MMO Week in Review: No, LOTRO’s War of Three Peaks is not an ‘expansion’


This week, we took a first deep-dive into Torchlight III (we found it cheerfully “adequate”!) and struggled to puzzle out just why Standing Stone Games would try to spin Lord of the Rings Online’s first paid patch ever as an “expansion” when it most definitely is not, and even if it were, players are unhappy about the way it was done.

Meanwhile, the MMO community was busy debating wings, the eternal problems with Kickstarter, and the absolute absurdity of thinking streamers should pay extra for licensing.

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!


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Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.

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I’ve been curious Bree, since you and your husband had been having fun with LOTRO if the current situation has left a bad taste in your mouth and if you are still hanging out in Middle Earth?