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LotRO Unveils New Brawler Class And Legendary Item Revamp On Test Server

LotRO Unveils New Brawler Class And Legendary Item Revamp On Test Server

Become a lord of the boxing ring.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
LotRO Producer "Hopeful" About Monetization Changes For Next Year

LotRO Producer "Hopeful" About Monetization Changes For Next Year

The first rule when talking about monetization for a free-to-play game is: "Don't talk about monetization, unless you're really, really, really ready to talk about monetization." If you give out vague information or leave out ...

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Standing Stone Games Is Testing Replacement For LotRO's Legendary Item System

Standing Stone Games Is Testing Replacement For LotRO's Legendary Item System

Over a decade after their introduction, and a year after Standing Stone Games announced that they would be changed -- for what seemed like the eighth time -- The Lord of the Rings Online's legendary items might finally be gett...

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Explore A Spooky Town And Face New Foes In DDO's Sinister Secret Of Saltmarsh Expansion

Explore A Spooky Town And Face New Foes In DDO's Sinister Secret Of Saltmarsh Expansion

Dungeons & Dragons Online is turning 50 today!...

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
LotRO's Slower And Faster Progression Servers Are Now Open

LotRO's Slower And Faster Progression Servers Are Now Open

Standing Stone Games has opened up a new pair of legendary progression servers for The Lord of the Rings Online.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
LotRO Closes One Server Tomorrow, Opens Up Two With Different Progression Speeds Soon

LotRO Closes One Server Tomorrow, Opens Up Two With Different Progression Speeds Soon

We already knew about The Lord of the Rings Online's legendary server, Ithil, closing down tomorrow (though you'll have until the end of the year to transfer characters off it).

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Today's Blood Of Azog For LotRO Update Adds Raid Against The Balrog Of Moria

Today's Blood Of Azog For LotRO Update Adds Raid Against The Balrog Of Moria

The Lord of the Rings Online keeps on keeping on, with Update 30 going live later today.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
EG7 Financials Mention Daybreak Titles Coming To 4Game And "Unannounced AAA-MMO"

EG7 Financials Mention Daybreak Titles Coming To 4Game And "Unannounced AAA-MMO"

Daybreak daddy Enad Global 7 released its Q1 2021 financial results today, and everything is coming up roses.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
LotRO To Close Legendary World Ithil, But You Have Plenty Of Time To Move

LotRO To Close Legendary World Ithil, But You Have Plenty Of Time To Move

On June 16, Standing Stone Games will be closing The Lord of the Rings Online's Ithil server.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 months ago
LotRO Announces Changes To Raid Tests In Time For The Fall Of Khazad-dûm

LotRO Announces Changes To Raid Tests In Time For The Fall Of Khazad-dûm

When Lord of the Rings Online drops Update 30, it will add a new 12-player raid to the mix -- The Fall of Khazad-dûm.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 months ago
Millions Apparently Still Use Windows XP...But They Won't Be Able To Play LOTRO Anymore

Millions Apparently Still Use Windows XP...But They Won't Be Able To Play LOTRO Anymore

So, yeah...according to TechRadar last year, with an estimated 2 billion computers in circulation, about 1.26% (about a little over 25 million) of them still use Windows XP.

By Michael Byrne - 4 months ago
LotRO Player Took A Hobbit To Max Level Just By Baking Pies

LotRO Player Took A Hobbit To Max Level Just By Baking Pies

If Middle-earth was real, hobbits would be less likely to go on adventures -- as they do in the Lord of the Rings books and movies -- and more likely to stay at home for their entire lives.

By Jason Winter - 4 months ago
Today's LotRO Update Adds More Adventures For Bilbo; 14th Anniversary Celebration Later This Week

Today's LotRO Update Adds More Adventures For Bilbo; 14th Anniversary Celebration Later This Week

Bilbo Baggins is ready for one more adventure.

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
LotRO's Wildwood Update And Spring Festival Are Here

LotRO's Wildwood Update And Spring Festival Are Here

Update 29 for The Lord of the Rings Online, a.k.a.

By Jason Winter - 6 months ago
LotRO's 2021 Plans: New Adventures, Low-Level Zone, Gundabad Expansion

LotRO's 2021 Plans: New Adventures, Low-Level Zone, Gundabad Expansion

Dungeons & Dragons Online got its Producer's Letter a few weeks ago, and today it was The Lord of the Rings Online's turn.

