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

The MOP Up: Ragnarok Online EU is relaunching

Ragnarok Online is changing hands in Europe, and as part of that, the long-running fantasy MMO is relaunching with a different spin under...

The Stream Team: Listen to a little of Lord of the Rings Online’s annual Weatherstock

Last week offered a taste of the famed annual Weatherstock concert in LOTRO, and now you can experience the main show! Massively OP's...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offering is filling your summer hours?

We're only now in the middle of July, but so far it feels as though summer 2019 has been a non-stop rollercoaster of great...

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

The Stream Team: Enjoy a weekend of Weatherstock concerts in Lord of the Rings Online

Before Weatherstock comes the Weatherstock Concert Series. There are far too many bands in The Lord of the Rings Online to fit in the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five essential roleplaying tools for living in Lord of the Rings Online’s Middle-earth

While you can and will find roleplaying active in many MMOs, there's something very conducive to Lord of the Rings Online's design and...

That new Lord of the Rings MMORPG is still happening, now with Amazon’s New World team on board

Hey remember last September when Athlon Games - owned by Leyou Technologies, which also owns Warframe studio Digital Extremes - announced that it was...

Trademarks hint at big changes for Daybreak Game Company

Could Daybreak Game Company be about to split into two -- or more -- studios? Recent trademark filings on behalf of Daybreak suggest that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 228: Justin, interrupted

Justin and Bree discuss anticipated MMOs, Warframe, FFXIV, WoW Classic, Pagan Online, Fallout 76, RuneScape, Blue Protocol, and Elite Dangerous, with mailbag questions on how MMOs find audiences and how we pick which MMOs to cover.

Lord of the Rings Online shares its huge Update 24 soundtrack

One of the more underrated contributions to the MMORPG music scene these days is coming from a guy you may never have heard of:...

The Stream Team: Soaking up some Lord of the Rings summer festival

Is there a festival going on in LOTRO? Is there ever not? Massively OP's MJ is heading in to soak up some summer fun...

One Shots: Pointy things in space

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a multi-trillion credit starship that's in absolute mint condition! As you drive it off the lot,...
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The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is difficulty levels. This allowed the player to choose how hard...

Rock out in Lord of the Rings Online’s Shirefest 2019 music festival this weekend

Few MMORPGs offer music tools as robust as Lord of the Rings Online's, and this weekend, MMO players will prove it as they...

Lord of the Rings Online brings back a limited-time vendor after community uproar

If you've been collecting the Figments of Splendor currency in Lord of the Rings Online in hopes of trading them in for some...

Massively Uplifting: Charity comes in many forms for Bethesda, Square Enix, and Digital Extremes

Summer smiles -- get 'em while they're hot! If you are looking for a way to make your mood rise like the temperature, we've...

LOTRO Legendarium: Which Lore-master pet should you use?

Ever since the first year of Lord of the Rings Online's operation, I've always been head-over-heels for the Lore-master class. Everything about it...

Massively Overthinking: Always be achievin’ (in MMOs)

A while back, my husband and I were idly chatting about MMO achievements. Neither one of us is much of an achievement hunter, or...

Wandering Wraeclast: The wonderful world of Path of Exile’s Hideout housing

When I first started playing Path of Exile, I never envisioned that housing would become available. And not just housing, but good housing...

Perfect Ten: The MMORPGs boasting the most expansions

In 2018 alone, the MMORPG industry saw no less than 14 major expansions release for various titles, and in 2019 we've had at...

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