standing stone games

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

The Stream Team: Disrupting the duergar mining in Dungeons & Dragons Online

As Massively OP's MJ continues to help the island spa manager in DDO, her adventures lead deeper into the island -- deeper underground! She...

Lord of the Rings Online’s next two zones leak as Embracer buys up rights to the LOTR franchise

There's a big announcement on the horizon for Lord of the Rings Online -- but it may have just been leaked from the game's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 385: Dungeons & Delays

Justin and Bree discuss NCsoft, Aion 2, Guild Wars 2, Throne & Liberty, Nightingale, Path of Exile 2, and DDO, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and RIFT, plus mailbag topics on playable pandas and MMO housekeeping.

The Daily Grind: How much time do you spend inventory-fussing in MMOs?

A few weeks back, Lord of the Rings Online puts its crafting carry-alls on sale for 75% off. It's over now, so don't go...
pants plz

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO guild you’ve ever been in?

At this point in my MMO career, I've been in scores of guilds -- perhaps hundreds, if you count quick trials when I tested...

These LOTRO community videos will make you want to play the game again

I'll admit to a super-soft spot when it comes to Lord of the Rings Online. It's my home MMO, I talk about it way...
We have Thanos at home.

Massively Overthinking: What’s so bad about comfort zones in MMOs?

If you've been following the MMORPG meta for a long time, particularly in World of Warcraft, you know there's corner of the industry convinced...

Lord of the Rings Online opens free Anor transfers and packs its bags for Devcom

Lord of the Rings Online's first progression server is winding down toward its closure at the end of the month. As part of this...

Dungeons and Dragons begins testing ‘funky fresh’ class archetypes

We feel quite comfortable in stating that Dungeons and Dragons Online has one of the most complex and customizable character builds in the entire...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 384: The World of Warcraft we’ll never see

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard's financials, the canceled WoW mobile MMO, LOTRO remastered, the Riot MMO, and Legends of Aria's monetization, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and Fallout 76, plus a voicemail wishing for an MMO amnesia button.

Lord of the Rings Online brings around the Farmers Faire once more

It's time to celebrate summer in Lord of the Rings Online, and what better way to celebrate than with the Farmers Faire? There is...

Global Chat: Is Phantasy Star Online 2 a shallow MMO?

In a recent post on trying out Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, blogger Virtual Bastion made the observation that the MMO offered "slick...

Lord of the Rings Online is working on ‘remastered’ graphics, delving, and alt leveling path

While Lord of the Rings Online is down a producer, it still has an executive producer overseeing the vision of the long-running MMO. Yesterday,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking the new class/race combos by excitement factor

As we trek through the dog days of summer, the most exciting thing on the horizon for Lord of the Rings Online has to...

Middle-earth Enterprises sends cease-and-desist letter to LOTRO rogue server project

Some Lord of the Rings Online players may have been aware of an unofficial rogue server project that was set to release this month...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 383: New World strikes up the band

On this week’s episode, Bree and Justin talk about New World's summer update, SWTOR's Digging Deeper storyline, Diablo Immortal's unstoppable profit train, speculation on...

Lord of the Rings Online’s free Anor transfers are ‘incoming’ prior to its late August shutdown

The clock is ticking down to the closure of Lord of the Rings Online's original legendary server, and residents are getting a little antsy...

One Shots: You’ll never be this exalted

For your average farmer or scribe in Guild Wars 2's world, they'll never find themselves in the presence of so much swirly, sparkly awesomeness...

Dungeons and Dragons Online sics hounds from hell on permadeath adventurers

Dungeons and Dragons Online players who eagerly jumped into the latest hardcore league run are finding that it's a little more difficult than they...

Dungeons and Dragons Online’s latest Hardcore League season is officially underway

Dungeons and Dragons Online players of a certain stripe are likely already familiar with this bit of news, but just in case they aren't,...