The MMO Round-up / April 11

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

The new executive producer for Champions Online delivers the April state of the game with some update details to boot.

NCsoft trademarks City of Heroes 2 and then responds to it by saying they can’t say anything about City of Heroes 2.

Game critic Yahtzee Crowshaw is writing a book based on his MMO experience, who knew.

Turbine launched update 4 for Dungeons & Dragons Online. Full patch notes available here. If that wasn’t enough, they’re also giving away extra xp from April 6 through April 18.

Apparently Dungeon Fighter Online has a crap load of registered users. 197,000,000 of them, eat your heart out World of Warcraft.

Aika announces that it has to block IPs outside of North America as rights to operate the game have only been granted for NA.

Some music was leaked from Final Fantasy XIV as well as some more drippy leaky goodness from Japanese magazines.

Watch your wallets because a billing issue that doubled up subscriptions hit Mythic’s Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online.

No one likes stun mechanics unless you’re of course the one doing the stunning, so the Aion 1.9 updates look to tweak the game’s stun mechanics.

Some legal drama heats up as Alganon founder releases an official statement, the comment flames ignite as people come out of the woodwork.

The Global Agenda is apparently growing as supported by their recent addition of new servers.

Guilds get to participate in various mini-games that forces them to work together in the upcoming Chapter III update for Runes of Magic.

City of Heroes short circuits after a fix to patch up some exploits for the Mission Architect goes live.

Lots of class changes coming in World of Warcraft’s expansion Cataclysm were previewed minus the Paladins, your update isn’t until next week.