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  • Playing an Ent in The Breaking of Isengard

    The 7th anniversary of Lord of the Rings Online is right around the corner and so is the release of Lord of the Rings Online’s 13th Update: The Breaking of Isengard. Previously, players had taken part in Isengard content by being held captive by Saruman and the orcs within. Now? The story has progressed with the books and players will get to explore what happened and how Saruman came to lose power. Yes folks, that means lots and lots of Ents and the Entmoot.

    Posted on 03/27/2014 by William Murphy
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More Recent Features

  • The Best MMOs of 2013

    As we embark on an exciting new year of MMO releases, we reflect back on the year that was. Though 2013 was light on new MMOs, it was filled to the brim with games fighting for our attention. Patch after patch hit our newsreels. Games such as EVE Online and Lord of the Rings Online spun heads with their expansions. Two of the bigger new games, Final Fantasy XIV and Neverwinter, both impressed and addicted us. Today we reflect on the best. Join us as we countdown the top ten Best MMOs of 2013.

    Posted on 01/10/2014 by Christopher Coke
  • Terrible, Horrible Vertical Expansions

    Vertical expansions, those pesky expansions that create barriers to entry for new players starting at ground zero. In our latest Tourist, we take a look at the phenomenon and offer a unique perspective. Read on and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 11/22/2013 by Christopher Coke
  • When Change Comes Knocking

    Change is never an easy thing to take though it is a frequent visitor to the MMO space. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at change and how the communities of the games in question have reacted. Read on before heading to the comments.

    Posted on 11/08/2013 by Victor Barreiro Jr.
  • The Top Five MMOs for Mac Gamers

    There's no question that Mac users get the short end of the stick when it comes to MMOs. In The List today, we take a look at five terrific MMOs that Mac players can shine in. Read more before leaving your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 10/25/2013 by Pete Schwab
  • Helm's Deep - Rich In Lore

    Turbine has been proudly showing off the locations and environments coming in the next Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm's Deep, that is slated to go live in November. We've tagged along on a couple of tours and have some thoughts to share. Read on before leaving your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 10/03/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • The Curious Case of Lord of the Rings Online

    Lord of the Rings Online is one of the more well-known MMOs, even given its advancing age. The latest expansion has come out but is time running out on Turbine's license? In today's Tourist, we take a look at LOTRO and implications for the future. Read on before heading to the comments to join the discussion.

    Posted on 09/27/2013 by Christopher Coke
  • Helm's Deep Preview

    Turbine is continuing the player journey into Middle-earth with the Lord of the Rings Online expansion "Helm's Deep". We recently had the opportunity to find out more about the expansion and offer this exclusive preview. Read on and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Posted on 09/10/2013 by Lisa Jonte
  • Crush the Easterlings

    Our team recently had the privilege to hang out with some of the Lord of the Rings Online team to talk about and tour Update 10: Against the Shadows. We were joined by Hannah Foell, Leo Tan and Todd DeMelle for a firsthand look at the new content. Tell us what you think in the comments.

    Posted on 02/11/2013 by Robert Lashley
  • Wayback Wednesday: LotRO Galore

    In our first Wayback Wednesday of 2013, we take a look at Lord of the Rings Online, a perennial favorite around here. Rob takes a look at a few parting goodies the team let out there before heading out for the holidays. Find out what's in store for LOTRO players as 2013 gets underway. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 01/09/2013 by Robert Lashley

Editorial

  • Naming Your MMO Baby

    There's no question that most of us identify with our online MMO characters. To that end, the name we choose generally -means- something to us. In a new editorial today, we take a look at how and why we name our 'babies' as we do. Read on!

    Posted on 01/31/2012 by Christina Gonzalez
  • The Revenue Model Wars

    In a new column that's sure to generate some...heated discussion, MMORPG.com's Adam Tingle takes a look at several big title games and their revenue models. Adam has a few things to say about 'bang for your buck' and other topics. See if you agree. Either way, leave us a comment or two when you're finished.

    Posted on 11/07/2011 by Adam Tingle
  • The Way Back Machine: LotRO's E3 2006 Preview

    This week in the Way Back Machine, MMORPG.com's Drew Wood takes a look at Danielle Vanderlip's May 18th, 2006 article previewing the then forthcoming Turbine MMO, Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 03/27/2011 by Drew Wood
  • Improving Game Mechanics

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent feels that the game's crafting and combat mechanics could use some tweaking and offers his own solutions to the problem.

    Posted on 06/18/2009 by Andrei Harnagea
  • Community Spotlight: Member Written Preview

    This week, on Community Spotlight, Laura Genender gives us a look at a member-written review from our forums.

    Posted on 02/28/2007 by Guest Writer
  • Debate: Major IPs as MMORPGs

    Lord of the Rings Online. Star Wars: Galaxies. Star Trek Online. Major IPs are everywhere in this genre. Should they be?

    Posted on 01/28/2006 by Dana Massey

Previews

  • Helm's Deep - Rich In Lore

    Turbine has been proudly showing off the locations and environments coming in the next Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm's Deep, that is slated to go live in November. We've tagged along on a couple of tours and have some thoughts to share. Read on before leaving your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 10/03/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • Helm's Deep Preview

    Turbine is continuing the player journey into Middle-earth with the Lord of the Rings Online expansion "Helm's Deep". We recently had the opportunity to find out more about the expansion and offer this exclusive preview. Read on and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Posted on 09/10/2013 by Lisa Jonte
  • Against the Shadow Preview

    Turbine isn't resting on the laurels of the recent Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Riders of Rohan. At some point in the near future, they will be releasing the first major content addition, Against the Shadow. We've got an exclusive preview of the new content. Read on!

