2 panel, herald 75% off sale

Other top MMO stories
Star Citizen's persistent universe alpha scheduled for 2015, launch in 2016
The MMOs we lost in 2014
Raph Koster is collaborating on Crowfall
A primer for Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.5
Five reasons to support EQ Next and Landmark
ArcheAge patches in Divine Gifts and land expansion certs today
World of Warcraft player hits 100th level 100
Neverwinter: Elemental Evil bringing the Paladin, higher level cap
Here's a trailer from that Borderlands thing you'll never play
SWTOR Q&A mentions 12x, soloable flashpoints
APB: Reloaded coming to PS4 and Xbox One in Q2 2015
Guild Wars 2 player redesigns ANet's UI
Crowfall creative director: Game is not for everyone
Albion's alpha trailer highlights a whole bunch of new stuff
Wings Over Atreia: Aion entices returning players, removes reviled manastone mechanic
Blizzard has begun selling Heroes of the Storm Founder's Packs
H1Z1 is going 'nuclear' on hackers
Rooting through Guild Wars 2's Point of no Return
Das Tal boasts that it will 'do things better' than ArcheAge
Check out Black Desert's renamed Tamer class in quick combat trailer

The Stream Team
The Stream Team: Analyzing ArcheAge's latest update
The Stream Team: Peeking into H1Z1's PvE server
The Stream Team: Landmark beginner tutorial on building with starter templates

WoW Insider
Official WoW patch 6.1 PTR patch notes
Try these 100 weapon transmogs for a new look in WoW
WoW's Blackrock Foundry raid preview

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