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 Daily Grind: Which MMO NPC do you hate with an undying passion?

Sara Oakheart. Let me tell you about Sara Oakheart. If you haven't ever played Lord of the Rings Online, you wouldn't have a...
Not paying attention is not a mark of honor.

Massively OP’s guide to MMO Thanksgiving 2018

Unlike with Halloween and Christmas, it seems like MMORPG developers never quite know what to do with the Thanksgiving holiday. Vastly fewer games celebrate...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 197: Crawl out through the fallout

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss FFXIV's Fanfest, Fallout 76, Hellgate, WildStar, plus patches for Black Desert, EVE, Secret World Legends, ArcheAge, TERA, and EverQuest II, with mail on MMO difficulty settings.

LOTRO Legendarium: Starting on a legendary journey

Part of me was laughing at myself. Here I was, a grown man, shuffling around my weekly schedule to come home in the middle...

LOTRO brings back Bingo, blots out bleeds

Everybody's favorite hard-drinking, crazy-swimming Hobbit is back in Lord of the Rings Online. Standing Stone Games brought Bingo Boffin and his questline...

LOTRO enables free character transfers between legendary servers

Players and kinships separated by the confusion and chaos when Lord of the Rings Online opened up twin legendary servers last week now...

The Daily Grind: Are special MMO servers worth a subscription?

With all of the special legacy and progression servers being started up across the MMORPG genre, I've noticed that there's an interesting factor that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 196: Shire consequences

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's progression server, Funcom's and NCsoft's next big things, Gamigo's plans for Trion's games, and updates for Warframe, DCUO, and Neverwinter, plus discussion on favorite playstyles, legacy server ideas, and the future of Blizzard MMOs.

One Shots: Winter is… here!

As I'm prepping this column, we're in the middle of a nice early November snowstorm. I'm sort of wondering where fall went and why...

The Daily Grind: What MMO festival reward do you use year-round?

MMORPG holidays are funny events because while we kill ourselves to get thematic costumes, toys, mounts, and other goodies, the second the event is...

Leaderboard: Are you playing on Lord of the Rings Online’s progression server?

So many people showed up to play on Lord of the Rings Online's progression server Anor yesterday that SSG had to rush to...

The Stream Team: Stepping onto LOTRO’s legacy server

Although Massively OP's MJ has no plans to make a life on Anor, LOTRO's brand-spanking new legacy server that just launched, she's still willing...

Lord of the Rings Online opens the doors to its first progression server

It's time to go back to the Shire once again. Today, Lord of the Rings Online opened up its first "legendary" progression server,...
Can't get there from here.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most iconic MMORPG moment or accomplishment in your memory?

Over the weekend, my husband and I decided to let our son watch bits and pieces of Fellowship of the Ring. My kid is...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 195: April fools at BlizzCon

Justin and Bree cover the BlizzCon mess, Diablo Immortal, WoW Classic, WoW's content plans, Torchlight Frontiers, Shroud of the Avatar, Old School RuneScape, and LOTRO's legendary server, with a mailbag question on noobing it up in WoW.

Lord of the Rings Online’s Legendary progression server, Anor, launches November 8

Score one for MOP's Justin: He noted this morning that SSG has been systematically counting down through Lord of the Rings Online's...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six ways to prep for legendary servers

With progression servers on the way for... sometime... this month, many players (myself included) are planning out their brand-new adventures through Middle-earth. There's certainly...

Original LOTRO and DDO creator Turbine Entertainment changes its name to WB Games Boston

As the Fourth Age begins, Turbine Entertainment retreats into the east where it will continue to be diminished. The studio that formerly brought us...
But now, it's more money.

LOTRO’s progression server may slow down experience gain (and that’s a good thing)

When Standing Stone Games first announced Lord of the Rings Online's upcoming progression server, the community had plenty of suggestions to how the...

LOTRO eyes Beornings for a revamp and breaks down giant invisible walls

Good news for Beorning players in Lord of the Rings Online: You look like you are due for some class love from the...

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