    Posted on 12/07/2012 by Robert Lashley
  • Riders of Rohan Exclusive Preview

    We spent some hands-on time with the upcoming Riders of Rohan expansion to The Lord of the Rings Online during last week's Wayback Wednesday. Today, we're offering a recap of our experiences during the event in this exclusive preview.

    Posted on 07/20/2012 by Robert Lashley
  • Shores of the Great River Preview

    Update 6: Shores of the Great River is poised to bring some exciting changes to Lord of the Rings Online. We have an interesting preview of some of these changes today. Read it through and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 03/12/2012 by Lori May
  • Bringing Riders of Rohan in 2012

    Turbine is ready to talk about the next Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Riders of Rohan. We've got a firsthand look at what players can expect from Riders of Rohan and LotRO in 2012. Check it out!

    Posted on 01/25/2012 by Garrett Fuller
  • The Prince of Rohan Preview

    Lord of the Rings Online players have been enjoying the Rise of Isengard expansion for a couple of months. With the recent Prince of Rohan update, players continue the epic storyline. We have a preview of some of the content players will encounter in Prince of Rohan. Read on and then leave us a comment or two.

    Posted on 12/05/2011 by Lori May
  • Rise of Isengard Impressions

    With the announcement that Lord of the Rings Online would be expanding this fall, Turbine generated a lot of excitement as players would finally get to Isengard. MMORPG.com's Drew Wood had the opportunity to check out some of the Rise of Isengard expansion and has some impressions to offer. Check it out and then let us know what you're looking forward to in the comments.

    Posted on 06/16/2011 by Drew Wood
  • Update 3 Developer Walkthrough

    Turbine and the Lord of the Rings development team have been working quite hard during the first half of 2011 to bring to large updates into the game. MMORPG.com Lead Writer Bill Murphy recently had the opportunity to participate in a developer walkthrough of Update 3 with Turbine developers Linda Currie and Aaron Campbell. See what Bill discovered during his guided tour.

    Posted on 05/23/2011 by William Murphy
  • F2P Session

    MMORPG.com writer Jaime Skelton recently had the opportunity to spend time with Lord of the Rings Online producer Aaron Campbell. During their session, Jaime was treated to a firsthand look at the upcoming free to play scaled instance Enedwaith. See what she thought of the new material and her thoughts about LOTRO's F2P model.

    Posted on 07/13/2010 by Jaime Skelton
  • Volume III, Book I Tour

    MMORPG.com's Bill Murphy writes this recounting of his preview tour of the upcoming Volume III, Book I update to Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 02/19/2010 by William Murphy
  • Siege of Mirkwood Preview

    William Murphy recently took a tour of the upcoming expansion to Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online, Siege of Mirkwood. Today, he shares his experiences.

    Posted on 11/17/2009 by William Murphy
  • Siege of Mirkwood Preview

    MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh brings us this first look at the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Siege of Mirkwood.

    Posted on 09/21/2009 by Carolyn Koh
  • A Look at Book 8

    MMORPG.com's Donna Desborough takes a look at the upcoming Book 8 update for Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 06/05/2009 by Donna Desborough
  • Mines of Moria Preview

    With the Mines of Moria expansion launch mere hours away, MMORPG.com's Jef Reahard writes this overview of what players can expect from Turbine's first forray into the paid expansion universe.

    Posted on 11/17/2008 by Jef Reahard
  • Book 12 Preview, Part Two

    Late last week, managing Editor Jon Wood was given a preview of the upcoming Book 12: The Ashen Waste by the dev team from Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online. Today, he talks about new additions in Housing, the new Delving of Frór and more!

    Posted on 02/06/2008 by Jon Wood
  • Book 12 Preview, Part One: Customization

    Late last week, managing Editor Jon Wood was given a preview of the upcoming Book 12: The Ashen Waste by the dev team from Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online. Today, he passes on some information about the new visual character customization system.

    Posted on 02/05/2008 by Jon Wood
  • First Look Preview

    News Editor Garrett Fuller pens this first look preview of Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

    Posted on 02/10/2007 by
  • Hands On: First 10 Levels

    At an event in San Francisco, MMORPG.com got to play Turbine's next MMO for several hours.

    Posted on 11/06/2006 by Dana Massey
  • PAX Preview

    We look forward to this game from PAX.

    Posted on 08/30/2006 by Dana Massey
  • E3 2006 Preview

    Danielle gets the goods on what Turbine is up to.

    Posted on 05/18/2006 by Danielle Vanderlip
  • E3 2005 Impressions

    Lord of the Rings Online is more than a year away, but from what we saw at E3 2005 it may well be the game to watch at next year's show.

    Posted on 05/26/2005 by Dana Massey

Interviews

  • When Change Comes Knocking

    Change is never an easy thing to take though it is a frequent visitor to the MMO space. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at change and how the communities of the games in question have reacted. Read on before heading to the comments.

    Posted on 11/08/2013 by Victor Barreiro Jr.
  • Crush the Easterlings

    Our team recently had the privilege to hang out with some of the Lord of the Rings Online team to talk about and tour Update 10: Against the Shadows. We were joined by Hannah Foell, Leo Tan and Todd DeMelle for a firsthand look at the new content. Tell us what you think in the comments.

