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Vague Patch Notes: Defining classic servers and progression servers for MMOs

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Something that I've been thinking about a lot over the past few days - for no particular reason - is the idea of classic...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Harvestmath has officially arrived for spooky season

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One of the very best Halloween festivals in the MMO genre is live now, as Harvestmath has launched for Lord of the Rings Online...

Lord of the Rings Online shuts down its Anor server today, but characters are retrievable through Dec 31

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It's the end of an era for Lord of the Rings Online, as the game's original progression server comes to the end of its...

Lord of the Rings Online opens free Anor transfers and packs its bags for Devcom

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Lord of the Rings Online's first progression server is winding down toward its closure at the end of the month. As part of this...

EverQuest completes server merge, plans beta for 29th expansion in October

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Hot on the heels of EverQuest II's producer letter, Darkpaw Head of Studio Jenn Chan is back with one for EverQuest II's elder sibling....
HASHTAG A WIDE VARIETY OF CHANGES

World of Warcraft: Classic brings Naxxramas to Season of Mastery on July 28

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If you have a deep and long-standing love of invading Kel'thuzad's crash pad in World of Warcraft, you're probably going to be among those...

LOTRO Legendarium: Evaluating Lord of the Rings Online’s legendary servers, four years later

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When Lord of the Rings Online released its first -- and, quickly thereafter, its second -- legendary server back in 2018, it was one...

LOTRO pushes Shadowfax and Treebeard forward, defends expanding class and race combos

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With Anor closing in August, Ithil already closed, and no new legendary worlds planned for the near future, the options for a progression server...

LOTRO Legendarium: Embracing Lord of the Rings Online’s new class/race combos

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Lord of the Rings Online's July through September edition of the Producer's Letter appeared this week, hauling along with it some disappointment, some intrigue,...

Lord of the Rings Online previews summer content and race/class combos, will sunset Anor server in August

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Lord of the Rings Online's latest producer letter dropped this afternoon with the outlook for the July to September quarter - and it's packed...

EverQuest II starts its Summer Jubilee with Tinkerfest’s return, EverQuest brings back Hardcore Heritage

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Generally speaking, the elder statesmen of our genre are some of the more "hardcore" titles by mere dint of their age and some creaky...

Classic EverQuest launches speed-unlock and ‘true-box’ progression servers

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EverQuest II isn't the only EverQuest getting a progression server this week - in fact, its elder sibling EverQuest is getting two, and both...

EverQuest II opens its new Varsoon progression server

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If the slate of advertisements on this very site wasn't a clue already, know that a new progression server for EverQuest II known as...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best format for an MMO headstart?

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In his retrospective on Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary, MOP's Justin penned a paragraph about a part of the launch of the...
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EverQuest II’s newest progression server, Varsoon, opens its doors May 24

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Last month, Daybreak revealed that EverQuest II was destined to launch a new time-locked expansion server in May. It hit beta last week, and...

EverQuest prepares to merge older progression servers in June

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Two of EverQuest's progression servers are almost to the end their run, and as a result, they are ready to be absorbed into the...
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Lord of the Rings Online kicks off its second legendary item season with donkeys and dances

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After a rather lengthy maiden run, the first season of Lord of the Rings Online's legendary item reward track came to an end yesterday,...

Aion Classic gets its 2.0 update with new zones, new instances, and a level cap increase on May 25

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The next major step forward for the Aion Classic progression server is on the horizon. In fact, the devs are going so far as...
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Massively Overthinking: The WoW Dragonflight and Wrath Classic roundtable

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So this week's Massively Overthinking is going to cautiously stick a paw into the beehive of World of Warcraft, thanks to the reveal of...

Lord of the Rings Online promotes its Anor server to Minas Morgul status

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Lord of the Rings Online's first progression (or "legendary") server is catching up to the regular servers, slowly but surely. In fact, today the...

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