Star Wars: The Old Republic continued to dominate Massively's headlines this week. We were kept on the edge of our seats at the latest zombie-related patch drama, PR videos, cosmetic pets, ability delay tweaks, and subscription bugs, nevermind the prophecies of analysts whose predictions and estimations of TOR's costs sent EA's stock on a rollercoaster ride over the week. And to those of you visiting a galaxy far, far away from Azeroth, we presented our definitive guide to SWTOR for World of Warcraft players.
Enjoy the rest of this week's top MMO stories past the cut.
LotRO reverses policy, plans to sell PvE stat gear through the store
Is this the beginning of pay to win for LotRO?
Blizzard continuing to make big mechanical changes to Diablo III
The latest in the Diablo line isn't quite done cooking.
Turbine makes 'biggest announcement since free-to-play' for DDO
Dungeons and Dragons Online will get its first expansion ever.
RIFT revenues reached $100 million in 2011, Trion secures new funding
Despite the naysaying, RIFT seems to be doing just fine.
Turbine: LotRO cash shop stat armor 'creates solutions for players'
Turbine argues that players asked to be sold statted armor.
RIFT's 1.7 patch filled with content, coming soon
Trion announces that Carnival of the Ascended is en route.
Flameseeker Chronicles: Efficient Hall of Monuments progress
Rubi's tips and tricks for powering through your Guild Wars HoM.
New TERA video features Castanic race
TERA shows off the Castanics in its lead up to launch.
The Soapbox: On MMO negativity
Jef argues that criticism is essential for the genre.
Namco executive: F2P titles 'can't be high quality'
Olivier Comte believes that cheap games hurt the industry.
Pathfinder Online takes a look at death
What happens when your character dies?
Diablo III senior producer leaves Blizzard
Steve Parker moves on but has nice things to say about D3.
The Road to Mordor: Convenience, not advantage
Justin discusses LotRO's new for-sale statted armor.