    Posted on 02/11/2013 by Robert Lashley
  • A Guided Tour of Riders of Rohan

    Last week, Turbine developers took our own Rob Lashley on a guided tour of the Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Riders of Rohan. We have a write up and a great video to show off the expansion. Check it out!

    Posted on 10/10/2012 by Robert Lashley
  • Rise of Isengard Launch Interview

    Lord of the Rings Online expanded earlier this week with the Rise of Isengard expansion. To celebrate the launch, MMORPG.com Community Manager Mike Bitton had the opportunity to chat with Turbine's Communications Director Adam Mersky and Live Producer Aaron Campbell. Check out what they have to say about LOTRO: Rise of Isengard!

    Posted on 09/30/2011 by Michael Bitton
  • A Chat with Jordan Long: The Man in the Box

    Jordan Wayne Long contacted MMORPG.com Managing Editor Bill Murphy via e-mail to share a project he’s beginning in July. He’s a performance artist from Arkansas and as a piece on trauma and the ways to deal with it, he’ll be shipping himself in a tiny box across country armed with only Lord of the Rings Online to keep him company. We sat down with Jordan to discuss the project and the motivation behind it. Take a look!

    Posted on 06/29/2011 by William Murphy
  • A Season of Change

    Lord of the Rings Online recently announced some changes to the base game as well as a completely new Yule festival. MMORPG.com writer Michael Lafferty had the chance to talk with Turbine producer Aaron Campbell about what these changes entail. Check it out and then leave a few comments below.

    Posted on 12/06/2010 by Guest Writer
  • The present and future of crafting in MMOs

    MMORPG.com writer Michael Lafferty is talking crafting in his latest article. This time, Jen Gordy, a lead designer of systems for Turbine, and Fran Stewart, a writer for En Masse Entertainment come along for the ride and the trio offer up their thoughts about crafting as it was and as it will be in the future.

    Posted on 08/16/2010 by Guest Writer
  • Going Free to Play

    Lord of the Rings Online is one of the more popular subscription-based MMOs on the 'Net today. Recently, however, Turbine announced that LOTRO will be moving to a free to play model beginning this fall. MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller caught up with Turbine to talk about the changes. Check it out!

    Posted on 07/01/2010 by Garrett Fuller
  • Free to Play Interview

    MMORPG.com's Michael Bitton got a chance to catch up with Turbine's Executive Director of Communications Adam Mersky and LOTRO Executive Producer Kate Paiz to discuss today's big announcement that The Lord of the Rings Online would be re-launching as a hybrid Free-to-Play game.

    Posted on 06/04/2010 by Michael Bitton
  • Oath of the Rangers Interview

    Garrett Fuller recently spoke with Turbine's Michael Jablonn about the most recent update to their Lord of the Rings Online MMORPG.

    Posted on 03/02/2010 by Garrett Fuller
  • Roads Goes Ever On - Returning to LotRO

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online reporter Jason Parmele writes this report on his decision to leave the popular World of Warcraft for Turbine's adaptation of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings franchise.

    Posted on 01/19/2010 by Guest Writer
  • Turbine in 2010

    MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller spoke recently with Turbine's Adam Mersky about the future of the well known MMO studio moving forward into the year 2010.

    Posted on 12/21/2009 by Garrett Fuller
  • Post Mirkwood Expansion Update

    Garrett Fuller spoke with Aaron Campbell of Turbine to talk about the game after Mirkwood.

    Posted on 12/16/2009 by Garrett Fuller
  • Mirkwood Screenshots, Part Three

    The team from Turbine has provided us with these three new screenshots from the upcoming LotRO expansion, Siege of Mirkwood.

    Posted on 11/09/2009 by MMORPG.com Staff
  • Siege of Mirkwood Interview

    MMORPG.com's Jon Wood had the chance to speak with Turbine's Jeffrey Steefel and Aaron Campbell about the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Siege of Mirkwood.

    Posted on 11/04/2009 by Jon Wood
  • Craig Alexander AGDC Interview

    At the Austin Game Developers' Conference, Garrett Fuller spoke with Turbine's Craig Alexander about both Dungeons and Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online

    Posted on 09/25/2009 by Garrett Fuller
  • Interview with Turbine's Craig Alexander

    Carolyn Koh recently had the opportunity to chat with Craig Alexander, VP of Product Development at Turbine, about the current and future happenings in Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 06/02/2009 by Carolyn Koh
  • Status Update Interview

    At LOGIN in Seattle, we caught up to VP of Development Craig Alexander and Community Manager Meghan Rodberg to get an update on LotRO.

    Posted on 05/28/2009 by Carolyn Koh
  • Book 7 Q&A

    Recently, MMORPG.com Managing Editor Jon Wood had the chance to ask the folks from Turbine a few questions about the upcoming Book 7 update for Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 03/03/2009 by Jon Wood
  • Mines of Moria Launch Interview

    MMORPG.com Managing Editor Jon Wood had a chance recently to speak with Lord of the Rings Online Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel about the launch of the game`s first expansion, The Mines of Moria. This interview covers everything from new features both inside and outside of the expansion, the timing of the release and more!

    Posted on 11/18/2008 by Jon Wood
  • Leipzig Expansion Overview

    MMORPG.com is in Leipzig, Germany for Games Convention. There, he took part in a presentation from LotRO Producer Aaron Campbell who told us a little bit about the game's upcoming Mines of Moria expansion.

    Posted on 08/22/2008 by Jon Wood
  • Jeffrey Steefel Interview: Book 14 and Beyond

    Jon Wood brings us the second part of his interview with Lord of the Rings Online Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel, where they discuss The Mines of Moria, Turbine's console aspirations, and Book 14.

