The MMO Round-Up / Oct 10

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

World of Warcraft hit 12 million users this week while the movie got shelved. Oh yea, and the next WoW expansion got dated for Dec 7.

EVE Online is getting new avatars with its next expansion and CCP showed off the corresponding character creation this week.

Turbine proves that going free-to-play works as they reported this week that Lord of the Rings Online revenue has doubled since the transition.

Details on Everquest II’s GU58 patch emerged this week.

Aion’s 2.1 patch is set to increase the drop rates which has long time coming.

A Mac version of the very popular family friendly MMO Free Realms is due out sometime this fall.

A box version of Fallen Earth is now available for $9.99 and it gets you a unique mount.

The much anticipated changes to Warhammer Online’s ORvR system can been tested via the game’s public test servers.

The 19th major content patch Alpha Strike! for City of Heroes was previewed this week.

The next adventure pack for Champions Online named Demonflame is due to come out later this month.

Spacetime Studios talked mobile MMO design during GDC Online this week.

Guild Wars: Eye of the North became available to purchase this week on Steam.

Global Agenda is now offering a discount service called Friends with Benefits which gets you and newly signed up friend some extra perks.

Final Fantasy XIV is still going through some launching pains as the game got another update this week to tweak a few things.

The mobile MMO Pocket Legends increased the level cap and added in new content this week.

The first details on the Undead Labs zombie MMO came to the light this week.

Age of Conan’s 2.0.7 patch released this week after a session of extended server downtime.

Those that pre-order Lego Universe will be getting an early start when the game launches.

Some layoffs recently hit the City of Heroes dev Paragon Studios.