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LOTRO Legendarium: Looking back and ahead at LOTRO’s 17th birthday

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At the start of Fellowship of the Ring, Bilbo Baggins famously celebrates his 111th birthday (alongside Frodo's own 33rd birthday). He looks back at...
Sometimes you know there's an ongoing story.

Lord of the Rings Online begins testing Update 40’s load balancing changes

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Even as Lord of the Rings Online's 17th anniversary gets underway this week, Standing Stone Games is already laying the foundation for the MMO's...

The Daily Grind: Do alternate and classic servers risk alienating existing MMO fans?

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Back in December, Guild Wars 2 boss Josh Davis told fans that "alternate servers and hardcore modes aren’t a priority for ArenaNet," as the...

Lord of the Rings Online patches up ahead of tomorrow’s hamster event I mean anniversary event

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It looks as though Lord of the Rings Online is closing a small loophole that allowed players to fish out a legendary tracery by...

Lord of the Rings Online showcases new mount and hamster pets coming with the 17th anniversary

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Lord of the Rings Online players are getting a celebratory hamster pet. That's it. That's the headline. We can all stop reading, and I...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO dev deserves sainthood for putting up with us MMO players?

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The other day, Justin and I were joking about the Allan "Orion" Maki interview that turned out to be a massive three-hour affair. Orion...

LOTRO preps T4 Depths of Mâkhda Khorbo, DDO fixes Fred’s First Date

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Standing Stone Games traditionally patches its MMORPGs on Wednesdays, so it's no surprise that Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online...

Three-hour LOTRO dev interview looks at the past and future of this MMO

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If you got to sit down for three hours with one of the key developers of your favorite MMO, what would you talk about?...

One Shots: Infinity pool of Tamriel

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Bree's steamy overdose of hot tubs last week drew out one commenter to share another cool-looking pool in an MMO. If you thought infinity...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s Corsairs of Umbar is a vacation into the unknown

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Those of you who follow this column know that I'm never in a particular rush to plow through Lord of the Rings Online expansions...

The Daily Grind: Are you looking for drama in your MMOs?

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The other day in Lord of the Rings Online chat, the topic of guild drama came up and took one hell of a twist....
ADVENTURE

Don’t look LOTRO’s free gift horse in the mouth – go get it right now

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Standing Stone Games made good on its promises to compensate Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online players for this past...

LOTRO and DDO extend events, promise compensation after weekend outage

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After enduring a grueling two-plus days of unexpected downtime, Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online players are curious what the...

Working As Intended: The top 10 hot tubs in MMORPGs

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It's been a running joke for a few years that I always put hot tubs in my MMO houses whenever possible, and once that...

LOTRO and DDO’s unexpected server outage goes into its third day [Update: They’re up!]

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Update: The servers for both games are now back online. If you're a fan of Lord of the Rings Online or Dungeons and Dragons Online, no...

LOTRO and DDO are still offline after 24 hours, so you might as well watch DDO’s PAX East panel

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If you tried logging into Lord of the Rings Online or Dungeons and Dragons Online since yesterday morning, you're in for a bit of...

LOTRO Legendarium: Middle-earth’s world integrity is an endangered species in MMOs

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Back in 2018, Steven Spielberg adapted the popular novel Ready Player One into a film. It seemed like a great pairing: The master director...

Dungeons and Dragons Online has a date with Fred the Mindflayer, LOTRO updates delving rewards

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Depending on how your romantic life is these days, a date with a very nice mindflayer may be the swoony highlight of your spring....

The Stream Team: A spring (festival) fling in LOTRO

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It's been a while since Massively OP's MJ muddled about in Middle-earth, and she has missed it. With the Spring Festival in full force,...

Daybreak’s EverQuest II is archiving its old forums in favor of a new forum system – today

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We sure hope you didn't have any important business to conduct on the EverQuest II forums today as they're undergoing major surgery. Today. Daybreak...

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