    Posted on 06/23/2008 by Jon Wood
  • Developing for the West and the East

    Lord of the Rings Online Executive producer Jeffrey Steefel has recently returned from a trip to Korea where Turbine is getting ready to launch Lord of the Rings Online. MMORPG.com Managing Editor Jon Wood recently caught up with Steefel to talk about developing for these two very different markets and what Noth American and European players can expect to see from the move.

    Posted on 06/18/2008 by Jon Wood
  • Jeffrey Steefel on Book 13 - Video

    Lord of the Rings Online Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel talks about the new content that was recently added to the game with the release of Book 13: Doom of the Last-king.

    Posted on 06/18/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Interview with Jeffrey Steefel

    MMORPG.com News Manager Keith Cross spoke recently with Turbine's Jeffrey Steefel about the state of Lord of the Rings Online and the game's future.

    Posted on 05/14/2008 by Keith Cross
  • Craig Alexander on Book 13 and Moria

    News Manager Keith Cross recently spoke with Turbine's VP of Product Development, Craig Alexander about the future of Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 05/01/2008 by Keith Cross
  • Steefel on Mines of Moria and Book 13

    MMORPG.com's Keith Cross spoke recently with Turbine's Jeffrey Steefel about the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online expansion and the upcoming update!

    Posted on 04/10/2008 by Keith Cross
  • Book 12 Reaction and More

    Recently, Managing Editor Jon Wood had the opprotunity to sit down and talk to Jeffrey Steefel, the Executive Producer of Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online. During the interview, the two talked about reaction to the release of Book 12, the addition of new features and even a few random facts.

    Posted on 03/11/2008 by Jon Wood
  • Jeff Steefel on Updates, Launch and the Business

    Recently, Managing Editor Jon Wood had the opportunity to sit down with Lord of the Rings Online Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel to talk about what goes into the game`s updates, launch and the business of MMOs.

    Posted on 02/15/2008 by Jon Wood
  • Month of The Burglar

    Each new book for Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: The Shadows of Angmar takes a look at two of the game's classes for the purpose of making improvements and re-balancing the class. Here we present the changes that are on the horizon for the Burglar in Book 12.

    Posted on 01/10/2008 by Guest Writer
  • A Look Ahead with Jeff Steefel

    News Manager Keith Cross recently had the opportunity to talk to Lord of the Rings Online Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel about the last year of Lord of the Rings Online and where Turbine's focus will be in 2008.

    Posted on 01/07/2008 by Keith Cross
  • Developer Chat Summary Article

    On December 3rd, MMORPG.com hosted a chat with the developers from Turbine on our new IRC home, Coldfront. The developers were kind enough to spend some time answering questions about their hit MMORPG , Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. As always, we present you this summary of some of the key points brought up in the chat.

    Posted on 12/04/2007 by Jon Wood
  • Developer Chat Log

    The folks from Turbine dropped by on Monday night to answer questions about their popular MMORPG, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

    Posted on 12/04/2007 by Laura Genender
  • Book 11: Pre-launch Interview with Jeff Steefle

    Recently, Jon Wood had the opportunity to speak with Lord of the Rings Online Executive Producer, Jeffrey Steefle about the upcoming release of Book 11 on October 24th.

    Posted on 10/23/2007 by Jon Wood
  • Interview with Jeffrey Steefel

    Recently, Managing Editor Jon Wood had the opportunity to talk to Jeffrey Steefel, the Executive Producer behind Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. The two talked about Session Play, chickens, numbers and more!

    Posted on 08/03/2007 by Jon Wood
  • A Visit to Turbine

    Last week, Managing Editor Jon Wood attended a small press event at the Turbine offices in Westwood, MA to look at the upcoming MMORPG, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

    Posted on 03/28/2007 by Jon Wood
  • At Comic Con with Jeff Anderson

    News Editor Garrett Fuller attended last week's Comic Con in New York. This, his first report from the show, is an interview with Jeff Anderson, the CEO of Turbine about their upcoming title, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

    Posted on 02/26/2007 by
  • Jeff Anderson Interview Part Two: Monster Play

    Managing Editor Jon Wood recently had the chance to sit down with Jeff Anderson, the President and CEO of Turbine Inc. In this, the second part of a two part interview, Jon and Jeff discuss the Monster Play feature in the upcoming game, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

    Posted on 02/20/2007 by Jon Wood
  • From Novel to MMO

    Managing Editor Jon Wood recently had the chance to sit down with Jeff Anderson, the President and CEO of Turbine Inc. In this, the first part of a two part interview, Jon and Jeff discuss the process of taking an epic work like JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, and turning it into a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game.

    Posted on 02/12/2007 by Jon Wood
  • Game/On: Interview

    We interview Jeffrey Steefel, the Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online, about his title.

    Posted on 05/05/2006 by Dana Massey
  • Interview with Jeffrey Steefel

    Lord of the Rings Online Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel submits to a series of questions on their upcoming MMORPG.

    Posted on 10/13/2005 by Mike Jobbagy

Hardware Reviews

  • Bigfoot Networks Killer 2100 NIC Review

    In her latest hardware review, MMORPG.com correspondent Carolyn Koh takes a look at the BigFoot Networks "Killer" Network Interface Card (NIC). Carolyn takes the challenge that BigFoot offers gamers: Improved network performance and reduced lag in online games. Does the Killer NIC measure up? Read Carolyn's review to find out.

