The MMO Round-Up / Oct 03

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

Rumor has it that the first of a two-patch lead up to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is due to release in the US on Tuesday and on Oct 13 in the EU.

Some owners of APB are getting compensated by EA for the sudden shutdown of the recently released MMO.

The Lego Universe creative director talked about making a Lego MMO to Gamasutra this week.

38 Studios’ first game Kingdoms of Amalur will also get an array of merchandise treatments like comic books and novels.

New information on Guild Wars 2’s extended experience was revealed this past week.

Cryptic answered 29 all important questions this week about Star Trek Online.

The Age of Conan dev team updated their monthly in-development page and revealed a new Conquest mode and PvP mini game.

Take a fly through the city of Metropolis as seen in this DC Universe video revealed a few days ago.

Spacetime is looking to license its game engine to make cross-platform for mobile to home consoles possible for MMOs.

ArenaNet gave some insight this week on the armor and gear coming in Guild Wars 2.

There is a rumor going around that Microsoft is eying up Linden Labs makers of Second Life for purchase.

September’s Producer’s Letter for Warhammer Online talked about ORVR changes potentially in the works.

Vindictus is heading into full open beta very soon.

After a couple weeks of work, a wormhole exploit that was causing some EVE Online players much grief as been fixed at last.

For the althaolics out there it appears that unlimited player slots are coming to Everquest II.

The list of classes coming in Mythos has grown one longer as The Bloodletter was revealed this past week.

Much in the same vein as CCP’s other game permanent death was considered for their new game World of Darkness.

Grey Area revealed the first mobile location based fantasy MMO Shadow Cities this week.

Aion’s fortress sieges are going to now follow a set schedule.