The MMO Round-Up / June 13

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

Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life, are laying off staff and shutting down their Singapore office.

Enough people to fill a professional sports stadium, EVE Online breaches 60,000 simultaneous users online.

Jumpgate Evolution Executive Producer Lance Robertson talks about the game’s current state.

Fallen Earth’s 1.5 patch went live this week, the wasteland awaits.

Some PvP changes are coming to Age of Conan. Don’t worry though, heads will still roll.

The team working on Runes of Magic never rest and this week announced a new pet system that’s in the works.

Oh no, server merges heading toward Vanguard. Insert obligatory “That’s never a good thing,” comment here.

The ever-growing MMO market got a couple new members this week including: Mortal Online and Dungeon Fighters Online as they both launched.

ArenaNet revealed details on the Warrior class and character traits for Guild Wars 2.

Finally an MMO we can all get into, SpongBob SquarePants is getting made into an MMO. Bikini Bottom here we come!

A lifetime subscription is now available for Mytheon Online, get em’ while they’re still hot.

Want to see a character creation video from Final Fantasy XIV?

Jumpgate Evolution revealed the playable faction Octavius this week.

Sorry Australia, apparently APB is just too much for you to handle. APB got denied for an Australian release.

If you’re interested in the story behind Nexon’s next game Vindictus then this video is for you.

Dungeons & Dragons Online VIP members are getting double bonus Turbine points through Aug 10.

Lets go over some World of Warcraft: Cataclysm changes, shall we? Path of the Titans is gone and now replaced with an overhaul to the glyph system, the guild leveling that is coming has been completely revamped and now you’ll be able to split your 25-man raid lockout into two 10-man raid lockouts.

Because we simply have not seen enough of TERA in the past few weeks, here’s the trailer for E3.

EVE Online player and fan starts Project Athena which sets out to create manuals for all the game’s ships.