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This post originally appeared on Massively from Editor-in-Chief Brianna Royce. At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. If you missed a big MMO story last week, you've come to the right post.

In spite of name reservation system struggles and subsequent compensation for players, NCsoft's upcoming MMORPG WildStar surged onward into its final open beta phase this weekend, emphasizing its raid design and business model. Massively's podcast even hosted Carbine's Creative Director Chad "Pappylicious" Moore for a Q&A.

Meanwhile, players of NCsoft's Guild Wars 2 will be treated to a fresh festival and the start of the rebuilding of Lion's Arch after its destruction during the last living story campaign.

Read on for a look at the rest of this week's top MMO stories.

ESO
An open letter to the creators of Elder Scrolls Online
ZeniMax invites you to watch other people play The Elder Scrolls Online
Elder Scrolls Online gets another third-party auction house
ESO and other MMOs are still behind Microsoft's console paywall
Elder Scrolls Online suggests that you to learn how to group
Elder Scrolls devs say that low-percentage drops on AH would harm the 'gear chase'

WildStar
Carbine spotlights WildStar's PvE raid design
WildStar compensating players with bonus loot
Are you raiding in WildStar?
WildStar raid dev: 'Our raids are the best blend of challenging and fun'
Compensation planned for WildStar's name reservation failures
WildStar's Jeremy Gaffney praises ESO's marketing
WildStar's name registration is on again, off again, on again
Massively Speaking Episode 297 features WildStar's Chad Moore
WildStar unveils the details of raids

Other top MMO stories
Wizards of the Coast accuses MMOTCG HEX of copyright infringement
Dungeon Fighter Online returns from the dead
WAR40K's Miguel Caron on lore, immersion, and cloud computing
What would Lord of the Rings Online 2 look like?
World of Warcraft finally integrates Night Elf ears
A new beastmen race is headed to Allods Online
EQ Next roundtable covers combat in Landmark; Landmark arrives on Steam
WAR40K: Eternal Crusade creates entire planet from scratch
Pearl Abyss attending E3, looking for NA Black Desert publisher
Star Citizen hires former D3, WoW producer
Misconceptions about new, old, and sunsetted MMOs
TERA's remodeling system removal is causing player unrest
The Division has been delayed to 2015
Special H1Z1 livestream event going on right now
Ambitious new sandbox MMO The Far Reaches hits Kickstarter
Yes, people still play Meridian 59
EVE Online explains its new expansion model, opens store testing
Whispers of what comes next for Final Fantasy XIV

The Stream Team
The Stream Team: Touring Landmark's oceanfront properties
The Stream Team: Peeking into Black Gold Online's beta
The Stream Team: Whiling away the work hours in WildStar
The Stream Team: A Firran Sorcerer is on the loose in ArcheAge

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