This week, the Massively staff has been utterly preoccupied with Star Wars: The Old Republic, but hey, an MMO launch this big (one million and counting!) doesn't happen often. Enjoy it! Savor it! Swing a glowstick! We've been scoping out SWTOR's queues, hype, more queues, forums, security, guilds, still more queues, launch secrets, and freeze mobs (what?).
If you're sick of SWTOR, just imagine: BioWare could have made A Game of Thrones Online instead, and you'd be sick of that.
Enjoy the rest of this week's top MMO stories beyond the break.
Trion Worlds customer database hacked, 'no evidence' credit card info stolen
RIFT's Trion becomes the latest MMO company to suffer hacks.
Exclusive interview with Guild Wars 2 designer Eric Flannum
We chatted with ArenaNet about Mesmers and more.
Marvel announces official MMO title: Marvel Heroes
Marvel Universe Online gets rebranded.
Previewing the nuts and bolts of MechWarrior Online
Beau got the scoop on the incoming MechWarrior title.
EVE Online senior producer stepping down
CCP Zulu hands over the reins of EVE Online.
Closed beta sign-ups begin for DUST 514
EVE players will get the jump on DUST's closed beta.
Massively Exclusive: World of Warplanes producer talks mechanics
Wargaming.net chats about its upcoming warplanes MMO.
Star Wars Galaxies bequeaths a memory book to fans
SOE says goodbye to SWG gracefully.
Behind the Mask: The Force Unleashed
Patrick investigates Champions Online's Jedi-inspired Unleashed archetype.
SOE accepting PlanetSide 2 beta signups
No date for closed beta has been announced, however.
Wings Over Atreia: Free 2 pain
MJ isn't too impressed with Aion's impending European F2P conversion
SOE's John Smedley expresses regrets over SWG mishaps
Smed regrets launching SWG without space.