Latest On The Lord of the Rings Online

LotRO's Fate Of Gundabad Expansion Now Available For Purchase

LotRO's Fate Of Gundabad Expansion Now Available For Purchase

Includes new Brawler class, level cap increase, and instances.

By Jason Winter - 1 day ago
Standing Stone Games Making Big Changes To DDO's Epic Destinies

Standing Stone Games Making Big Changes To DDO's Epic Destinies

Also, you can get a load of free quests in LotRO!

By Jason Winter - 5 days ago
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 - 3 weeks 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
Vote For Your Favorite F2P Games In Round 2, Wizard Division Of The “Best In Quarantine” Poll!

💣 Feature | Vote For Your Favorite F2P Games In Round 2, Wizard Division Of The “Best In Quarantine” Poll!

Here's the latest group of polls for you to vote on to decide what was your favorite game of the last year -- or of all time!...

By Jason Winter - 2 months 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
Vote For Your Favorite F2P Games In Round 1, Group H Of The “Best In Quarantine” Poll!

💣 Feature | Vote For Your Favorite F2P Games In Round 1, Group H Of The “Best In Quarantine” Poll!

Here's the latest group of polls for you to vote on to decide what was your favorite game of the last year -- or of all time!...

By Jason Winter - 3 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 - 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 - 5 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 - 7 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
This Year, Make Yourself Happier And Quit Your Favorite Game

💣 Feature | This Year, Make Yourself Happier And Quit Your Favorite Game

If you haven't yet made a New Year's Resolution, it's not too late.

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
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 - 11 months ago
LotRO Test Server Offers Hint Of Possible New Class (UPDATE: Softly Confirmed By SSG)

LotRO Test Server Offers Hint Of Possible New Class (UPDATE: Softly Confirmed By SSG)

A test server for an MMORPG is used to, you know, test stuff.

By Jason Winter - 11 months ago
LotRO Has A Mini-Expansion Coming Next Month, Will Include New Instances And Boar Mount

LotRO Has A Mini-Expansion Coming Next Month, Will Include New Instances And Boar Mount

The Lord of the Rings Online has a new expansion coming out soon -- and this time, we really mean "soon." October will bring players War of the Three Peaks, which was announced during a live stream and detailed on the LotRO fo...

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
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