standing stone games

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

The Daily Grind: How would you make a special MMO ruleset server?

Lately there's been some friction over in Lord of the Rings Online due to what players see as mishandling and miscommunication over...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 238: Ten years of free-to-play

Justin and Bree discuss DDO, Bless, Book of Travels, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, WoW Classic & Retail, Guild Wars 2, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on static endgames and genre labels.

Pirate holidays make landfall in LOTRO and World of Warcraft this week

Disclaimer: This author's family threw him a pirate-themed 30th birthday party and he walked the plank and it was definitely an amazing experience. Double...

LOTRO promises that Riders of Rohan won’t hit progression servers before next year

So back when Lord of the Rings Online originally launched the progression servers last November, Standing Stone Games said that it would unlock...

One Shots: What a view!

When you're visiting a California-class planet like Risa, you definitely need to bring along a few things. You'll want to pack sunscreen, a surprisingly...

LOTRO Legendarium: The bold life of a player chicken

When you get a little bored of the normal questing flow or dungeon hopping in Lord of the Rings Online, there are plenty...

Dungeons and Dragons Online dishes out anniversary gifts

While we usually convene here at Massively OP to discuss game launch anniversaries, today we have something slightly different: the launch of a business...

PSA: Lord of the Rings Online is slashing prices for the Helm’s Deep expansion

Lord of the Rings Online is notoriously reluctant to give any sort of price reductions for its expansions, so it's a good week...
Oh, please be all right.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 237: Fallen Earth’s final glorious sunset

Justin and Bree tackle Fallen Earth's sunset, WoW Classic, going back to Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, Astellia Online's monetization, CCP's new MMO, City of Heroes, and a mailbag question on swatting.

Dungeons and Dragon Online pumps out a Sharn-themed adventure pack

It's Patch Day for Dungeons and Dragons Online. So what does the GM have planned for adventurers in Eberron? Why, it's a...

The Stream Team: Beginning Dungeons and Dragons Online on Korthos

As Massively OP's MJ starts regular Dungeons and Dragons nights on OPTV, she felt it was a perfect time to start DDO from the...

Massively Overthinking: Do you ever feel guilty about ‘freeloading’ in a free-to-play MMO?

A few weeks back, Massively OP's Ben Griggs made an observation that I bet some readers can relate to. He mentioned that in his...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Legendary servers roll out 2011’s Rise of Isengard expansion

For the last week or two, Justin has been nervously playing Lord of the Rings Online's progression server, convinced that Standing Stone was...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 236: Guild Wars 2’s dragons and Vikings

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, WoW Classic, ArcheAge Unchained, PlanetSide Arena, Peria Chronicles, SWTOR, Conan Chop Chop, Last Oasis, Caravan Stories, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on improving boring MMO tasks.

The Daily Grind: Which class would you just love to port from one MMO to another?

Earlier this summer, Standing Stone Game announced a brand-new and unique class for Dungeons and Dragons Online: the Alchemist. No, it's not just...

Massively Uplifting: LOTRO community events, appreciative FFXIV fans, and making gaming accessible

Just because it's the hottest month of the year doesn't mean we don't want to bury ourselves in warm fuzzies! Positivity is always...
Oh, this... keeps my feelings where they were before, really.

Global Chat: MMO roleplaying explained for the rest of us

Game designer Brian Green has been on a writing streak as of late with a whole series of blog posts about roleplaying in...

Massively Overthinking: The future of WoW and WoW Classic

With WoW Classic finally launched, perfectly capping off the summer with jokes about queueing like it's 2004, we can't help but look to...

Perfect Ten: Ten weird things I’m relearning with WoW Classic

It's been a strange week. No - it's been a strange year in MMO gaming, all things considered. As I'm going through old

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert on the PlayStation 4 (and the PS Vita too!)

I needed a break from Black Desert after that disappointing enchant session I recounted in the last edition of the Desert Oasis column....

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