To the surprise of absolutely no one, BioWare continued grinding the Star Wars: The Old Republic hype machine this week, starting with a massive ramp-up of beta invitations to players in the U.S. and across the pond. We also got a refreshed look at companions and a new Jedi vs. Bounty Hunter video, and BioWare's dynamic doctor duo reiterated its independence from Electronic Arts.
Check out this week's other top MMO stories behind the break.
Leaderboard: Subscriptions vs. free-to-play
We launched our brand-new community polling feature.
RIFT has the 'most dynamic gameplay ever' and is a 'serious competitor' for WoW
So says Trion's CEO Lars Buttler.
Ten things to do in Star Wars Galaxies before it's gone
We highlighted the coolest game mechanics the doomed SWG has to offer.
Enter at Your Own Rift: Tidbits from 1.5
Karen dived in to RIFT's 1.5 Update.
Preparing for the apocalypse (again): GamersFirst on Fallen Earth's F2P shift
Justin interviewed the team about next week's F2P rollout.
CCP Games CEO issues letter of apology to EVE Online players
EVE's creators attempted to make amends for the recent PR fiasco.
Cryptic's Neverwinter to be a 'full-fledged MMO'
Cryptic announced that Neverwinter would be changing course.
The Perfect Ten: Excuses for ditching a dungeon run
We list the best ways to abandon your MMO teammates.
The Game Archaeologist answers Asheron's Call 2: The highlights
Justin reminisced about the late great AC2.