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

Lord of the Rings Online explains how its delayed legendary item track works

While it was supposed to be a launch day feature for Fate of Gundabad, Lord of the Rings Online's new legendary item reward track...

LOTRO Legendarium: OK, let’s talk about Lord of the Rings Online on console

I'll admit it: When EG7 acquired Daybreak back in 2020, I was very dismissive of the report that mentioned a console edition for Lord...

Lord of the Rings Online compensates EU servers for translation issues, tests new six-player dungeon

Many Lord of the Rings Online players know that one of the best bonus events that the studio runs is for virtue XP boosts...

Gamigo’s parent company just became a key investor in Daybreak’s parent company

You know, when I was joking on the last Massively OP Podcast that Gamigo was becoming Daybreak, I didn't mean it should literally buy...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 349: Make mine Marvel

Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak's Marvel MMO, LOTRO's console future, DCUO's expansion, the EverQuest franchise, RIFT's planned update, DDO, Star Citizen, and Elite Dangerous, with adventures in LOTRO, Fallen Earth, Guild Wars 2, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on New World's rookie mistakes and Lost Ark's genderlocking.

One Shots: Multilevel marketing dragons

To kick us off in One Shots today, Miol seems embroiled in some... issues: "You’d think with a flying dragon, you could finally reach...

EG7 Q3 2021: Daybreak revives Marvel MMORPG, still promising console and gfx upgrade for LOTRO

Enad Global 7, the company that bought Daybreak just about a year ago, has now dropped its Q3 2021 financial report. Just one quarter...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude in the MMORPG genre

It's Thanksgiving here in the US, and while some folks have probably already kicked back from the table and have started in on the...

PSA: You’ve got one week left to claim a ton of free LOTRO content

If you have even a passing interest (or more!) in Lord of the Rings Online and haven't yet snapped up the massive content giveaway...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 347: Land rush!

Justin and Bree discuss Activision-Blizzard's ongoing Bobby Kotick situation, ArcheAge's move to Kakao, New World, LOTRO, and SWTOR, with a sponsored segment on Albion Online's Lands Awakened update, plus two voicemails on spears and sidequests in MMORPGs.

Lord of the Rings Online accidentally – and then deliberately – gives out extra level boosts

Some Lord of the Rings Online players are going to be logging into some unexpected good fortune this week. Standing Stone Games said that...

One Shots: After darkness, light

Lord of the Rings Online is a game of great contrasts -- between evil and good, between darkness and light, and between ugliness and...

The Daily Grind: Do you love bumping into your MMO guildies?

One small thing that I very much love about Lord of the Rings Online is that members of my kinship will have their names...

Lord of the Rings Online opens the doors to the first two Gundabad dungeons

Astute Lord of the Rings Online players may have noticed that Fate of Gundabad arrived this month without a single new instance open for...

Lord of the Rings Online talks about making a ‘taller, deeper, darker’ Gundabad

Many -- not all, but many -- Lord of the Rings Online players are exploring the nooks and crannies of the new zones unlocked...

LOTRO Legendarium: The double-edged sword of being past the books

This past week, Lord of the Rings Online crossed another major milestone in its development as it released its eighth expansion, Fate of Gundabad....

The Daily Grind: What do you think about MMO festival reprises?

One habit that Lord of the Rings Online likes to do is bring back its festivals out of season for a "reprise" -- a...

Perfect Ten: How MMOs explain away our infinite resurrections

Why? Why do we die in MMOs and keep coming back to life? Are we in a type of hell defined by endless combat...

Lord of the Rings Online launches its eighth expansion, Fate of Gundabad

Who's ready to get funky with Dwarves underground and Brawlers over the landscape? Lord of the Rings Online players, that's who. Today marks the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Should Guild Wars 2 delete leveling?

Leveling is one of those things that you just have to have to count as an RPG, right? It’s expected. At this point, the...