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

LOTRO Legendarium: How can LOTRO become more alt-friendly?

Lord of the Rings Online has so much to offer players, from an expansive world to thousands of quests to, um, chicken soccer. But...

Massively Overthinking: Do you need to be the hero in MMOs?

MMORPG developer Raph Koster recently tweeted that he'd had a "debate with some devs who asserted that videogames require the player to be the...

Check out this amazing player-created trailer for LOTRO’s Mordor expansion

Do you remember back in 2017 when Lord of the Rings Online released that embarrassingly bad trailer for the Mordor expansion that was in...

Lord of the Rings Online starts testing its mid-level Wildwood update

As Lord of the Rings Online players wait in breathless anticipation of this year's producer's letter (soon! soon!), the game's first major update of...

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about wings on MMO characters?

I know that we get into some pretty esoteric topics here in The Daily Grind, but this may take the cake. Wings. Wings on...

Lord of the Rings Online hedges on new server, rolls out Ill Omens event

Astute Lord of the Rings Online players may have noticed that one promise from last year's producer's letter never came to be, which was...

The Stream Team: The Tide Turns is the real finale of DDO’s pirate saga

Massively OP's MJ may have said that last time was the last time for DDO's pirate saga. However, today is the real last time!...

The Daily Grind: Are lifetime subs in MMOs still worth it in 2021?

MOP reader Kaz sent us a note over the weekend alerting us that Star Trek Online's lifetime sub just so happens to be half...

LOTRO’s upcoming Wildwood content drop won’t be a ‘mini-expansion’

Last fall's move to start charging every Lord of the Rings Online player -- including subscribers -- for what was a glorified content update...

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking Lord of the Rings Online’s Eriador zones from worst to best

Probably like many of you, I have gone through the initial zones in Lord of the Rings Online more times than I can count...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 307: Blackwood barges into town

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood, Fallout 76, Star Trek Online, Magic Legends, the GameStop stock thing, and Amazon Game Studios' mess, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, SWG Legends, and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on questing vs. grinding.

Lord of the Rings Online’s latest update has broken the patcher for older OS users — here’s how to fix it

This news is for those players of Lord of the Rings Online who are playing the game on a PC running Windows 7 or...

LOTRO patches further adjustments to troubled legendary item grind

With the third round of changes regarding legendary items in Lord of the Rings Online arrives, the community still isn't having it with SSG's...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot’s 2021 roadmap

For an older MMORPG, Dark Age of Camelot isn't resting on its cyber-laurels. The RvR title posted its initial plans for 2021, and all...

Global Chat: Amazing quality-of-life MMO mechanics

Little things can mean a whole lot, especially if they impact your gameplay for the better. MMO blogger Contains Moderate Peril wrote a list...

One Shots: Where do you find penguin wear?

When you head out to the final frontier in Star Citizen, make sure that you take your favorite, um, penguin? Sure, that sounds like...

The Stream Team: The Epicness of LOTRO’s Mirkwood

There are a number of books of LOTRO's epic story that Massively OP's MJ hasn't finished, but until she wraps up the Mirkwood one,...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 306: Money makes the MMOs go ’round

Justin and Bree discuss Pantheon, the KingsIsle and Jagex buyouts, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbox topics on underwater combat and choosing between MMO subs.

One Shots: A good day to respawn

You'd think it would be mentally exhausting to be a Klingon, what with waking up every morning fully expecting to die and looking for...

The Stream Team: Wrapping up the Blood Tide Pirate adventures in Dungeons & Dragons Online

The Blood Tide pirates in DDO just don't want to give up! They've apparently got some wild notion that they can become the...