The MMO Round-Up / Feb 6

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

The European version of MapleStory’s economy collapsed this week due to an unfortunate currency exploit.

ArenaNet will be showing off a new Guild Wars 2 demo at PAX East this year.

The next major update for Lineage II called High Five Patch is now up on the public test realms.

According to THQ the Warhammer 40,000 MMO will be due out by March 31, 2013, mark your calendars.

Star Wars: The Old Republic won’t be coming in the spring and will need at least 500k users to succeed.

Wilderness PvP and free-trade have made their way back into RuneScape.

The latest City of Heroes update Issue 19: Strike Pack went live earlier in the week.

Forsaken World is set to launch on March 23, have a developer diary to hold off until then.

It appears that battle mechanic changes are in store for Final Fantasy XIV users according to a recent official update.

Final Fantasy XI detailed changes to experience gains and an ease to how skills are gained.

Patch 1.15a went live for Final Fantasy XIV. Check out the full list of changes here.

Pre-order RIFT and you’ll get some nifty in-game items for Team Fortress 2 of all games.

Mytheon went into closed beta earlier this week putting it ever closer to release.

World of Tanks teaches you how to play through their new tutorials videos for the game.

Habbo Hotel touted 200 million registered users in a press release this week, people still unsure of what it is.

Fantasy Earth Zero will be shutting down for good this coming March 24, referring a friend would be uncool at this point.

Pirates of the Burning Sea developer talked about the free-to-play model in a recent dev blog update.

The latest Fallen Earth state of the game address was released this week and previews some upcoming changes.

Cryptic released information on its next episode series called Cloaked Intentions for Star Trek Online.