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Lord of the Rings Online defends – and now pauses – controversial pay-to-win currency changes

(We've updated the end of this article with SSG's afternoon announcement that it will be pausing this plan. The original article follows.) An abrupt announcement...

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs at the start of 2022

One of the reasons that I have been a huge fan of MMORPGs for nearly two decades now is that they offer a terrific...

Lord of the Rings Online plans ‘significant’ changes to Ember, Mote, and Figment currencies

While Lord of the Rings Online is putting out a small adjustment patch today, it has much bigger things in store for the game's...

LOTRO Legendarium: Does LOTRO need a new dungeon finder tool?

Welcome to a new year of the LOTRO Legendarium! With Fate of Gundabad at our backs and an unknown future ahead, it's quite the...
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Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2022?

It's time for another annual tradition: examining Daybreak's prospects. We started back in 2015, when Sony cast off SOE and it was reshaped as...

Lord of the Rings Online previews its new Dwarf premium housing

Dwarven housing has never been the most popular among Lord of the Rings Online's four original neighborhoods. But this trend may be about to...

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2021

As the year that was 2021 comes to a close -- raise a glass, give a toast, and perhaps think of a few fond...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Shadowfax and Treebeard servers progress forward

"Say friend and enter!" It's a big expansion day for two of Lord of the Rings Online's progression servers. Speedy server Shadowfax is jumping into...

The Stream Team: Yule join us for Lord of the Rings Online’s Frostbluff festivities, yes?

It's holiday time again in LOTRO, and Massively OP's MJ is set to start the annual collecting of coins in Frostbluff. She can never...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2021

It’s been quite a year of Choose My Adventure columns, hasn’t it? We did a pretty good random skip around of different games, in...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best player community as of 2021?

I'm a partisan on this one: I have never been in an MMORPG with a better community than Lord of the Rings Online's. A couple...
Now we're gundagood.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2021

Some years are just bulkier than others when it comes to updates for existing MMOs. That's the nature of the beast. Some years just...
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LOTRO weathers login issues, explains why your hero does the dishes now and then

Just in case you've been banging your head against the Lord of the Rings Online launcher in the past 24 hours and wondering if...

Global Chat: FFXIV’s Endwalker offers a flawless storyline

The MMO blogosphere is not lacking for thoughts and opinions on Final Fantasy XIV's Endwalker, especially as players devoured the Main Story Quest and...

One Shots: Christmas is on fire, yo

'Twas the One Shots before Christmas, and all through Star Citizen people were throwing trees on the bonfire and making their arboreal relatives watch....

LOTRO Legendarium: A look back at Lord of the Rings Online in 2021

It's that time of year again! As we get ready to make the psychological transition to a new year, we pause to look back...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2022

OK folks, it's that time of the year again: the time when we cast our eyes ahead and try to pinpoint what's going to...

Lord of the Rings Online teases February’s update 32, with new raid, housing, and zone

Standing Stone Games has a fresh producer's letter up for Lord of the Rings Online fans, already peeking ahead into the new year. SSG's...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2022

If 2021 had a problem, it was that we got simply too many MMO releases between new launches, early access, and expansions. This breathtaking...

Lord of the Rings Online preps new Erebor underground premium houses

Denizens of Lord of the Rings Online's Middle-earth may want to put up a "for sale" sign in front of their current abode, as...