The MMO Round-up / May 9

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

The Warhammer 40,000 MMO doesn’t need no stinkin’ million subscribers, according to THQ.

Asheron’s Call to receive a major graphics overhaul, the results look pretty impressive.

The Korean version of the Aion 2.0 patch notes have been translated and posted for everyone to read.

Here are many screenshots taken from World of Warcraft’s Cataclysm friends and family Alpha. Be warned, there’s plenty of spoiling going on here.

Nexon lined up and purchased the company NDOORS Interactive, makers of Atlantica Online. Who knows why though.

Cryptic is planning on announcing their next MMO this Summer. Your guess of to what that may be is as good as ours, we’re hoping for Champions Trek Online: Warf Edition.

Our eyes will be pleased as we watch this HD EVE Online: Tyrannis trailer.

Eric Flannum over at ArenaNet answers some questions regarding the upcoming Guild Wars 2.

Turbine now offering item lotteries for Dungeons & Dragons Online. It’s a good way to get free stuff, but only if you’re lucky.

Shannon Posniewki talks about content and adventure packs for Champions Online.

Hope you’re ready to explode from cuteness as Aion is looking to add in some adorable pets. Be warned, looking directly at them could hurt.

The Chapter III expansion to Runes of Magic is now set to release on May 18.

EVE Online turned 7 this week and one of the games larger corporations celebrated by holding a lottery.

Speaking of birthdays, Maplestory celebrated its 5th birthday this week.

New Dabo, Klingon and a new diplomacy feature are heading to Star Trek Online.

Database issue with EVE Online causes thousands of items to vanish, players were thoroughly annoyed.

MMO hub is being sued by Games Workshop over the Warhammer Alliance name.

And for the “I can’t believe they did that” story of the week, the MMO Alganon steals its press release from an older Star Wars: The Old Republic press release. Yes folks, it’s almost word for word the same.