standing stone games

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

LOTRO Legendarium: Six suggestions to improve LOTRO’s business model

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First of all, I want to give praise where it's due: Lord of the Rings Online has done a great job in 2021 shedding...

A new ‘Treasure Bugan’ event spices up LOTRO’s dungeon runs

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Lord of the Rings Online is filled to the brim with instances, but weirdly enough, not as many players use the instance finder as...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 331: The transparency episode

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Chronicles of Elyria, Camelot Unchained, Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Swords of Legends Online, Elyon, Warframe, and Path of Exile, with adventures in FFXIV, WoW Classic, LOTRO, and Albion Online, plus mailbag topics on Crowfall's marketing and its roleplay problem.

Relive LOTRO’s Weatherstock XIII player concert series with these videos

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This past weekend, Hobbits and Elves (and other Free Peoples of Middle-earth) put down their swords and took up lutes, drums, and oboes for...

One Shots: A back warmer for cramps

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When you're rocking some bad back pain or a spite of cramps, it certainly helps to have something warm to rest against. Loosens up...

LOTRO Legendarium: What returning to LOTRO feels like

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I don't think that I have ever rage-quit Lord of the Rings Online, but I certainly have put it down often enough. That's pretty...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most useful MMO tidbit you’ve learned recently?

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No matter how long I've spent playing an MMORPG, there seems to be no end to the new things I can learn about any...

LOTRO considers improving its business model as players present Weatherstock XIII

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After years of guarded communication, Lord of the Rings Online’s fanbase has a new champion in Producer Oleg “Raninia” Brodskiy, who joined SSG a...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: MMOs with the noisiest fanbases

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In my particular neck of the woods, there are a lot of big fans of the Boston Red Sox. There's also something of a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 330: Swords of Crows Online

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Justin and Bree discuss the launches of Crowfall and Swords of Legends Online, Fallout 76, WoW's story mess, and Elite Dangerous, with adventures in Albion Online, LOTRO, SWG Legends, Crowfall, WoW Classic, and FFXIV, plus a quick mailbag topic on Albion crafting.

Dungeons and Dragons Online previews Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

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If there is one constant in the gaming universe, it's that developers love their quest title puns... and their alliterations. We don't blame Dungeons...

Global Chat: Exuberant over SWTOR’s combat styles

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The recent announcement of this fall's Legacy of the Sith expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic has (as expansion announcements tend to do)...
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The Game Archaeologist: Why 2008 was one of the wildest years for MMORPGs

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In the relatively short history of MMORPGs so far, there have been a few years that I would say were watershed moments for the...

Massively Overthinking: Which of the summer MMO launches captured your time and attention?

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OK folks: We're in the thick of summer now, a summer that's seen an endless parade of MMO launches, mobile ports, expansions, classic servers,...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

LOTRO’s Classic server ‘wouldn’t work’ with current tech, SSG says

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Standing Stone Games is probably getting sick of being asked all of the time about a Lord of the Rings Online classic server. Despite...

LOTRO producer talks Gundabad, Brawler, and LI revamp in new stream

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Lord of the Rings Online's new producer, Oleg "Raninia" Brodskiy, is helping SSG make big strides toward becoming more communicative and transparent ever since...

LOTRO Legendarium: A tale of two progression servers

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Truly, this is a momentous week in the history of Lord of the Rings Online, if for nothing else than the addition of two...

Dungeons and Dragons Online activates its Halloween event a tad early

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You know how some people liven up the summer months by throwing a Christmas in July? Well, Dungeons and Dragons Online is doing something...

Dungeons and Dragons Online wraps up its fourth permadeath server run

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It's a small measure of irony to announce that a permadeath server has itself closed down, but that's just us amusing ourselves. In any...

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