The MMO Round-Up / Oct 17

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

The first part of the 2-part pre-Cataclysm patches came to the World of Warctaft this week, bringing sweeping changes to abilities and functionality.

Darkfall developer Adventurine teased some beautification upgrades in the works for player models.

A big discussion about Fallen Earth’s functionality was the center of this month’s state of the game address.

Supposed EA Mythic employee posted a candid account of why he or she thought Warhammer Online failed.

The GU58 for Everquest II is supposed to add in some content and fix some broken spells.

CCP is throwing a bone to new EVE Online players by making a special edition of the game for them called EVE Online: Commissioned Officers Edition.

Vindictus showed of a boat load of gameplay in their latest trailer.

The latest developer diary for Lord of the Rings Online talked about the fall event called The Haunted Burrow.

The composer of Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer’s soundtrack has been nominated for a Music in Media award.

The upcoming Ryzom patch is due to enhance PvP and social interaction.

The latest round of screenshots from DC Universe Online showed off the Power Girl power set.

Details on the Slayer class for TERA were revealed this week by En Masse’s Brian Knox.

The Sith Ancients in Star Wars: The Old Republic will be aligned with Exar Kun and not the Emperor.

Players of Final Fantasy XIV are getting an extra month for free while Square Enix continues to work out the game’s kinks.

Big changes coming in the way of EVE Online’s planetary interaction functionality.

Craft of Gods is getting a big update soon which will add in new content including some new dungeons and reoccurring events.

Dungeons & Dragons Online showed off the game’s upcoming update 7 with some screenshots.

The official launch date for Vindictus has been announced for Oct 27.

Details on the Protector class were revealed this week for Forsaken World.

NCsoft showed off a couple new videos for Aion and is asking the game’s community what they think about the rifts.

CCP discussed EVE Online, Dust 514 and World of Darkness at this year’s GDCO.