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The Daily Grind: Which MMO have you played the longest?

Is it a disheartening or an uplifting activity to check your /played for an MMO? I usually think it's astonishing that I've been able...

The Daily Grind: Do you feel more epic fighting big mobs in MMOs?

I can't say I feel particularly heroic in MMOs when I’m slaughtering 10 rats, in the case of Lord of the Rings Online,...

Jukebox Heroes: MMO tracks to make your heart happy

Music doesn't just speak to emotion; it often evokes it, conjuring it out of thin air with notes and tones and those squiggly lines...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best cosmetics system?

Cosmetics, costumes, transmogrification, appearance tab -- whatever you want to call them, cosmetic systems are a big deal in MMORPGs in 2016. While you...
But now, it's more money.

Lord of the Rings Online gives players the first taste of Update 18

The next update to Lord of the Rings Online is not here just yet, but it is in its testing stage, and that...

One Shots: Impish greetings

First contact with native tribes and species in MMOs hardly ever goes the diplomatic route; usually there's a lot of stabbing, fire-setting, plundering, and...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has grown the best over time?

In my opinion, a good MMO expansion doesn't just pile on new features but genuinely enhances and organically blends in with the established game...
EverQuest

The Daily Grind: Where are all the MMORPG themeparks?

A reader named Rogbarz emailed us toward the end of last year, lamenting the fact that we have a lot of upcoming indie games...

One Shots: Hook, line, and sinker

Personally, I don't get the appeal of fishing in MMOs, mostly because I get super-fidgety if I have to stand still in-game for long...
Wow, positive.

Perfect Ten: Awesome (and unique) MMORPG classes

Class-based systems are one of those holdovers from tabletop RPGs that work surprisingly well in MMOs. I basically put up with class systems in...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World really needs player music

Sing us a song, you're the piano man. Except, you can't -- not in The Secret World. That's because there is no player...

Turbine cancels plans for EU-based LOTRO datacenter

Turbine Executive Producer Athena "Vyvyanne" Peters has bad news for Lord of the Rings Online players in Europe: Your game servers aren't...

Massively OP’s guide to MMO podcasts

Podcasts are certainly splendid means of feeding one's MMO interests and keeping in touch with the news and community. It's always great to hear...
Overpowered.

Lord of the Rings Online immortalized on game show Jeopardy

MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online was the subject of a Jeopardy College Championships question last night. https://twitter.com/lotro/status/698168523722350593 Apparently the first contestant to ring in...

Jukebox Heroes: Six soundtracks from MMOs that never launched

As an MMO fan, there are few things as sad as a promising game being killed in development without seeing the light of a...

Global Chat: Oculus Rift, GW2’s philosophy shift, and emulator exploration

The high cost of Oculus Rift brought a lot of discussion to the MMO blogosphere recently, with writers taking sides for and against...
LotRO

Lord of the Rings Online’s latest patch expands Minas Tirith questing

Lord of the Rings Online is releasing a medium-weight patch today tailored to Minas Tirith gameplay. Of note, there are new quests scattered...
big air

Massively OP Podcast Episode 47: The sky’s the limit!

Justin and Bree discuss Diablo III, Guild Wars 2, Blade & Soul, Elder Scroll Online, TERA, and LOTRO, with mailbag questions on a LOTRO reboot and volunteer worlds.

Lord of the Rings Online’s server woes continue

Days after Lord of the Rings Online moved to its new datacenter, the game is still being plagued by server issues that...

LOTRO’s new datacenter causes login headaches

Lord of the Rings Online's move to its new datacenter yesterday triggered a few significant issues that were unseen by the dev team...

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