The MMO Round-up / March 21

The MMO Round-up captures the genre’s most notable happenings of the week in easy to consume, bite-sized portions.

Bill Roper has been released from his role as Executive Producer on Champions Online. Shannon “Poz” Posniewski takes over the position and has some nice changes in store for players.

Need for Speed World might be large, but at least you don’t have to walk. And there’s a beta and a pretty trailer to go with it.

This week’s state of the game address for Dungeons & Dragons Online brings a nice long laundry list of things to come.

While certainly no World of Warcraft killer, EA/BioWare expects to wrangle in around 2 million players for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Not too shabby indeed.

Pegasus’, horses and ponies, oh my! Free Realms adds in a few new mount types, for the light hearted child in all of us.

Who cares what Valve does with its games, Nexon MMOs are not coming to the Mac or console platforms any time soon. Steve Jobs quietly sheds a tear.

Lifetime subscribers to Champions Online get a hardy pat on the back as well as some very desirable perks. Best $199.99 spent, ever.

Age of Conan’s Shrines of Bori update is on the fast track to release. Sharpen your blades my friends, it will be here sooner than you may think.

Space is all the craze recently in MMOs and Black Prophecy is no exception. Just check out the new trailer released this week.

Like to make a difference in the world? Well why not help CCP develop EVE Online update Tyrannis on their test servers.

I’m on a boat! Free Realms takes its adventuring to the high seas, matey.

The MMORTS Heroes of Gaia takes 1 million players. Got to love the free-to-play business model.

EVE Online trailer for the Tyrannis expansion spills the beans on the release date. It’s May 18 if you were wondering.

Easter egg hunts are fun, or so we think. Apparently Final Fantasy XI thinks they are too.

BioWare, yes, BioWare talks Warhammer Online and future expansions. Whoa.

Interested in Champions Online but you want to buy it before you try it? We don’t blame you, so jump into the free weekend event starting March 26.