The MMO Round-Up / March 27

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

RIFT will be making its way to Russia as Trion has made a deal with the publisher Belver.

Canadian ISP Rogers admitted this week to accidentally throttling world of World of Warcraft connections. They were specifically targeting peer-to-peer downloading services which is Blizzard’s primary way of delivering patches to WoW.

Gameloft released a trailer for its iOS World of Warcraft clone called Order & Chaos.

ArenaNet released official videos of their PAX East 2011 panels which shows off some pretty impressive footage of Guild Wars 2.

Cryptic is now offering up a special classic pack for Star Trek: Online featuring items from the original series.

Final Fantasy XIV came back online this past Monday and has a patch coming its way soon featuring some nice quest changes.

A progression video for the Jedi Knight class in Star Wars: The Old Republic was released.

CCP held a massive party for its fans this week dubbed EVE Fanfest and tons of information was revealed.

Nexon’s Dungeon Fighter Online is making its way to the Xbox Live Arcade.

The studio that picked up the APB torch — GamersFirst — is opening a new studio up in Edinburgh Scotland.

RIFT is getting a content update on March 30 which should bring a 20-man raid and live events.

The world of Vindictus was updated to version 1.23 this week, bringing a bunch of new goodies to the free-to-play MMO.

Are you not entertained? Now you should be as Star Wars Galaxies released the update containing the new Entertainer class.

The closed beta for Black Prophecy launched this week, putting it one step closer on its road to release.

Funcom showed off improvements to the Age of Conan graphics engine this week and it doesn’t fail to impress.

A World of Warcraft player put out a call to bribe an admin of the game to re-instate his account for $1000USD after he got banned for using a bot to farm his archeology profession.

Subscriptions for MMOs are bad, at least according to the CEO Runic, makers of Torchlight.