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

Global Chat: Why is Blizzard so sluggish?

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Battle Bards MMO music podcast goes on an endless journey

Battle Bards, the world’s first and only MMO music podcast, returns for its 60th episode in which the co-hosts explore the theme of...
We are running out of roads.

Check out preview videos for the next Lord of the Rings Online update

Minas Tirith is a big deal in Lord of the Rings Online; everything bringing player characters closer to Mordor is important, and Minas...

Massively Overthinking: Graceful MMO free-to-play transitions

In honor of WildStar's free-to-play transition this week, Massively Overthinking is about to overthink the very best F2P transitions ever. Even if...

LotRO’s latest patch tosses errant quest pies and bumps store town services to 6 hours

Lord of the Rings Online's Update 16.5 may not introduce any world-shattering additions to the game (who wants a broken world anyway?),...

Jukebox Heroes: Your top 20 favorite MMO soundtracks

I've been a sneaky columnist, my friends. Oh yes I have. In my last Jukebox Heroes I posted my top six favorite...

Pay for your Hobbit’s needs in LOTRO with Subway gift cards

A revised Lord of the Rings Online cash shop is coming soon to the game with many improvements, not the least of which...

One Shots: Welcome to the party, pal!

"You have to love randomly running across a band when you enter a building in Bree," reader Yrys said in conjunction with this picture...

The MOP Up: Ultima Online’s new home

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

LotRO’s free server transfers start on September 14

Server transfers for Lord of the Rings Online officially begin on September 14th. Per a dev post published yesterday on the game's official forums,...

Massively Overthinking: Building your dream MMORPG

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Jukebox Heroes: My top six favorite MMO soundtracks of all time

In ranking MMO soundtracks, there are a lot of ways to do it. You can pull out individual tracks or praise a game for...
Red sky at night, everything's boned.

Lord of the Rings Online opens up free transfers in anticipation of server merges

Right now, you can move your character around servers in Lord of the Rings Online for free. You'll need to take advantage...

Global Chat: Returning to WildStar for F2P

Many WildStar fans, past and present, are digging into the sumptuous buffet of the free-to-play patch on the test server for a better...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs that need VR

Man, our Kickstarter backers are fixated on virtual reality. It's almost as if you guys are really tech-savvy and into gaming immersion or something! Today's Massively Overthinking...

The Daily Grind: Are lifetime subs ever worth it?

Seeing Champions Online's lifetime subscription go on sale last week -- for the "low" price of $200 -- made me think once...

The Daily Grind: How do you play Elder Scrolls Online?

I reinstalled Elder Scrolls Online this week, and I don't know why. I mean, I like the game well enough, and did from...

The Mop Up: FEAR is dead edition

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Perfect Ten: Clever features that should be in more MMOs

MMOs are built on the backs of many interlocking systems, some more crucial to the experience than others. While I have great appreciation for...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO festival event is your favorite?

Lord of the Rings Online's summer festival ends this week, and I'm kind of glad. I've been partaking, of course, but it's a...

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