standing stone games

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

LOTRO starts testing player housing improvements

One of the most requested and most delayed requests by the Lord of the Rings Online community over the years is a revamp...
I'll just leave, if I want.

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite MMO magic system?

While there are plenty of similarities among magic systems in MMOs (hey, how about you cast another fireball? There you go, champ!), there is...

Dungeons and Dragons Online hypes Dragonborn race, Ravenloft expansion, and sentient weapons

In 2017, Dungeons and Dragons Online will officially add its third campaign setting to its melting pot with Ravenloft. Executive Producer Rob...

Massively OP Interview: Standing Stone on LOTRO, DDO, and Daybreak

It's been quite a month since Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online announced that they were breaking off from...

Dungeons and Dragons Online starts testing Update 34’s Tower of Frost

The first big content update for Dungeons and Dragons Online is being put through its paces on the test server right now, which...
There are indeed feelings I get when I look to the west.

Choose My Adventure: The most depressing road trip in Lord of the Rings Online

You know, if my first exposure to Elves had been in Lord of the Rings Online, I would probably think that they were...
So there won't be any of this.

Wizards of the Coast forms new digital games studio led by Jeffrey Steefel

Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons might be getting an online upgrade in the near future. In a letter written this week to...
My life is not fun.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most unclear futures in 2017

A little while back, I took a look at the healthiest games in the MMO space at this time. That was a nice,...

Global Chat: Elder Scrolls Online renaissance

As I peruse a hundred or so community blog posts every day, it's fascinating to me to see what games the MMO blogosphere as...

LOTRO Legendarium: My LOTRO wishlist for 2017

Ever since I've been covering Lord of the Rings Online for this site (dating back to 2010!), I've had a tradition of kicking...
Wake me up when the Hobbit films end.

Choose My Adventure: Starting my journey in Lord of the Rings Online

If I had to guess which tabletop roleplaying game I was going to associate with Lord of the Rings Online, I really wouldn't have...

Standing Stone on LOTRO’s 10th anniversary, Mordor expansion, and studio move

In a new interview with LOTRO Players, Standing Stone Games CM Cordovan gave fans a sneak peek at the big projects...

Global Chat Extra: In remembrance of Landmark

Obviously, the reverberations of the news of Landmark's closure continue to be seen across the MMO community, including in our own comments...
A bigger and blacker... oh, god, the jokes are really accidental.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most intellectual MMORPG?

We got a wonderful "deep thoughts" email from reader James earlier this week that serves as the backdrop for this morning's Daily Grind. "It...

The MOP Up: A marriage forged in hell (January 8, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Leaderboard: Which Daybreak MMO is most vulnerable in 2017?

In February 2015, following the SOE/Daybreak transition and ensuing mass layoffs, we polled our readers on the security of the rest of the studio's...

One Shots: The Reaper comes for all MMOs

In light of this past week's sad Landmark news, it's perhaps too on-the-nose that I asked for players to send in pictures of...

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned for Daybreak’s other MMORPGs?

Last night's startling news that Daybreak plans to sunset Landmark abruptly in February (while forbidding player emulators) sent the MMORPG community into... I'll...
Anyway here's Wonderwall.

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and wishes for MMORPGs in the new year

One of the frustrating bits about our end-of-the-year content rollouts is that sometimes predictions and story roundups can come across as negative. It's...

Watch the recording of the Tolkien Professor’s inaugural LOTRO lecture

Who wants to go back to school? What if it's free? What if it's in a video game? Yes, as promised, Corey "The...

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