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

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 helpful tips to improve your LOTRO experience

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Recently, my 12-year-old daughter began playing Lord of the Rings Online for the first time after having watched the movies and read The Hobbit....

The Daily Grind: What is your MMO pet’s name — and why?

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The other day in Lord of the Rings Online, I learned something I never knew before: How to re-name your cosmetic pets. Unlike combat...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO will be next to raise its subscription?

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Almost three years ago, our writers and readers came together for a discussion about whether the age of the $15 subscription was coming to...

Global Chat: Is it a good idea for EVE Online to go back to expansions?

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With traditional expansions back on the table for EVE Online, the question of whether it'll ultimately help the MMO looms in the galactic foreground. The...

Lord of the Rings Online finally retires legendary warsteed bridles

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When the Riders of Rohan expansion came to Lord of the Rings Online in 2012, its new mounted combat system attempted to shake up...

EG7 Q1 2022 financials: EG7 has canceled Daybreak’s Marvel MMORPG

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Remember earlier this month when NetEase announced that Jack Emmert was heading up a new NetEase studio called Jackalope Games, meaning that he was...

The Daily Grind: How cluttered or clean is your MMO user interface?

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Growing up with MMORPGs, it's only natural to get used to the often cluttered interfaces. The other night I was playing LOTRO and forced...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best format for an MMO headstart?

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In his retrospective on Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary, MOP's Justin penned a paragraph about a part of the launch of the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring the bounds of Yondershire

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As I write this, I'm coming down off of the buzz that was Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary. All in all, I...

Perfect Ten: MMO critters so cute it makes your teeth hurt

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I vividly remember a conversation I had with my then-girlfriend's parents back in 1996 about the potential of this growing "internet" phenomenon. With my...

Lord of the Rings Online kicks off its second legendary item season with donkeys and dances

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After a rather lengthy maiden run, the first season of Lord of the Rings Online's legendary item reward track came to an end yesterday,...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying sound in an MMO?

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OK, I realize I am very late to this party, but I just figured out a few weeks ago that Lord of the Rings...

One Shots: Ideal locales for tourist traps

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Sometimes I wonder if our adventurers in these virtual worlds stumble upon locales so pretty and arresting that they pause and go, "You know...

The Daily Grind: What are some of your favorite go-to emotes in MMORPGs?

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I love to faint. Not in real life, as that would freak me out a bit, but in Lord of the Rings Online. It's...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

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Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...

Global Chat: How you can help your MMO’s community

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Are you a net positive or a negative for the MMORPGs you inhabit? If you'd like to be the former, MMO Folklorist has 10...
no mad lizert

Perfect Ten: The many-colored dragon rainbow of the MMO sphere

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Dragons are ubiquitous. When I wrote a Perfect Ten describing every single MMO bestiary, I noted that no matter what game you're playing, no...

Dungeons and Dragons Online starts testing Isle of Dread while LOTRO wraps up its anniversary giveaway

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Dinosaurs, cat-people, and mysterious mysteries -- what's not to look forward to with this spring's Dungeons and Dragons Online expansion? With the Isle of...

Lord of the Rings Online’s fan Discord gets yanked away from the community

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A popular water cooler of virtual discussion over Lord of the Rings Online is now no longer affable toward fans of the MMO. According...

One Shots: Chicken wing delivery

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Sometimes the craving hits you. You don't need no potato chips or macaroni salad; you need to be satisfied by a pile of delicious...

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