The MMO Round-Up / Aug 15

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

Star Wars: The Old Republic gave details on the game’s space combat in the latest from PC Gamer Mag.

Jagex released a teaser trailer for their latest MMO project Stellar Dawn.

Realtime Worlds drops some positions but remains “focused” on APB.

And another one is gone. Playdom makes plans to shut down Spellborn in September.

The next expansion to Aion called Assault on Balaurea is set to hit public test servers very soon.

Rumor has it that Atari is very close to announcing their Neverwinter Nights MMO.

SOE dates Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures for Sept 15.

Cryptic talks about user-generated content and improvements coming to Star Trek Online.

The next expansion for Everquest II has been officially announced and it’s called Destiny of Velious.

Alganon Online adds itself to the list of fee-to-play MMOs as it made the switch this past Friday.

The Chapter III update to Runes of Magic raises the level cap to 60 and adds in marriages.

Paragon Studios are gearing up for the impending release the Issue 18: Shades of Gray update to City of Heroes.

Nexon’s Vindictus has entered closed beta.

Four ArenaNet employees make the jump over to the zombie focused Undead Labs.

Patch 1.104 for Dark Age of Camelot has gone live, you can check out the patch notes if you like.

Check your inner eye, the MMO market has been predicted to grow to an $8 billion industry by year’s end.

The cute and cuddly vanity pets for Aion have been revealed, some cuter than others we think.

The latest chunk of the rationed Standstorm update for Global Agenda has released this week.

Soul Master has begun its open beta phase.

Paragon Studios released its fourth dev diary for City of Heroes: Going Rogue.

TERA is as screenshot happy as ever, oh yea and they talked about public transport in the game as well.

Game Developers Choice Online Awards to honor Richard Bartle, enough said. Play on, legend.

Jedi Advanced class has been officially confirmed by BioWare for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Despite partnering with e-commerce company Digital River, En Masse assures us that TERA will not be a micro-transaction game.

Domo Kun makes an appearance in Free Realms, go figure.