turbine

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

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LOTRO tests new Anvil of Winterstith raid, Beorning and Burglar changes

Would you rather be mauled by a bear or backstabbed by a Burglar? Either way, your hypothetical future is about to get a lot...

Lord of the Rings Online addresses player suggestions, basks in the glow of college class presentations

Lord of the Rings Online players collaborated recently on a list of suggestions for fixes and features in the MMO, and Standing Stone...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 200: Daybreak strikes back

Justin and Bree celebrate 200 episodes with discussion on site memories, plus Daybreak, Wildcard's Atlas, Ashes of Creation, Warframe, LOTRO and DDO, and Path of Exile, with mailbag topics on finding time to game and how studios should manage hype.

Lord of the Rings Online offers an everything-in-one $200 bundle

There's a pretty strong opinion out there that Lord of the Rings Online's lifetime subscription was one of the best such subs in...

Lord of the Rings Online cultivates better lootboxes for impatient Elves

We all know that if there's an important bug in an MMO, developers will get around to fixing it... sooner or later. But if...

One Shots: Hobbit herbal hobbies

If Hobbits are seen as being generally lazy creatures that gobble up their weight in food every day, then how come they have such...

LOTRO composer Chance Thomas loses sound company over ponzi scheme

Many Lord of the Rings Online fans are well acquainted with Chance Thomas. While not the only composer for the MMO, his work...

LOTRO Legendarium: Taking a fresh look at Lord of the Rings Online’s early zones

One of the unexpected benefits of jumping onto Lord of the Rings Online new progression servers is that it's giving many of us...

Leaderboard: How much does an MMO’s IP influence your interest in it?

Here's a fun thought exercise: What if standard assumptions about IPs and games is wrong? To hear some people tell it, games like
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what...

Global Chat: Saying farewell to a fellow MMO blogger

The MMO blogging community is a pretty tight-knit one. Most of us know each other (or of each other) and read each other's blogs...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 198: Manatee… in… spaaace!

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard, LOTRO, Fallout 76, Star Citizen, H1Z1, City of Heroes, Elite Dangerous, Legends of Aria, and computer upgrades.

Global Chat: Investigating LOTRO’s progression servers

The new Lord of the Rings Online progression servers are proving to be of significant interest to MMO players and bloggers alike, with...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO NPC do you hate with an undying passion?

Sara Oakheart. Let me tell you about Sara Oakheart. If you haven't ever played Lord of the Rings Online, you wouldn't have a...
Not paying attention is not a mark of honor.

Massively OP’s guide to MMO Thanksgiving 2018

Unlike with Halloween and Christmas, it seems like MMORPG developers never quite know what to do with the Thanksgiving holiday. Vastly fewer games celebrate...
Still crazy after all these years.

The Daily Grind: What great MMO grouping experiences have you had lately?

One gaming night that I look forward to every week is Friday evening, because I know that then I'll be dropping all other MMO...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 197: Crawl out through the fallout

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss FFXIV's Fanfest, Fallout 76, Hellgate, WildStar, plus patches for Black Desert, EVE, Secret World Legends, ArcheAge, TERA, and EverQuest II, with mail on MMO difficulty settings.

LOTRO Legendarium: Starting on a legendary journey

Part of me was laughing at myself. Here I was, a grown man, shuffling around my weekly schedule to come home in the middle...

Battle Bards Episode 132: Steampunk

Steam-powered tech, airships, clockwork machines, and automata are the source of inspiration for this week’s episode of Battle Bards! The team scrounged the landscape...

LOTRO brings back Bingo, blots out bleeds

Everybody's favorite hard-drinking, crazy-swimming Hobbit is back in Lord of the Rings Online. Standing Stone Games brought Bingo Boffin and his questline...

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