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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The Daily Grind: What were your favorite MMO quality-of-life improvements?

Automatic loot pickup. That right there is my all-time favorite quality-of-life improvement that Lord of the Rings Online added, and it is a...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 191: It’s looking a little patchy around here

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, LOTRO, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, SWTOR, New World, and Black Desert, with reader mail about forging social connections in MMOs.

Lord of the Rings Online’s Harvestmath Fest delayed ‘by a day or so’

Some mildly unfortunate news for Lord of the Rings Online players, as Standing Stone Games has announced that the game's Autumn celebration,...

Players argue LOTRO’s latest update ruined the pristine beauty of the Shire

Don't let scary dragons distract you from the real threat of Lord of the Rings Online's newest patch. This past week's Update...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Update 23 Where Dragons Dwell is live today

Lord of the Rings Online's Update 23 is rolling out today - apparently, it's even taking some folks who don't frequent social...

Lord of the Rings Online’s update 23 is coming tomorrow; here’s what to expect

Hear that buzz in the air? That electric crackle? It's the sound of Lord of the Rings Online's next big thing dropping tomorrow....

The MOP Up: Sony’s PlayStation 3 sunset apocalypse

Sony's decision to shut down several online servers for some past PlayStation 3 games on October 25th is shaping up to be a sunset...

Global Chat: Does Guild Wars 2’s newest episode reach for the stars?

Guild Wars 2's newest living world episode seems to be grabbing the MMO community's attention in a way that the season so far...

One Shots: Concept art showcase

In last week's edition of One Shots, I issued perhaps my most peculiar challenge yet. I asked readers (for once) not to submit any...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 188: Classic-flavored Lineage II

Tina, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Red Dead Online, Lineage II Classic, Secret World Legends, Bless Online, World of Warcraft, and LOTRO, with a mailbag discussion on feeling unwelcome in MMORPGs and a rundown on site bugs we've smooshed.

The Stream Team: A happy Baggins birthday week in LOTRO

Frodo and Bilbo Baggins celebrate their birthday  on September 22nd, and that means LOTRO does too! And like any good Hobbit party, it goes...

Global Chat: Why level in MMOs if you don’t grow?

Using World of Warcraft's latest expansion as an example, many bloggers recently pontificated on the uselessness of adding new levels to MMORPGs if...

LOTRO Legendarium: Future classes, business models, and direction

For any MMORPG fan, the future often weighs heavily upon the mind. We get excited about what secrets might be in development. We wonder...

You can safely ignore those weird Lord of the Rings Online subscription messages

If you got a cryptic letter from Lord of the Rings Online payment processing company Xsolla in the last day, you can safely...

The latest build of Lord of the Rings Online’s Where Dragons Dwell hits the PTS

The Bullroarer public test server for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with the latest build of Update 23, Where Dragons...
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There’s a new class coming to Lord of the Rings Online, but what will it be?

There's a new class on its way to Lord of the Rings Online according to one of the weekly streams from Standing...
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Middle-earth Enterprises reassures Lord of the Rings Online fans that the original MMO will be fine

The announcement of a new title set in Middle-earth made Lord of the Rings Online players anxious, and while Standing Stone Games...

One Shots: Gung-ho Gandalf

It's one thing to get a stern talking-to, even when you deserve it. It's another thing when that lecture comes from a gruff angel-wizard...

Lord of the Rings Online announces new endgame reward and lootbox system for Update 23

Lord of the Rings Online's upcoming Update 23: Where Dragons Dwell will be increasing the game's level cap to 120, and with it,...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Harnkegger Games event list announced, music contest registration open

Lord of the Rings Online's yearly Harnkegger Games are once again upon us, and the player organizers have released the list of...

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