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LOTRO loses its lead designer, starts Yuletide with two new instances

Santa's bringing both coal and presents to Lord of the Rings Online players this Christmas. First, the coal. Long-time Lead Designer Ben "Dr Octothorpe"...
Overpowered.

LOTRO tests new Anvil of Winterstith raid, Beorning and Burglar changes

Would you rather be mauled by a bear or backstabbed by a Burglar? Either way, your hypothetical future is about to get a lot...

Lord of the Rings Online addresses player suggestions, basks in the glow of college class presentations

Lord of the Rings Online players collaborated recently on a list of suggestions for fixes and features in the MMO, and Standing Stone...
wuck the fhat

Ever wonder what a World of Warcraft TV series might look like?

Steaming TV services are making every fantasy franchise under the sun these days, from Lord of the Rings to Wheel of Time. So how...

Lord of the Rings Online offers an everything-in-one $200 bundle

There's a pretty strong opinion out there that Lord of the Rings Online's lifetime subscription was one of the best such subs in...

Lord of the Rings Online cultivates better lootboxes for impatient Elves

We all know that if there's an important bug in an MMO, developers will get around to fixing it... sooner or later. But if...

One Shots: Hobbit herbal hobbies

If Hobbits are seen as being generally lazy creatures that gobble up their weight in food every day, then how come they have such...

LOTRO composer Chance Thomas loses sound company over ponzi scheme

Many Lord of the Rings Online fans are well acquainted with Chance Thomas. While not the only composer for the MMO, his work...

LOTRO Legendarium: Taking a fresh look at Lord of the Rings Online’s early zones

One of the unexpected benefits of jumping onto Lord of the Rings Online new progression servers is that it's giving many of us...

Leaderboard: How much does an MMO’s IP influence your interest in it?

Here's a fun thought exercise: What if standard assumptions about IPs and games is wrong? To hear some people tell it, games like
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what...

Global Chat: Investigating LOTRO’s progression servers

The new Lord of the Rings Online progression servers are proving to be of significant interest to MMO players and bloggers alike, with...

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...

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...

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...
SO many things.

Jukebox Heroes: RuneScape’s orchestral album

I have been saying for years that RuneScape has a truly impressive yet overlooked body of video game music. To my knowledge, it's...

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