Standing Stone Games is doing its best to make sure gamers stay home during the current global pandemic — which is not something I thought I’d be writing about on a video game website, but here we are. The company is making virtually all the content in its two MMORPGs free until April 30, as well as providing other bonuses to encourage people to kill monsters instead of each other.
Here’s what players can find in Dungeons & Dragons Online:
- All dungeons and raids, including those in expansion packs, are open to everyone through April 30.
- The Buddy Bonus 5% XP will be active from March 20 through March 29. This will be in addition to the weekend events.
- Mimic event will be active starting March 26 through April 6.
- The anniversary event will be active starting March 26 through April 30.
And here’s what’s being offered in The Lord of the Rings Online:
- All quests, instances, and skirmishes, including those in expansion packs, are open to everyone through April 30.
- The Curator will be returning starting March 26 through April 30.
- There will be a 10% virtue XP boost starting on March 26 through April 6.
- The Baggins’ Birthday event will be available March 26 through April 6.
All that should suffice to keep gamers occupied for the next month and change, after which we’ll hopefully be able to go outside again. Then again, maybe we won’t want to.