lord of the rings online

Official Site: Lord of the Rings Online
Studio: Standing Stone Games, formerly Turbine/WB Interactive Entertainment; published by Daybreak Game Company
Launch Date: April 24, 2007
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 219: The 64-bit generation

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard financials, City of Heroes, Fallout 76, Final Fantasy XIV, WoW Classic, EVE Online, LOTRO, and Guild Wars, with mailbag topics on Blizzard, everythingboxes, genderlocking, and dad jokes.

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The Stream Team: Finishing LOTRO’s anniversary missions

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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite version of your MMO’s theme music?

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Lord of the Rings Online rolls out a new Mac client

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