By Jason Winter - 6 months ago
DDO's 2021 Plans Include Final Feywild Raid, Hardcore League Return, and Mini-Expansion

DDO's 2021 Plans Include Final Feywild Raid, Hardcore League Return, and Mini-Expansion

Dungeons & Dragons Online Executive Producer Rob "Severlin" Ciccolini has scribed his annual Producer's Letter for Dungeons & Dragons Online, casting aside the veil of secrecy regarding Standing Stone Games' plans for the year...

By Jason Winter - 6 months ago
LotRO's Contentious Mini-Expansion Can Now Be Purchased With Points

LotRO's Contentious Mini-Expansion Can Now Be Purchased With Points

The Lord of the Rings Online's mini-expansion, War of Three Peaks, was announced in September and almost immediately scrutinized by players for its apparent size and price point.

By Jason Winter - 7 months ago
LotRO Tweaks Legendary Items (Again), And Players Aren't Happy (Again)

LotRO Tweaks Legendary Items (Again), And Players Aren't Happy (Again)

Standing Stone Games knows it needs to revise Legendary Items in The Lord of the Rings Online to make them less complex and less of a grind.

By Jason Winter - 7 months ago
Four-day LotRO Musical Festival Winterstock VIII Kicks Off Next Friday

Four-day LotRO Musical Festival Winterstock VIII Kicks Off Next Friday

A LotRO tradition returns next weekend, as community event Winterstock is on target for its eighth installment in The Lord of the Rings Online.

By Jason Winter - 8 months ago
Surprising New Hits, Disappointing Launches, And More: MMOBomb's Top 10 F2P News Of 2020

💣 Feature | Surprising New Hits, Disappointing Launches, And More: MMOBomb's Top 10 F2P News Of 2020

Last year, I wrote that 2019 was a year of potential, if not immediate impact.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
You Can Now Change Your Race In The Lord of the Rings Online

You Can Now Change Your Race In The Lord of the Rings Online

When the rune-keeper class was introduced to The Lord of the Rings Online back in 2008, I remember there being much hand-wringing and anguish from players who thought it violated official Tolkien lore.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
LotRO Update Brings Yule Festival, New Instance Tiers, And PvMP Revisions

LotRO Update Brings Yule Festival, New Instance Tiers, And PvMP Revisions

Don't be fooled by the lackluster name of today's "Update 28.2" for The Lord of the Rings Online.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
More On Daybreak's Acquisition: SSG Ownership, Sales Breakdowns, And A Marvel Game?

More On Daybreak's Acquisition: SSG Ownership, Sales Breakdowns, And A Marvel Game?

We're still trying to sort out all the fine points of Enad Global 7's acquisition of Daybreak Game Company yesterday.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Daybreak Purchased By Swedish Publisher For $300 Million

Daybreak Purchased By Swedish Publisher For $300 Million

Daybreak Game Company has been purchased by Swedish publisher Enad Global 7 AB, the same company that acquired MechWarrior Online developer Piranha Games last week.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
LotRO Producer Announces Gundabad Expansion Delay, Explains Recent Communication Issues

LotRO Producer Announces Gundabad Expansion Delay, Explains Recent Communication Issues

An expansion is never late, nor is it early.

By Jason Winter - 10 months ago
Lord Of The Rings Online Is Testing Some Changes To Monster Play

Lord Of The Rings Online Is Testing Some Changes To Monster Play

If you haven't been loving Lord of the Rings Online's version of PvP, the one where someone's gotta take on the role of a monster, you may want to check out Standing Stone Games' latest update preview for the game.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 10 months ago
After A Short Delay, DDO Launches Fables Of The Feywild Update

After A Short Delay, DDO Launches Fables Of The Feywild Update

Today, Dungeons & Dragons Online players have the opportunity to explore the Feywild, meet the Archfey, and encounter all variety of mythical creatures like unicorns, pixies, and more.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 10 months ago
LotRO Looking For New Senior Game Producer

LotRO Looking For New Senior Game Producer

It's been a rough few months for The Lord of the Rings Online.

By Jason Winter - 10 months ago
Live Today, LotRO's War Of The Three Peaks Mini-Expansion Is Already Not Well-Received

Live Today, LotRO's War Of The Three Peaks Mini-Expansion Is Already Not Well-Received

The Lord of the Rings Online's much-maligned mini-expansion, The War of the Three Peaks, arrives today and ...

By Jason Winter - 10 months ago
DDO's Starts Pre-orders For Fables Of The Feywild Expansion, Which Will Have New Race And Classic D&D Monsters

DDO's Starts Pre-orders For Fables Of The Feywild Expansion, Which Will Have New Race And Classic D&D Monsters

Dungeons & Dragons Online's Fables of the Feywild expansion is almost ready for launch, and pre-orders are live now on the Standing Stone Games website.

By Jason Winter - 11 months ago
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