The MMO Round-Up / Feb 27

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

The first major content patch for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm hit the public test servers and is bringing back classic raid dungeons like Zul’Gurub and Zul’Aman.

The just about to launch RIFT saw a staggering 1 million people show up for its pre-launch head start.

CCP announced that it is expanding its US presence and relocating to Atlanta, Georgia area.

Age of Conan is set to get some hardcore PvP servers complete with corpse looting.

Because you need more distractions while at work, Runes of Magic is getting a client-less browser version as well as full Facebook integration.

The European version of Mythos will be going into open beta on April 12.

A sneak peek into the new Areodome races for Everquest II were revealed this week.

The development team for Final Fantasy XI did another question and answer with the game’s players.

Smartphone-based MMO Shadow Cities has netted itself some proper funding in the way of $2.5 million.

The fourth phase of beta testing for Forsaken World started earlier this week.

World quests are coming to the Final Fantasy XIV universe in the upcoming patch 1.16.

Frogster announced the next update for Runes of Magic, titled Chapter IV: Lands of Despair.

Gazillion Entertainment clarified some news about layoffs at the LEGO Universe developer NetDevil.

The unexpected MMO World of Tanks set a world recording by having over 90,000 players online on one server playing at the same time.

Turbine detailed some changes to the legendary item system in a developer diary this past week.