standing stone games

American studio known primarily for Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online.

The Daily Grind: What’s one change that would make an MMO infinitely better?

Since most of us moonlight as armchair developers, it's certainly crossed our minds that any particular MMO has a vital flaw or two. The...

Dungeons and Dragons Online hands out free questing coupons to all

I've long held the opinion that Dungeons and Dragons Online is one of the more underrated MMORPGs on the market, especially with its narration,...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming looks at Lord of the Rings Online

In an era of armchair warriors, we bring you Backseat Streamers! Here, Massively OP’s Chris and MJ get to take a backseat and watch...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Return to Carn Dûm launches today with new dungeons and the Warden/Captain revamps

It's patch day for Lord of the Rings Online, and update 35 is is no small patch: It's Return to Carn Dûm, which rolls...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 414: EverQuesting on and on

Justin and Bree discuss Diablo IV, World of Warcraft, SWG Legends, Destiny 2, Star Citizen, EverQuest, LOTRO, and Elder Scrolls Online, with mailbag topics on extreme MMO zones and puzzles in MMOs.

The Daily Grind: Do you still craft in MMOs where crafting is pointless?

I could swap out the words "craft" and "crafting" in the question in today's Daily Grind topic and I think the same point would...
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Lord of the Rings Online talks crafting vocations, recipes, and guild rep decay

Lord of the Rings Online crafters, listen up, all two of you! OK, three of you if I count myself! I kid, I kid,...

Global Chat: Are we gaming in the ‘Age of Diablo?’

With Diablo II's remake on the market, Diablo III's continuing seasons, Diablo Immortal's patches, and Diablo IV on the way this summer, it's not...

LOTRO Legendarium: 16 more fun places to visit in LOTRO’s Minas Tirith

Last week we began our thorough tour through Lord of the Rings Online's largest city, Minas Tirith, combing through the first three tiers in...
Find the path.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts your greatest number of account unlocks?

MMO account unlocks: You know they're one of the most powerful legal narcotics of the video game age. By pre-ordering this title, snapping up...

WoW Classic’s permadeath community may be prompting Blizzard to create a new ruleset

While the thrill and buzz around WoW Classic has fallen off sharply in the past half-year, there's a segment that's actually on the rise...

The Stream Team: Beautiful Nightmares of Planar Eyes in Dungeons & Dragons Online

For many weeks, Massively OP's MJ and the D&D night crew have been working their way through the Peril of the Planar Eyes quest...
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Perfect Ten: 10 pieces of striking MMO cover art

Earlier this year, MMO Folklorist posted a rather intriguing article about the 10 best MMO box art designs -- at least in his opinion....
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The Daily Grind: What could MMO studios do to add value to their subscriptions?

When Blizzard first announced World of Warcraft's trading post and yet didn't actually include anything particularly objectionable, pay-to-win, or RMT, I thought it seemed...

LOTRO Legendarium: 17 groovy places to visit in LOTRO’s Minas Tirith

Minas Tirith: The White City and the bane of server-side lag. The place of a thousand side quests and of a thousand-and-one times that...

Lord of the Rings Online makes Before the Shadow mini-expansion available for in-game currency

As promised, Lord of the Rings Online's recent mini-expansion is now available to purchase with LOTRO Points as well as a credit card. To...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have characters that don’t quite match the gameworld they’re in?

A while back, the MOP team was chatting about Chris' foray into house ownership in Final Fantasy XIV. I was actually kind of surprised...

Lord of the Rings Online players are putting on a 30-person adaptation of Sondheim’s Into the Woods this weekend

One of my favorite memories in MMOs is participating in plays and musicals, something I first saw people doing in Ultima Online in 1997...

Dungeons and Dragons Online is what killed the party dinosaurs

Woe be unto the age in which we live, for the light of frivolity is lessening and the night grows ever longer thanks to...

Lord of the Rings Online wraps up another leg of update 35 testing with revamp of The Last Homely House

Even as the spring festival begins today, Lord of the Rings Online's devs are back on Bullroarer testing update 35: The Return to Carn...