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

Lord of the Rings Online’s Midsummer Festival has returned

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Lord of the Rings Online's newest holiday, the Midsummer Festival, has returned for another bout of wedding-themed events. While Standing Stone Games isn't bringing...

The Daily Grind: Do promotional server rulesets hurt or help MMO communities?

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I was reading some interesting chatter on the Lord of the Rings Online forums following last week's announcement that SSG is rolling out two...

Lord of the Rings Online closes the doors to its Ithil progression server

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Today the sun sets over a small part of Lord of the Rings Online's Middle-earth, as Standing Stone Games is closing down its underpopulated...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 326: Lost Ark is finally found

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Justin and Bree discuss E3 2021, Book of Travels, Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76, Diablo II Resurrected, Sea of Thieves, Riders Republic, Transformers Heavy Metal, Albion Online, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, Lost Ark, Aion Classic, and LOTRO, with adventures in Sims 4, WoW Classic, SWG Legends, Crowfall, and Albion, plus a mailbag topic on difficulty walls in MMOs.
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Lord of the Rings Online previews its new speedy and plodding progression servers

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Even as Lord of the Rings Online shuts down its underpopulated Ithil legendary server this week, Standing Stone Games is preparing to launch a...

PSA: LOTRO’s Ithil progression server players have until June 15 to log in to their characters before shutdown

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Consider this a friendly reminder prompted by SSG's own friendly reminder of the impending shutdown of the Ithil progression server in Lord of the...

LOTRO’s community puts on a Shirefest concert series

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If you have some spare time this weekend and a hankering to enjoy good music amongst friends, make your way over to Lord of...

Lord of the Rings Online delays The Fall of Khazad-dûm raid’s tier rollout

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Good news for you, raiders of Lord of the Rings Online: Standing Stone is giving you more time to fail at The Fall of...
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MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

Standing Stone Games executive producer praises the longevity of Dungeons and Dragons Online

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It's been 15 years since Dungeons and Dragons Online has been released, and Standing Stone Games' executive producer Rob Ciccolini has been around for...

The Daily Grind: Do you have any clue what’s going on in your MMO’s storyline?

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Nobody likes to look stupid, so many times we'll keep our mouth shut instead of asking for clarification and explanation. I speak, of course,...

The Stream Team: Rescuing a prisoner of the mind in Dungeons & Dragons Online

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It took all night for Massively OP's MJ to make it through the underground fight club in DDO. (And she's still sore she didn't...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO prisons where you can do the time of your life

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Chillin' in the clink. Spending time in stony lonesome. Thrown into the slammer. Checking in to the big house. Doing (perfect) 10 to life...

LOTRO’s Update 30 releases with a new raid, zone, and storyline

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Do us a favor, yeah? Poke your neighborhood Hobbits out of their food-induced comas and tell them that Lord of the Rings Online has...

Massively Overthinking: Do you associate music with memory in MMOs?

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The other night, I tried to log in to the Star Wars Galaxies emu and the music hit me hard. See, I play SWG...

LOTRO Legendarium: How the landscape difficulty slider is changing the rules of the game

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For a long time now, one of the chief complaints about Lord of the Rings Online has been that... it's too easy. Players have...

The Daily Grind: What’s your pie-in-the-sky wish list for MMO features?

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A tab-targeting combat system for Elder Scrolls Online. Real player housing for World of Warcraft. Text chat and guilds for Fallout 76. A simplified...

Dungeons and Dragons Online brings the Crystal Cove event back through June 13

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Today in low-effort MMO update news, Dungeons and Dragons Online has made a single line-length proclamation to players of the MMORPG: "Crystal Cove has...

Perfect Ten: MMO quests where you literally kill 10 rats

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Webster's Dictionary describes "kill 10 rats" as "something nerds do, now shut up and read a few intelligent words." I think the editors are...

Lord of the Rings Online tests landscape difficulty slider, ‘significant’ skill adjustments

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The on-again, off-again testing of Lord of the Rings Online's Update 30 is back on, and this time Bullroarer has a special surprise preview:...

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