The MMO Round-Up / Dec 12

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

Codemasters filed a suit against Jumpgate Evolution developer NetDevil for the game’s slow progress.

Square Enix apologized for the quality of Final Fantasy XIV, delayed the PS3 version, and put a new person in charge with hopes of improvements.

SOE’s The Agency spy MMO has been delayed until sometime late in 2011. Bummer.

CCP discussed their revamped character creation system coming to EVE Online with Gamasutra.

In case you were in a coma this past week, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launched on Tuesday.

Vigil promised to make combat awesome in Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online in an interview this past week.

Launching Cataclysm wasn’t the only thing Blizzard was up to, they also made comments on console MMOs and videogame addiction. Busy busy!

In true community fashion, Undead Labs answered a bunch of fan questions on their blog.

Slackers rejoice! Darfall’s offline leveling system went live earlier this week.

Analysts reckon that World of Warcraft will remain king of the MMOs for 20+ years, but they seem to forget that Blizzard is working on another MMO.

NCsoft addressed security concerns withing Aion in a recent developer chat.

Allods Online got a new trailer this weeks and sparks feelings of early World of Warcraft.

Everquest II revealed the lore behind the new playable Freeblood race.

Square Enix previewed the last two of the three Notorious Monsters for Final Fantasy XIV.

Flagship’s much anticipated MMO title Mythos is apparently getting closer and closer to beta phase, oh joy!

Server merges for Everquest II began this week.

MapleStory is getting a big update soon aptly called Big Bang, we’ll let the trailer do the talking.