    Posted on 08/13/2010 by Carolyn Koh

Media

  • RipperX In the Shire

    RipperX is at it again and has created a great new video featured on the Lord of the Rings Online overview page. These videos are part of MMORPG.com's continuing commitment to enhance our games list with the information that is most helpful to our readers. Check it out!

    Posted on 05/02/2011 by Guest Writer
  • New F2P Screens

    Turbine has sent out several new screens from the upcoming free to play version of Lord of the Rings Online. The first group give players a look at the new 'locked quest' icon that will indicate a 'pay to play' quest line within the game.

    Posted on 07/15/2010 by Guest Writer
  • Mirkwood Screenshots

    The folks at Turbine have provided us with these new screenshots from the recently launched expansion, Siege of Mirkwood.

    Posted on 12/07/2009 by MMORPG.com Staff
  • Mirkwood Screenshots, Part 5

    Three more exclusive images from the Lord of the Rings Online expansion coming your way.

    Posted on 11/30/2009 by MMORPG.com Staff
  • Exclusive Mirkwood Screenshots, Part 4

    The team from Turbine has provided us with these three new screenshots from the upcoming LotRO expansion, Siege of Mirkwood.

    Posted on 11/23/2009 by MMORPG.com Staff
  • Mirkwood Screenshots, Part Two

    The team from Turbine has provided us with these three new screenshots from the upcoming LotRO expansion, Siege of Mirkwood.

    Posted on 10/26/2009 by MMORPG.com Staff
  • Siege of Mirkwood Exclusive Screens

    The team from Turbine has provided us with these three new screenshots from the upcoming LotRO expansion, Siege of Mirkwood.

    Posted on 10/12/2009 by MMORPG.com Staff
  • Book 8 Crafting Hall Screens

    Turbine recently announced that they would be updating the crafting system in The Lord of the Rings Online and today we present six new crafting screenshots from Volume II: Book 8: Scourge of Khazad-dum.

    Posted on 06/03/2009 by Keith Cross
  • Spring Festival Hedge Maze Screens

    Today we present five new images depicting the hedge maze which is central to the Spring Festival event in Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 03/24/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Book 7 Screenshots

    To complement Donna Desborough's look at Book 7, the latest content update for Lord of the Rings Online, we present sixteen new screenshots from the expansion.

    Posted on 03/19/2009 by Donna Desborough
  • Leaves of Lorien Launch Screenshots

    Volume II: Book 7: Leaves of Lorien for Lord of the Rings Online launches today and the folks at Turbine have released a number of new screenshots of the forest of Lothlorien and beyond.

    Posted on 03/17/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Book 7: Leaves of Lorien Screenshots

    The folks at Turbine have released six new screenshots for Volume II: Book 7: Leaves of Lorien, the next update for Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 03/04/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria Screenshots

    To complement today's look at the Mines of Moria expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, we present eight new screenshots of the ruined Dwarven realm and the surrounding region.

    Posted on 01/26/2009 by Keith Cross
  • Mines of Moria Screens

    To complement today's review of the Mines of Moria expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, we present eight new screenshots of the ruined realm of the dwarves.

    Posted on 01/23/2009 by Keith Cross
  • Mines Of Moria Legendary Items Video

    Today, Turbine unveiled a new developer diary video for The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria, in which Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel discusses the new Legendary Items System recently added to the game with this latest expansion.

    Posted on 01/15/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Rune-Keeper Class Video

    The folks at Turbine have provided us with a new video featuring the Rune Keeper class that was introduced with the new Mines of Moria expansion.

    Posted on 12/17/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Warden Class Video

    The folks at Turbine have provided us with a new video featuring the Warden class that was introduced with the new Mines of Moria expansion.

    Posted on 12/17/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Lothlorian Fly Through Video

    The folks at Turbine have released a new video for The Lord of the Rings Online: The Mines of Moria, which portrays the epic raid on the Watcher, the guardian of the Door of Durin, the west gate into Moria.

    Posted on 11/24/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Zelem-melek Video

    The folks at Lord of the Rings Online have produced a new video which introduces players to Zelem-melek, one of the new areas introduced with the Mines of Moria expansion.

    Posted on 11/20/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Lothlorien Fly-Through

    Turbine has released a fly-through video of the forest of Lothlorien, home of Galadriel and Celeborn and refuge of the Fellowship as they continue on their journey south.

    Posted on 11/19/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria Trailer

    With yesterday's launch of the Mines of Moria for Lord of the Rings Online, Turbine has released a new video trailer for the expansion.

    Posted on 11/19/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria, Great Delving Trailer

    To celebrate today's launch of their first expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, the folks at Turbine have provided us with this exclusive video featuring the Great Delving in the Mines of Moria.

    Posted on 11/18/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria Developer Diary Video

    Today Turbine unveiled a new developer diary video for The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria, the first expansion for the award-winning massively multiplayer online game, which will release on November 18th. In this new video Cardell Kerr, Creative Director, and Ryan Bednar, Lead Game Systems Designer, discuss the two new classes to be added to the game with Mines of Moria – the Warden and the Rune-keeper.

    Posted on 10/31/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria - Waterworks and Flaming Deeps Screens

    The folks from Turbine have been kind enough to provide us with these eleven new screenshots featuring the Waterworks and Flaming Deep areas of the upcoming Mines of Moria Expansion.

    Posted on 10/30/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Durin's Way Video

    Turbine has released this fly through video of Durin's Way from the new Mines of Moria expansion.

