Sometimes when covering the latest and greatest in MMORPG news, it’s good to sit back and relax, especially when there is nothing big on the horizon — but not this week! Mr. Mike Schaffnit and Mike B join host Gary Gannon in our weekly discussion about the biggest events the in world of MMOs in a little show we like to call This Week In MMO! This ain’t yo daddy’s video games!
The biggest news this week by far is the early launch of a tiny MMO about an unheard of IP by an upstart video game developer. Of course, we are talking about Star Wars: The Old Republic. We know most MMO vets are tired of hearing about this game by now, but as Mike B states, this game stands to be the biggest MMO launch in history and will probably be a milestone for the genre as a whole. What about the pre-order early access? BioWare is only letting chunks of people in at a time. Many people don’t think it’s quite fair. However, Gary counters that by saying that it’s very smooth right now with no queue times, and he’s not fighting over mobs, like you usually find on MMO launches.
However, SWTOR‘s not the only news this week… or is it? Darnell’s
12 13 Days of Christmas went viral this week — ‘sup. Warhammer Online it will be merging servers — not a good sign. Then will Richard Garriot be working on Ultima again? Find out all this, plus of course, the answers to your viewer questions on This Week in MMO!