standing stone games

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

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 212: Harry Potter, progression servers, and No MMO’s Sky

Justin and Bree discuss the Harry Potter mobile MMOARG; progression servers for RIFT, LOTRO, and EverQuest; No Man's Sky's MMO ambitions; WoW 8.1.5; Blade & Soul's next big thing; and The Division 2's sleepy launch. With reader mail on factional divides, the death of playable races, and staying healthy while gaming.

LOTRO assembles a panel of experts to have a deep lore chat

There is nothing if not a whole lot of lore in Lord of the Rings. Tolkien's Middle-earth is positively brimming with it, after all,...

The Daily Grind: When have MMOs successfully put a clever spin on old tropes?

We can all point to the many, many video game and pop culture tropes that infest MMORPGs to both our amusement and annoyance. From...

LOTRO Dwarves delve too deep, progression players rush in to see

Dust off that goat and ride fiercely into Khazad-dûm, for the vast underground kingdom is finally open for business on Lord of...
Big time.

The Daily Grind: Has your MMO of choice ever had a major data loss?

When Justin mentioned to me on this week's podcast the rumor that Lord of the Rings Online's and Dungeons and Dragons Online's...

LOTRO’s progression server unlocks Moria this Thursday

A week after Lord of the Rings Online spent several consecutive days in the dark, the Tolkien MMORPG is preparing to send...
I still love you, robot.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 211: Carrying the Torchlight

Justin and Bree deep-dive Torchlight Frontiers and discuss Path of Exile's Synthesis, the great LOTRO and DDO outage of 2019, the impending end of Kritika Online and the Foundry system in Star Trek Online and Neverwinter, Guild Wars 2's warclaw, Alganon, and a mailbag topic about housing in MMOs.

LOTRO Legendarium: The return of skirmishes in Lord of the Rings Online

Out of all of Lord of the Rings Online's additional features that it has added post-launch, skirmishes have my vote as one of...

LOTRO and DDO are finally back online after nearly four days down

For a moment there, it looked as though the multi-day saga of LOTRO and DDO downtime was finally over. And then everything...

DDO and LOTRO’s one-day downtime is now at three days and counting

What began as a one-day downtime to work on a data center has now stretched into three days of offline status for both

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG for getting your character super drunk?

Fallout 76's dev blog a few weeks ago about its upcoming brewing and distilling skills - which are actually surprisingly detailed - got...

LOTRO and DDO downtime extends into its second day as datacenter work continues

While we knew that yesterday's extended downtime for both of Standing Stone Games' MMOs was going to be lengthy, initially there was hope that...

Dungeons and Dragons Online teases a new class and adventure packs to come in 2019

With both LOTRO and DDO down for most of today due to server work, there are plenty of MMO gamers looking for...

The Daily Grind: Does Neverwinter or DDO handle the D&D license better?

Ooh Justin, them's fightin' words! We don't often have the luxury of seeing two full-fledged MMORPGs handle the same intellectual property, especially in vastly different...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 210: The spice must flow

Justin and Bree discuss Funcom's Dune, Anarchy Online's prog, Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone, Atlas' wipe, Guild Wars 2's layoffs, DDO's Sharn expansion, and Outlaws of the Old West, with adventures in Eldevin, LOTRO, Paragon Chat, Trove, and SWG; a mailbag question on finding laid-back MMOs; and a sponsored segment on Black Desert.

Get an advance look at Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Tiefling

The excitement is ramping up for Dungeons and Dragons Online: Masterminds of Sharn, the spring expansion that's already in testing on the Lamannia server....

LOTRO and DDO are going offline for a day thanks to server work

Hobbits are taking an extended siesta this week in Lord of the Rings Online. On Monday, March 4th, the game is coming down for...
It goes clicky.

Global Chat: Off-the-cuff impressions of Anthem

If you like BioWare, high tech eye candy, blowing crap up, or riding the current wave of Hot New Game Releases, chances are that...

The MMO Bookclub devotes March to Tibia, Destiny 2, and Apex Legends

If you haven't been hanging out with the folks at MMO Bookclub lately, you may have missed a shift in the format that's...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO battles did you survive by the skin of your teeth?

There's nothing more exhilarating than emerging victorious from a fight that you thought you would lose. The other day I was mindlessly going through...

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