    Posted on 10/23/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Legendary Items Screens

    Turbine has released these new screenshots giving us a look at the new Legendary Weapons being introduced in the upcoming expansion to their popular MMORPG based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

    Posted on 10/13/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria Screens

    Today we present five new images from The Mines of Moria, the first expansion for Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 09/25/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Rune-Keeper Screenshots

    The folks over at Turbine have sent us some new screenshots featuring the Rune-keeper class that is being added in the upcoming Mines of Moria expansion for Lord of the Rings Online

    Posted on 09/18/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Warden Screens

    The folks over at Turbine have sent us some new screenshots featuring the Warden class that is being added in the upcoming Mines of Moria expansion for Lord of the Rings Online

    Posted on 09/18/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria Screenshots: Khazad-dum

    Today we present five new screenshots from Lord of the Rings Online which depict Khazad-dum, the once great Dwarven city, which is now a goblin infested hive deep in the Mines of Moria.

    Posted on 09/10/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria Video

    The folks from Turbine have been kind enough to provide us with this new video featuring the upcoming expansion, The Mines of Moria.

    Posted on 09/09/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria Screens

    With the Mines of Moria expansion creeping ever closer, the folks from Turbine have sent along these five new screenshots from the upcoming LotRO expansion.

    Posted on 08/29/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Hollin Gate Screenshots

    The folks from Turbine have been kind enough to provide us with these new screenshots depicting Hollin Gate, the entrance to the Mines of Moria.

    Posted on 08/13/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria Teaser Trailer

    Turbine has released a teaser trailer for the Mines of Moria expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, which will be available for purchase in the autumn of this year.

    Posted on 08/01/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Moria Environment Concept Art

    The folks from Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online have provided us with these five new pieces of concept art depticting some of the environments that players will be introduced to with the upcoming release of the game's first expansion, Mines of Moria.

    Posted on 08/01/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Book 14 Moria Prelude Quest Screens

    The folks from Turbine have been kind enough to provide us with these five new screenshots of the Moria prelude quests that appear in the upcoming Book 14 update to the popular game, Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 07/23/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Book 14 Screenshots: Minstrels and More

    Turbine has released several new screenshots showing off new minstrel animations and shots from the continuation of the epic quest storyline in Book 14: The Ring-forges of Eregion, the next free content update for Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 07/17/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Book 14 Screenshots

    The folks over at Turbine have provided us with these seven screenshots from the upcoming Book 14 Update to their hit MMORPG, Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 07/10/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Book 13 Screens

    The folks from Codemasters have sent us these new screenshots featuring areas from the recently released Book 13: Doom of the Lich-King that recently made its way to live servers near you.

    Posted on 05/05/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Forochel Monsters

    Recently, the MMORPG.com team had a chance to check out some of what's coming in Book 13's new area Forochel. In this feature, we present images of some of the new monsters that players will face.

    Posted on 04/17/2008 by Keith Cross
  • Forochel Screenshots

    Turbine has released some new screenshots from the upcoming Book 13: Doom of the Last-King. These ones focus in on the wintery region of Forochel.

    Posted on 04/09/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria Concept Art

    With the announcement of The Mines of Moria, the first expansion for Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, the developers were also kind enough to give us our first peek at what the expansion might hold by way of these new pieces of concept art.

    Posted on 03/14/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Book 12 Screens

    Turbine has provided us with screenshots from the upcoming Book 12 Update. The screens show character customization and some housing interiors.

    Posted on 01/28/2008 by Guest Writer
  • DirectX 10 Comparison Screens

    Turbine has been kind enough to provide us with comparison DirectX9 and DirectX10 comparison screens from Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

    Posted on 01/07/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Non-Exclusive Gollum Concept Art and Model

    Turbine has sent over concept art and images of Gollum, a character both pitied and despised in Lord of the Rings lore. This misunderstood and unfortunate creature is set to make an appearance in Book 11, the next content update for Lord of the Rings Online: the Shadows of Angmar.

    Posted on 10/10/2007 by Guest Writer
  • Interview with Jeff Anderson

    MMORPG.com Managing Editor Jon Wood talks to Jeff Anderson, the CEO of Turbine about the upcoming Book 11, housing and more!

    Posted on 09/10/2007 by Jon Wood
  • Exclusive Screenshots

    The folks over at Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar have provided us with ten brand new exclusive screenshots.

    Posted on 02/12/2007 by Guest Writer
  • LotR Online Exclusive Screen

    Lord of the Rings Online is the 'other' game on the horizon over at Turbine Entertainment. Today we feature an exclusive screenshot.

    Posted on 09/30/2005 by Dana Massey

Dev Journals

  • Spring Festival Begins

    Turbine has published a new dev journal which details the events of this year's Spring festival in Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 03/24/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Solving Problems and Making Friends, Part II

    Turbine has published part two of a dev journal which looks at the work of Live Designers and their efforts to create content for Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 03/13/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Solving Problems and Making Friends, Part I

    The latest developer journal out of Turbine looks at the work of Live Designers and their efforts to create content for Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 03/10/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Lothlórien Quest Notes

    Turbine has published a new Developer Diary which opens the book on the epic story of Volume II and questing in the forest of Lothlórien.

    Posted on 03/03/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Hero’s Guide to the Lone-lands

    The folks at Lord of the Rings Online have published a new guide to aid players on their journey through Middle Earth, focusing on the region known as the Lone-lands.

