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Lord of the Rings Online starts Yuletide, improves PvP, and unlocks progression Gondor

The term "kitchen sink" gets tossed around by a lot of people who have very little experience with installing sinks, such as yours truly....
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WoW Factor: The five paths forward for WoW Classic

Throughout its lifespan, WoW Classic has had an interesting relationship with the future. Not just because it is and always was an explicitly back-looking piece...

LOTRO Legendarium: How to make Lord of the Rings Online Classic work

Twice now this year we have heard from Standing Stone Games' Jeff Libby that, no, a hypothetical LOTRO Classic isn't in the works, nor...

The Daily Grind: What MMO really shouldn’t attempt a classic server?

Back in August, Standing Stone Games told players to stop trying to make a classic Lord of the Rings Online server happen. It is...

Leaderboard: Are you tempted by Ultima Online’s New Legacy server?

So here's a fun fact for you: While vanilla, legacy, and progression servers have been all the rage for the last five years or...

Jukebox Heroes: It’s time to turn your MMO’s music back on

We're going to take a detour from our tour of various MMO soundtracks to talk about one of the most common statements I hear...

LOTRO and DDO re-enables character transfers, Wayfinder suffers three-week rollback [Updated]

We've got a bit of good news, bad news, and really bad news for those looking to hop servers in Lord of the Rings...

Lord of the Rings Online opens the doors to Rohan housing and Helm’s Deep

It's always a momentous occasion in Lord of the Rings Online when a brand-new type of housing is added to the servers, and today's...

Lord of the Rings Online previews Rohan housing, re-enables world chat

Life is starting to get back to normal in the bruised and battered Lord of the Rings Online. Following the server troubles of the...

Lord of the Rings Online is about to host a royal wedding — and fix epic battles

The long-awaited wedding of King Aragorn to Arwen is about ready to happen in Lord of the Rings Online -- possibly as early as...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 276: Opening the doors to Torchlight III and New World

Justin and Bree discuss New World, Torchlight III, EVE Online, Phantasy Star Online 2, Playable Worlds, ArcheAge, EverQuest, and EverQuest II, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on moderating chat toxicity and the impact of modding on games like Fallout 76.

EverQuest’s Aradune progression server reportedly begins to stabilize

Last week we chronicled the issues of the Aradune progression server, which faced some massive queue problems at launch. About a week's worth of...

EverQuest’s new Aradune server struggles with nasty queues

Not to be left out of the launch fiascos of last week, EverQuest is struggling in getting its two new progression servers operating the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 273: ArcheAge Unraveled

Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge Unchained, PSO2 PC, Elder Scrolls Online's Greymoor, Guild Wars 2's No Quarter, EverQuest, Daybreak, Sea of Thieves, and EVE Echoes, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, ESO, and Fallout 76, plus mailbag topics on rogue server security and digital rights.

EverQuesting: EverQuest II’s Blood of Luclin offers an aggravating lesson on gated MMO content

To the moon, Alice! Well, I may not be Alice, but I did go straight to the moon. EverQuest II's Blood of Luclin expansion...
Just the same thing but forever.

EverQuest is adding two new time-locked progression servers, Aradune and Rizlona, launching May 27

If you like to hop back to the olden days of EverQuest, to feel the game evolve from launch to very slightly after launch,...

EverQuest II adds Echoes of Faydwer mid-content to the progression server and adjusts the Diaku Corral

A new update is going live in EverQuest II with something for those who are playing the regular game and the Kaladim time-limited expansion...

EverQuest opens up its progression servers to everyone for a month

While Daybreak is about the most enthusiastic studio you'll ever see when it comes to rolling out alternate ruleset servers for its MMORPGs, the...

EverQuesting: Looking back at EverQuest’s 21st year

There are landmark years, and then there are landmark years. (Not to be confused with Landmark, which has been gone for years.) You can...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s Hytbold experiment

The landscape of any long-running MMORPG is bound to be littered with various developer experiments that were tried and later abandoned. Lord of the...