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 Q&A talks classic server, progression servers, and legendary item revamp

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Lord of the Rings Online's newest producer happily sat down into the hot seat this past weekend for a round of community questions and...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Midsummer Festival has returned

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Lord of the Rings Online's newest holiday, the Midsummer Festival, has returned for another bout of wedding-themed events. While Standing Stone Games isn't bringing...

The Daily Grind: Do promotional server rulesets hurt or help MMO communities?

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I was reading some interesting chatter on the Lord of the Rings Online forums following last week's announcement that SSG is rolling out two...

Lord of the Rings Online closes the doors to its Ithil progression server

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Today the sun sets over a small part of Lord of the Rings Online's Middle-earth, as Standing Stone Games is closing down its underpopulated...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 326: Lost Ark is finally found

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Justin and Bree discuss E3 2021, Book of Travels, Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76, Diablo II Resurrected, Sea of Thieves, Riders Republic, Transformers Heavy Metal, Albion Online, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, Lost Ark, Aion Classic, and LOTRO, with adventures in Sims 4, WoW Classic, SWG Legends, Crowfall, and Albion, plus a mailbag topic on difficulty walls in MMOs.
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Lord of the Rings Online previews its new speedy and plodding progression servers

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Even as Lord of the Rings Online shuts down its underpopulated Ithil legendary server this week, Standing Stone Games is preparing to launch a...

PSA: LOTRO’s Ithil progression server players have until June 15 to log in to their characters before shutdown

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Consider this a friendly reminder prompted by SSG's own friendly reminder of the impending shutdown of the Ithil progression server in Lord of the...

LOTRO’s community puts on a Shirefest concert series

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If you have some spare time this weekend and a hankering to enjoy good music amongst friends, make your way over to Lord of...

Lord of the Rings Online delays The Fall of Khazad-dûm raid’s tier rollout

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Good news for you, raiders of Lord of the Rings Online: Standing Stone is giving you more time to fail at The Fall of...
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MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

The Daily Grind: Do you have any clue what’s going on in your MMO’s storyline?

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Nobody likes to look stupid, so many times we'll keep our mouth shut instead of asking for clarification and explanation. I speak, of course,...

LOTRO’s Update 30 releases with a new raid, zone, and storyline

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Do us a favor, yeah? Poke your neighborhood Hobbits out of their food-induced comas and tell them that Lord of the Rings Online has...

Massively Overthinking: Do you associate music with memory in MMOs?

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The other night, I tried to log in to the Star Wars Galaxies emu and the music hit me hard. See, I play SWG...

LOTRO Legendarium: How the landscape difficulty slider is changing the rules of the game

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For a long time now, one of the chief complaints about Lord of the Rings Online has been that... it's too easy. Players have...

The Daily Grind: What’s your pie-in-the-sky wish list for MMO features?

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A tab-targeting combat system for Elder Scrolls Online. Real player housing for World of Warcraft. Text chat and guilds for Fallout 76. A simplified...

Perfect Ten: MMO quests where you literally kill 10 rats

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Webster's Dictionary describes "kill 10 rats" as "something nerds do, now shut up and read a few intelligent words." I think the editors are...

Lord of the Rings Online tests landscape difficulty slider, ‘significant’ skill adjustments

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The on-again, off-again testing of Lord of the Rings Online's Update 30 is back on, and this time Bullroarer has a special surprise preview:...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 323: Odyssey, Burning Crusade, and LOTRO

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Justin and Bree discuss Elite Dangerous' Odyssey, WoW Classic, Swords of Legends Online, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, Bless Unleashed, Ashes of Creation, and LOTRO, with adventures in WoW Classic and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag entry on the wild GTAO roleplay revival.

EG7 Q1 2021 financials: The Daybreak MMOs are headed to the 4Game platform

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The buyout of Daybreak by Swedish games company Enad Global 7 was one of the biggest MMO stories of 2020, and it's remained a...

One Shots: 100 miles up and climbing

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When you find yourself soaring past the outer limits of the atmosphere in DC Universe Online, you best have a spacesuit or superpowers. Or...

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