American studio known primarily for Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and the Asheron’s Call franchise.

The Stream Team: Paws and Peril and DDO’s 18th anniversary

One thing Massively OP's MJ has been very interested in since its release last December is DDO's Paws and Peril. How could she not...

Dungeons and Dragons Online celebrates 18th anniversary with free Dragon Lord archetype

The 18th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons Online hath arrived, and Standing Stone Games isn't taking this lightly -- especially during the Year of...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with interesting Guinness World Records

I never quite know how much stock to put in Guinness World Records. I guess it's somewhere between "for amusement value" and "stone cold...

LOTRO goes into a fourth round of Update 39 testing

Extensive testing of Lord of the Rings Online's Update 39 continues, as a fourth round of the beta activated this week. The promising news...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 459: A Gigantic return

Justin and Bree discuss Nightingale's launch, Gigantic's return, Guild Wars 2's Realm of Dreams, and Last Epoch's launch, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on Wagadu Chronicles and TTRPG-MMO crossovers.

LOTRO and DDO’s Standing Stone Games invites fans to a meetup during PAX East

If you're heading out to PAX East next month and have any affinity for Lord of the Rings Online or Dungeons and Dragons Online,...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever ruined an MMO character to the point of deletion?

I was hanging out in City of Heroes a few weeks back when someone in chat mentioned that back in the day, he had...

One Shots: What am I looking at here?

Sometimes a screenshot ends up in my lap that I stare at for a long time and still have no idea what's going on...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 ways LOTRO was vastly different at launch

While I would argue that Lord of the Rings Online has grown in a remarkably cohesive way since its launch, what we have here...

The Stream Team: Retrieving magical vineyard gems in Dungeons & Dragons Online

Even after Massively OP's MJ cleared the dangers in the DDO winery, she still can't get any wine from the Martikov family because they...

LOTRO activates two weeks of free gold Hobbit presents for subbers as it reshuffles spring schedule

Are you subscribed to LOTRO or coasting on a lifetime sub these days? Then consider this a friendly prompt to log into the game...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Update 39 contains a whole lot of class changes

Lord of the Rings Online's winter instance update went into a third round of testing this week with one of its four dungeons --...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 458: PlanetSide 2 in limbo

Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak selling PlanetSide, Nightingale's early access, Islands of Insight's launch, and NCsoft's financials with Guild Wars 2 and Throne & Liberty, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on features we want to see in features for Amazon's LOTR and ZeniMax's Star Wars MMOs.

Dungeons & Dragons Online begins taking applications for its next player council

The time for opinionated yet active fans of Dungeons & Dragons Online to perhaps gain the direct ear of Standing Stone Games is nigh,...
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The MOP Up: Undecember creates one-player raids

Just because you're a social pariah doesn't mean that you can't raid in Undecember! The hack-and-slash multiplayer RPG pumped out a new patch that...

One Shots: The mosh pit of friendship

I don't know about you, but when I get together with 75 of my closest friends, I like to crowd right up on them...

LOTRO Legendarium: Rethinking LOTRO’s landscape soldiers

In December 2009, Lord of the Rings Online added one of its most unique side systems with skirmishes. Not only were these instances flexible...

The Stream Team: The Final Vintage of Dungeons & Dragons Online

In true "run there, get that" MMO fashion, the next Dungeons and Dragons Online adventure in the Mists of Ravenloft saga is a chain...

Haven is a co-op focused MMORPG being built by Blizzard, EA, and Turbine veterans

Merriam-Webster defines the word "haven" as "a place of safety offering favorable opportunities or conditions," but one might argue that most MMORPGs aren't...
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Lord of the Rings Online pushes closer to Update 39’s release as it tests more dungeons

Could Lord of the Rings Online's Update 39 be coming very soon? It's starting to feel that way, especially as the instance-heavy patch goes...