    Posted on 02/25/2009 by Guest Writer
  • A Hero's Guide to the Old Forest

    The folks at Turbine have prepared a dev journal to guide players through the trials of the Old Forrest, a region of Middle Earth where the common folk fear to tread, and where adventurers travel frequently.

    Posted on 02/18/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Hero’s Guide to Lothlórien

    After heroes have braved the depths of the Mines of Moria they emerge on the other side of the Misty Mountains, ready to move on to the fabled forests of Lothlórien. To aid players on their journey, the folks at Turbine have prepared a guide to the ancient realm of the Elves.

    Posted on 02/03/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Hero’s Guide to the Great Delving

    Turbine has published a new dev journal which introduces and guides players through the quarter of Moria known as the Great Delving. Today we're pleased to reproduce this article on MMORPG.com.

    Posted on 01/28/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Solo Guide, Levels 40th to 60th

    Turbine has released the third part in their examination of solo play in Lord of the Rings Online, this time providing guidance for players between levels 40 and 60.

    Posted on 01/20/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Solo Play From Levels 20 to 40

    Turbine has released the second part in their examination of solo play in Lord of the Rings Online, this time providing guidance for players between levels 20 and 40.

    Posted on 01/13/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Hero’s Guide to the Waterworks

    With the launch of The Mines of Moria, the first expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, scheduled for release next week, Turbine has published another installment of their dev journal series which looks into the many regions of Moria. today we take a look at an area known simply as the Waterworks.

    Posted on 11/13/2008 by Guest Writer
  • The Ettenmoors Re-vamp

    The folks at Turbine have been working hard on the Mines of Moria, the first expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online, and they've been even busier getting the word out about all of the changes and new features that they've been crafting for us. Today they share some of the changes and improvements that will be showing up when they bring another round of re-vamps to the Ettenmoors.

    Posted on 10/28/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Warden Advancement Beyond Level 50

    The folks at Turbine have prepared a series of Dev Journals which take a class by class look at level advancement past level 50 in the Lord of the Rings Online's Mines of Moria expansion. Today we take a look at the Warden, one of the two new classes to be added with the expansion.

    Posted on 10/22/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Guardian Advancement Beyond Level 50

    The folks at Turbine have prepared a series of Dev Journals which take a class by class look at level advancement past level 50 in the Lord of the Rings Online's Mines of Moria expansion. Today we take a look at the Guardian.

    Posted on 10/21/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Captain Advancement Beyond Level 50

    The folks at Turbine have prepared a series of Dev Journals which take a class by class look at level advancement past level 50 in the Lord of the Rings Online's Mines of Moria expansion. Today we take a look at the Captain.

    Posted on 10/20/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Dev Journal: Warden Mastery

    With the launch of the Mines of Moria looming closer, the folks at Lord of the Rings Online have prepared an in depth look at the Warden, one of two new classes that will be introduced in the expansion.

    Posted on 10/17/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Rune-keeper Advancement Beyond Level 50

    The folks at Turbine have prepared a series of Dev Journals which take a class by class look at level advancement past level 50 in the Lord of the Rings Online's Mines of Moria expansion. Today we take a look at the Rune-keeper.

    Posted on 10/15/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Minstrel Advancement Beyond Level 50

    The folks at Turbine have prepared a series of Dev Journals which take a class by class look at level advancement past level 50 in the Lord of the Rings Online's Mines of Moria expansion. Today we take a look at the Minstrel.

    Posted on 10/15/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Champion Advancement Beyond Level 50

    The folks at Turbine have prepared a series of Dev Journals which take a class by class look at level advancement past level 50 in the Lord of the Rings Online's Mines of Moria expansion. Today we take a look at the Champion.

    Posted on 10/15/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Hunter Advancement Beyond Level 50

    The folks at Turbine have prepared a series of Dev Journals which take a class by class look at level advancement past level 50 in the Lord of the Rings Online's Mines of Moria expansion. Today we take a look at the Hunter.

    Posted on 10/09/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Lore-master Advancement Beyond Level 50

    The folks at Turbine have prepared a series of Dev Journals which take a class by class look at level advancement past level 50 in the Lord of the Rings Online's Mines of Moria expansion. This time we take a look at the Lore-master.

    Posted on 10/08/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Burglar Advancement Beyond Level 50

    The folks at Turbine have prepared a series of Dev Journals which take a class by class look at level advancement past level 50 in the Lord of the Rings Online's Mines of Moria expansion. Today we take a look at the Burglar.

    Posted on 10/08/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Mines of Moria: The Rune-keeper

    The Mines of Moria, the first expansion for Lord of the Rings Online which is currently in beta, offers many new dark places for adventurers to explore and a new class for players to use while exploring these places. Today the folks at Turbine have released detailed information on these Rune-keepers and their secrets.

    Posted on 09/11/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Book 14 Dev Journal: Moving the Fellowship

    As the storyline in The Lord of the Rings Online goes ever on, the developers at Turbine have run into the problem of what to do with certain NPCs who move around a lot, specifically the Fellowship of the Ring. This latest Dev Journal from Turbine looks at how they solve these problems in Book 14.

    Posted on 07/18/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Instance Updates

    The folks at Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online have released this new developer journal that talks about instancing in the upcoming Book 14 launch.

    Posted on 07/10/2008 by Guest Writer
  • The Orc Defiler

    The folks at Turbine have added a new dev journal to their official website. This one talks about the Orc Defiler, the new Monster Play class coming in Book 13.

