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

The Stream Team: Birthday bash for MOP at LOTRO’s party tree!

Who knows how to party better than a Hobbit? It's Massively OP's fourth birthday today, so MJ is throwing a bash the party tree...
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Global Chat: Anthem makes first contact with gamers

The game on everyone's mind this month definitely has to be BioWare's Anthem. The studio's first new IP in a long time is...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is Moria amazing – or agonizing?

In about a month, Lord of the Rings Online's progression servers will unlock their first expansion and take us deep into the mines...

The day the music died: LOTRO nerfs Minstrels to the ground

Overpowered or powered-up fun? Lord of the Rings Online's Minstrel class was a fan favorite for many, but its strong performance, especially at...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 207: Bunny girls throughout Eorzea

Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, Legends of Aria, RuneScape, Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and Warframe, with mailbag topics on MMO endgames and battle royale modes in MMOs.

LOTRO hints at Minas Morgul with new skirmish event

One of the big content drops reportedly coming to Lord of the Rings Online this year is the opening of Minas Morgul --...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been to a concert in an MMO?

Slightly embarrassing story time: One of my favorite things to do in classic Star Wars Galaxies was sing. Yes, musicians and dancers were...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 206: This is our Anthem

Justin and Bree discuss MMO character creation systems, the Anthem demo mess, Ragnarok 2's abrupt development end, WoW's new raid, Daybreak's EverQuest franchise plans, Last Oasis, and Fallout 76, with mailbag questions on needlessly complicated MMOs and subs for maintenance mode games.

Lord of the Rings Online readies its next progression server unlock

For the past couple of months, Standing Stone Games hasn't spoken much on the status and future of Lord of the Rings Online's...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five lessons I’ve learned from replaying Shadows of Angmar

Over the past three months, I've been exclusively playing on the Anor progression server in Lord of the Rings Online. During that time,...

Perfect Ten: The worst MMORPG expansions of all time

A great MMO expansion brings so much to the table: fresh excitement for a game, new classes, innovative features, expanded vistas, additional races, and...
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Global Chat: The big question mark of Anthem

What's the biggest gaming unknown for you going into 2019? For MMO blogger Cary at Virtual Bastion, it's whether or not BioWare is going...

The Game Archaeologist: Fury

Back in 1997, Australian game developer Auran arrived onto the scene with the real-time strategy title Dark Reign. While it wasn't exactly Command & Conquer...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 204: SpatialOS spasms

Justin and Bree discuss the Unity vs. SpatialOS showdown, the Destiny 2 Activision split and investigation, Elite's massive event, big updates for Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, and LOTRO, plus our adventures in ESO, LOTRO, SWG, and DDO, and reader mail on games that don't click with you, the MMOs we'd like to see built, and video game eyeballs.

LOTRO Legendarium: A requiem for trait lines

Back in last October when Standing Stone Games announced that it would be launching the legendary server type, one of the most contentious points...

The best Massively OP MMO community polls of 2018

Polls are a quantitative sort of magic that we don’t often get from our other articles - at least when they aren’t being brigaded...
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Global Chat: Little things that add up to a great MMO

Ever find yourself running down a list of "little things" that impress you and keep you busy in an MMO when you're trying to...

One Shots: Bullet hell

If you ever find yourself staring down an impossible spray of projectiles and energy blasts flying every which way and you freeze like a...
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The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are enjoying a new lease on life these days?

Just because pretty much every MMO peaks pretty early and enjoys those 15 minutes of fame and glory before settling down with a family...

Global Chat: How do we fight early access disasters?

With the year in MMOs ending on a sour note due to the botched rollouts of both Fallout 76 and Atlas, blogger...

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