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Lord of the Rings Online welcomes its Midsummer Festival this week

Most weddings are good for a single day of celebration and entertainment, but when it comes to the union of Aragorn and Arwen, it's...

Vitae Aeternum: What Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO should (and shouldn’t) take from New World

We've had one, yes, but what about second attempt by Amazon to deliver a Lord of the Rings MMO? During the last run at...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is level boosting in LOTRO worth it?

While I make my way through the new King's Gondor zone in Lord of the Rings Online -- impressions coming next week, hopefully --...

Lord of the Rings Online says hello to King’s Gondor, farewell to Shadowfax

It's been a week of transitions for Lord of the Rings Online. The fantasy MMO said farewell to the speedy Shadowfax server following its...

Here are the full patch notes for tomorrow’s Lord of the Rings Online Gondor Renewed

It's really happening, and it's happening soon: Players return to the refreshed Gondor aka King's Gondor in tomorrow's Lord of the Rings Online Update...

Lord of the Rings Online takes us back to Gondor this week with Update 36

After only two and a half weeks of testing, Lord of the Rings Online's Update 36 is bringing us back to Aragon's homeland this...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best skybox?

A while back, I was playing Lord of the Rings Online when a player in chat remarked that he had spied a specific constellation in the night sky. How often do you look up?

Global Chat: How insistent are MMOs that you group up?

In a recent essay over at Inventory Full, the author looks back at a couple decades-plus of MMO gaming to recall how fast and...

The Daily Grind: What do you hope Amazon’s LOTR MMO does differently from LOTRO?

In the comments of our pieces on Amazon's second go-round with the Lord of the Rings IP in the MMO space, multiple MMO gamers...

Lord of the Rings Online raises legendary item level cap, says three more updates are on the way for 2023

That shiny, glowy super-weapon that you've been lugging all over Middle-earth is about to get even more powerful than before. Lord of the Rings...

Embracer Group (Gearbox/Cryptic) stock nose-dives after implosion of $2B business deal

Swedish corporation Embracer Group became a big name in the MMO industry a few years ago when it bought out Perfect World Entertainment's western...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 423: The Overwatch MMO we’ll never get

Justin and Bree discuss Amazon's LOTR title and shade for LOTRO, Overwatch 2's PvE debacle, Worlds Adrift's return as Lost Skies, and delays for Nightingale, Ashfall, and Wayfinder, with adventures in LOTRO and Torchlight II, plus mailbag topics on character build freedom and the natural and unnatural ends of MMO characters.

The Daily Grind: Why did you delete the last MMO character you deleted?

Every deleted MMO character has a story. Sometimes the concept or name sucked. Sometimes you decided on a different race or faction. Sometimes you...

LOTRO Legendarium: Amazon plays at making a Lord of the Rings MMO… again

Weren't we just here? I mean, that's what everyone's thinking, am I right? It was just three years ago that I penned a column about...

Annoyed with LOTRO’s scaling and launcher issues? An MMO dev has tips for solving them yourself

Whenever we write a Lord of the Rings Online article here on MassivelyOP, it's inevitable that someone - usually someones - will pop into...

Amazon Games VP throws shade at LOTRO over new Lord of the Rings project

With the recent announcement of a new Lord of the Rings MMO in development by Amazon Games, one would expect the newcomer to follow...

EG7 Q1 2023: EG7 pulled in a record $54M last quarter, and Daybreak is a huge chunk of it

Enad Global 7 aka EG7, the company that owns Daybreak, Standing Stone Games, and Piranha Games and is effectively still being run by Daybreak...

Lord of the Rings Online promises that it’s ‘not going away’ after Amazon MMO announcement

As exciting it's been to hear that Amazon is working on a Middle-earth MMO again, some Lord of the Rings Online fans expressed concern...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 422: Two Lord of the Rings MMOs to rule them all

Justin and Bree discuss Amazon's new LOTR MMO (again), LOTRO's King's Gondor, WoW's Fractured in Time, official WoW Classic hardcore, Diablo IV, FFXIV, and financials for NCsoft, Square, and Pearl Abyss, with adventures in LOTRO, SWTOR, and SWG Legends.

Amazon has revived its Lord of the Rings MMORPG, now collaborating with Embracer

Amazon and Embracer announced this morning that they're building a new MMORPG based on The Lord of the Rings. To understand what the heck is...