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LOTRO patches in functional bees and discourages permadeath playthroughs

Heads up for you Hobbits and Elves: Lord of the Rings Online is patching up to Update 24.1.1 today. This mostly fixes...

MMOARG Harry Potter Wizards Unite has officially launched – a day early

"A wizard is never late. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." -Obi-Wan Kenobi, probably. Now that we've ticked off all...

LOTRO Legendarium: The bounty of adventuring options in Lord of the Rings Online

I can't recall the last time I felt pulled in two different directions in an MMORPG, but over the past couple of weeks,

Lord of the Rings Online’s progression server treks into Siege of Mirkwood

A mere week after players on Lord of the Rings Online's live servers left Mirkwood to gaze upon the Vales of Anduin,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 224: Black Desert, Bless Online, and boats

Carlo, Bree, and Justin discuss Black Desert, Bless, Phantasy Star Online 2, E3, LOTRO, SWTOR, GW2, POE, City of Heroes, and boats.

LOTRO’s Update 24 arrives with 64-bit client, Vales of Anduin, and virtue revamp

Lord of the Rings Online's big summer content drop is here with the release of today's Update 24: Vales of Anduin. Hobbits...

Massively Uplifting: Supporting St. Jude Children’s Hospital and PRIDE month

April showers bring May flowers, but big-hearted gamers bring forth good deeds any month of the year! And May was no different. Generosity with...

The Daily Grind: Are you drawn to MMO shapeshifting classes?

When you think about it, one of the least-represented class archetypes in MMORPGs is shapeshifters. They only pop up here and there, such as...

LOTRO Legendarium: How LOTRO does Lord of the Rings justice

Oh. Oh no you didn't, Kotaku. You didn't just sit there, scratching your head for an easy post, and then write up an essay...
That is definitely a thing.

The Daily Grind: Which studio should be running your MMO?

It continues to sadden my heart to see RIFT -- and the rest of the Trion Worlds library -- limp on under the...

LOTRO Legendarium: My vision for free-to-play version 2.0

A few weeks ago I embarked on an experiment that I had hoped would make for a fascinating column. Basically, I created a brand-new...

Get a preview of Lord of the Rings Online’s new Update 24 features

It may have escaped your attention (you had your face buried in pie, after all), but Lord of the Rings Online is currently...

Massively Uplifting: Destigmatizing mental health in games, celebrating loved ones in LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and Elite

Spring started splendidly this year. While all may not come up roses in the world at large, plenty of good deeds and uplifting stories...

The Stream Team: Finishing LOTRO’s anniversary missions

With 12 years of anniversary missions in LOTRO, Massively OP's MJ was unable to complete them all last week. Thanks to the slimmed down,...

Lord of the Rings Online devs tease an ‘ambitious’ year ahead

Strap yourself in to the ride that is Lord of the Rings Online, because 2019 is only getting started with this MMO.

One Shots: Cruising in the Batmobile

Nothing gives me genre whiplash more than seeing technology that's vastly more advanced from anything in our world existing alongside of an otherwise-medieval realm....

The Stream Team: A dozen years of LOTRO Middle-earth merriment

Today marks LOTRO's 12th anniversary, and the festivities include a new anniversary quest. Unfortunately for Massively OP's MJ, she hasn't completed all the quest...

LOTRO kicks off its 12-year anniversary with gifts, Burglar overhaul

Happy Hobbity birthday wishes to Lord of the Rings Online, which turns 12 years old this week! The Middle-earth MMO released in 2007,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking LOTRO’s festivals from worst to best

The schedule for Lord of the Rings Online's special events keeps us hopping most of the year-round, as Standing Stone Games weaves...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite version of your MMO’s theme music?

Recently I've been cruising back through Aion's soundtrack and made a discovery that, in hindsight, seems obvious: There are several different main theme...

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