Oh, George Lucas. Did you know in 1977 that a game based on your silly space opera napkin-scratch was going to take over our blog so handily in the here and now?
Consider our end of beta impressions, the pre-load anticipation, the two-million served number, the Inquisitor vid, the Walmart fiasco, and some cheerful rivalry -- your pageviews and comments tell us just how huge Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to be.
Check out this week's other top MMO stories behind the break. Yes, there are other games!
EverQuest II delays expansion launch overnight
EQII's Age of Discovery expansion didn't quite go off with out a hitch.
First Impressions: A second look at APB on launch day
We take another gander at the newly relaunched All Points Bulletin: Reloaded.
Hi-Rez releases new Tribes: Ascend gameplay trailer
The MMOFPS tries to distinguish itself from other shooters.
TERA producer confident that game offers something new
TERA devs agree that cloning popular MMOs isn't viable.
Blizzard's Battle.net Balance boasts big business
A new microtransaction system is headed to Blizzard's gaming conglom.
The casual revolution in RIFT, Get into a RIFT Instant Adventure faster than watching this promo video
Karen discussed how RIFT hits casual notes -- and doesn't.
Waaaghon Ho!: Warhammer Online merging servers following free transfers
Warhammer Online merges down its servers -- again.
Some Assembly Required: SWG housing extravaganza
MJ highlighted the housing system of the doomed Star Wars Galaxies.
Diablo III game designers talk Inferno difficulty and twinking
Would you twink your toons if the game allowed for it?
Goblinworks CEO: 'There's a whole new way to make MMOs affordably'
The Pathfinder Online devs think games should be built small to grow big.
World of Warcraft's holiday sale includes $10 sparkleponies
Cheap sparkleponies and WoW boxes for all!
Choose My Adventure: Lineage II by a landslide
Jeremy will soon be diving into newly F2P Lineage II -- by your orders.
The Soapbox: It's a game, but not just that
Eliot argued that games are more than just games.
Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars' elite areas -- The Fissure of Woe
Rubi offered a guide to classic Guild Wars' iconic endgame zone.