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

The MOP Up: Ragnarok Online EU is relaunching

Ragnarok Online is changing hands in Europe, and as part of that, the long-running fantasy MMO is relaunching with a different spin under...

The Stream Team: Listen to a little of Lord of the Rings Online’s annual Weatherstock

Last week offered a taste of the famed annual Weatherstock concert in LOTRO, and now you can experience the main show! Massively OP's...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offering is filling your summer hours?

We're only now in the middle of July, but so far it feels as though summer 2019 has been a non-stop rollercoaster of great...

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

The Stream Team: Enjoy a weekend of Weatherstock concerts in Lord of the Rings Online

Before Weatherstock comes the Weatherstock Concert Series. There are far too many bands in The Lord of the Rings Online to fit in the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five essential roleplaying tools for living in Lord of the Rings Online’s Middle-earth

While you can and will find roleplaying active in many MMOs, there's something very conducive to Lord of the Rings Online's design and...

That new Lord of the Rings MMORPG is still happening, now with Amazon’s New World team on board

Hey remember last September when Athlon Games - owned by Leyou Technologies, which also owns Warframe studio Digital Extremes - announced that it was...

Lord of the Rings Online shares its huge Update 24 soundtrack

One of the more underrated contributions to the MMORPG music scene these days is coming from a guy you may never have heard of:...

The Stream Team: Soaking up some Lord of the Rings summer festival

Is there a festival going on in LOTRO? Is there ever not? Massively OP's MJ is heading in to soak up some summer fun...

One Shots: Pointy things in space

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a multi-trillion credit starship that's in absolute mint condition! As you drive it off the lot,...

Rock out in Lord of the Rings Online’s Shirefest 2019 music festival this weekend

Few MMORPGs offer music tools as robust as Lord of the Rings Online's, and this weekend, MMO players will prove it as they...

Lord of the Rings Online brings back a limited-time vendor after community uproar

If you've been collecting the Figments of Splendor currency in Lord of the Rings Online in hopes of trading them in for some...

Massively Uplifting: Charity comes in many forms for Bethesda, Square Enix, and Digital Extremes

Summer smiles -- get 'em while they're hot! If you are looking for a way to make your mood rise like the temperature, we've...

LOTRO Legendarium: Which Lore-master pet should you use?

Ever since the first year of Lord of the Rings Online's operation, I've always been head-over-heels for the Lore-master class. Everything about it...

Massively Overthinking: Always be achievin’ (in MMOs)

A while back, my husband and I were idly chatting about MMO achievements. Neither one of us is much of an achievement hunter, or...

Wandering Wraeclast: The wonderful world of Path of Exile’s Hideout housing

When I first started playing Path of Exile, I never envisioned that housing would become available. And not just housing, but good housing...

Perfect Ten: The MMORPGs boasting the most expansions

In 2018 alone, the MMORPG industry saw no less than 14 major expansions release for various titles, and in 2019 we've had at...

The Daily Grind: What are the most nostalgic MMO music tracks for you?

As one of the hosts of Battle Bards and the writer of this site's Jukebox Heroes column, I obviously hold great affection...

LOTRO patches in functional bees and discourages permadeath playthroughs

Heads up for you Hobbits and Elves: Lord of the Rings Online is patching up to Update 24.1.1 today. This mostly fixes...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 225: The slash and burn of Amazon Game Studios

Justin and Bree discuss E3, Black Desert, Warframe, Last Oasis, Amazon, New World, Ship of Heroes, SWG Legends, LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, with mailbag questions on monetizing character costuming and beating bad launch dead horses.

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