standing stone games

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

Lord of the Rings Online starts Fate of Gundabad testing

While the first round of public testing has already concluded, Lord of the Rings Online: Fate of Gundabad's beta -- Update 31 -- kicked...

LOTRO Legendarium: Maximizing your character’s first 20 levels in Lord of the Rings Online

Probably more times than I can count, I have started up new characters in Lord of the Rings Online and gone through those oh-so-familiar...

Fallen Earth may be returning soon in ‘classic’ form

The other night in LOTRO kinship chat, we were discussing our favorite MMOs. When I mentioned Fallen Earth as one of mine, a friend...

Dungeons and Dragons Online offers up its latest preview of the epic destinies overhaul

Prepare for the blast and shockwave of Dungeons and Dragons Online's Update 51 because when this puppy lands, it's going to shake up the...

Lord of the Rings Online fixes traceries issues with Update 30

Confused Hobbits and Elves trying to navigate their way through LOTRO's new legendary item system may find some solace in the fact that SSG...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most chill MMO for when you want to relax?

Even as the video game industry keeps trying to go bigger, more epic, and more bombastic in its games, I've noticed that there's this...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 343: Mysterious and spoopy

Justin and Bree discuss Halloween MMOs, Path of Exile, Star Trek Online, Book of Travels' early access, DDO's freebies, LOTRO's latest patch, and the FFXIV Endwalker media tour, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, New World, and Book of Travels, plus a mailbag question on orbital video game enjoyment.

Choose My Adventure: Lord of the Rings Online might have been a bad choice for this column

So as that headline suggests, I probably mad a bad call adding Lord of the Rings Online as an option for a CMA column....

Lord of the Rings Online strives to shore up PvP content for ‘balance and accessibility’

The long-suffering PvMP -- that's "player vs. monster player" to you -- community in Lord of the Rings Online is getting an unexpected spotlight...

One Shots: Gnome mercy

For today's headline picture, I'll let Minimalistway explain why you have a pint-size Great Gnomeregan Run marathoner from World of Warcraft waving frantically at...

LOTRO Legendarium: Embracing the journey that is Lord of the Rings Online

I know that there are a whole lot of things I should be talking about Lord of the Rings Online in this week's space,...

Lord of the Rings Online’s revamped legendary item system is a hot mess

Lord of the Rings Online's long-awaited and much-needed overhaul to its legendary item system arrived earlier this week. But instead of succeeding in its...

Dungeons and Dragons Online gives away 48 quest packs, puts expansions on sale

What's better than 47 free quest packs handed to you with no strings attached? That's obvious: 48 free quest packs. Believe it or not,...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most painful or memorable bug you ever experienced in an MMO?

Witnessing all the folks upset over losing gear and trades to rollbacks over and over in Diablo II Resurrected made me reflect on some...

EverQuest and more Daybreak MMOs roll out Halloween 2021

EverQuest is having a good week: First Daybreak announced the game's next expansion, Terror of Luclin, and now it's rolled out the annual Halloween...

Dungeons and Dragons Online changes up its Halloween event to make it more flexible

Dungeons and Dragons Online's popular Halloween event, the Night Revels, made a return with this week's Update 50.4. But it's not the same-old Night...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO classes added later in a game’s lifespan ended up being amazing?

This week, Lord of the Rings Online players are getting to roll their first brand-new class -- the Brawler -- since the Beorning came...

LOTRO expansion pre-patch adds the Brawler class, legendary item revamp, and housing hook consolidation

While Standing Stone Games might not be calling today's Lord of the Rings Online update the expansion pre-patch, but... it's the Fate of Gundabad...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 342: From New World to Old Camelot

Justin and Chris discuss New World, LOTRO, Guild Wats 2, World of Warcraft, and Dark Age of Camelot, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and New World, plus mailbag topics on polling MMO players, out-of-game MMO promos, and 'managed decline' works for MMOs.

One Shots: Might as well be staring at the sun

Not surprisingly, there are hordes of Massively OP readers crawling over every square inch of the recently launched New World, often with their cameras...