    Posted on 04/18/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Better Together: Grouping Improvements in Book 13

    Book 13: Doom of the Last-king, the upcoming free content expansion for Lord of the Rings Online: The Shadows of Angmar, will feature a number of big changes and improvements to the way players find and assemble their fellowships, and Turbine has provided this non-exclusive dev journal which describes those changes.

    Posted on 04/14/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Book 13: Welcome to Forochel! (or…How to Make a Region Without Trees)

    Turbine has posted this great (and interesting) dev journal about designing Forochel from a World Builder's perspective. In MMO production, World Builders are the ones who populate the world withe verything from hills to rivers to buildings to deserts.

    Posted on 04/11/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Crafting the Content of Forochel

    The official Lord of the Rings Online website has a new developer journal concerning some of the elements of the upcoming Book 13, including solo info and info on the new area known as Forochel.

    Posted on 04/03/2008 by Guest Writer
  • The Outfit System and Barbershops

    Turbine has released a new internal Dev Journal on the Outfit System and the Barbershops that will be introduced in the upcoming free update, Book 12.

    Posted on 01/21/2008 by Guest Writer

General Article

  • Som's Best of 2012

    2012 is nearly over and it's always fun to take a look back at the games that we spent lots of hours enjoying. We'll be spending this week talking about the games that we, the staff of MMORPG.com, caught our attention in the year that was. As ever, join the conversation in the comments. Som weighs in with his choices on this first day of 2013. Read on!

    Posted on 01/01/2013 by Som Pourfarzaneh
  • MMORPG.com PAX East Panel - Part 4

    At the recent PAX East 2011, MMORPG.com played host to a developer panel featuring some of the industry’s best and brightest including Curt Schilling of 38 Studios, Craig Alexander of Turbine, Jeremy Gaffney of Carbine, Scott Hartsman of Trion, Brian Knox of En Masse, James Ohlen of BioWare, and Colin Johanson of ArenaNet. Find out what the discussion revealed in Lead Writer Bill Murphy's last report on this exciting event. Leave us a comment or two when you're finished.

    Posted on 03/28/2011 by William Murphy
  • MMORPG.com PAX East Panel Report #1

    At the recent PAX East 2011, MMORPG.com played host to a developer panel featuring some of the industry’s best and brightest including Curt Schilling of 38 Studios, Craig Alexander of Turbine, Jeremy Gaffney of Carbine, Scott Hartsman of Trion, Brian Knox of En Masse, James Ohlen of BioWare, and Colin Johanson of ArenaNet. Find out what the discussion revealed in Lead Writer Bill Murphy's report. Leave us a comment or two when you're finished.

    Posted on 03/22/2011 by William Murphy
  • Returning to LOTRO Part 4

    In his fourth and final Returning to LOTRO report, MMORPG.com's Phil James takes a look at the features that he feels make Lord of the Rings Online unique: Monster Play and Skirmishes. Check out Phil's thoughts about these two features and be sure to add your comments below.

    Posted on 01/05/2011 by Phil James
  • Returning to LOTRO Part 3

    MMORPG.com writer Phil James has been having a rousing good time in his latest excursion into Lord of the Rings Online after a hiatus. In the third installment of the series, Phil talks community, kinships, crafting and group quests. Check it out and then tell us about your experiences.

    Posted on 01/03/2011 by Phil James
  • Returning to LOTRO Part 2

    In the second installment of Phil James's "Returning to LOTRO" articles, he details his experiences trying to level his 'toon up to 40. Along the way, Phil talks about the incredible amount of lore in the game, particularly for those who are familiar with the books and movies. Check out Phil's latest adventures in Returning to LOTRO Part 2.

    Posted on 12/27/2010 by Phil James
  • Returning to LOTRO

    MMORPG.com writer Phil James has hit the wall with his old MMO favorites, WoW and EQII. It's time, he has determined to go back and revisit one of the countless number of MMOs that he's tried and discarded after the free month trial is over. In his quest to find something to fill his time, Phil has reacquainted himself with Lord of the Rings Online. Find out if Phil's return to Middle Earth is more engaging, more fun, more -everything- than the last time he played.

    Posted on 12/24/2010 by Phil James
  • November Update & 2011

    MMORPG.com's Jaime Skelton has a lot to say about the recent happenings in Lord of the Rings Online. Bot the upcoming November update and the just-announced expansion, Rise of Isengard, garner attention from Jaime who has quite a bit to say about each. Check out Jaime's LOTRO: November Update & 2011 and then leave a comment below.

    Posted on 11/19/2010 by Jaime Skelton
  • The Quiz: P2P to F2P

    With the announcement earlier this week that Champions Online is headed to free to play, MMORPG.com's Drew Wood has put together a quiz to test your knowledge of some of the more recently 'converted' F2Ps on the market. See how you do and then give us a report on the forums!

    Posted on 10/29/2010 by Drew Wood
  • PAX Chat With Aaron Campbell

    At last week's PAX convention, MMORPG.com's Angie Webb had the opportunity to check out the new F2P-P2P hybrid version of Lord of the Rings Online. Turbine's Aaron Campbell took Angie through the game and discussed some of the finer points like "Does free to play actually mean free to play?" Garrett also got a look at what he called "he most interesting online haunted house I’ve ever seen." Read on!

    Posted on 09/10/2010 by Garrett Fuller
  • Game Designers Address Misconceptions About PvP

    In his latest article for MMORPG.com, writer Michael Lafferty spends time with Funcom's Craig Morrison, Turbine's Jared “Kelsan” Pruett, Perfect World's Jon Belliss, and Realtime Worlds' EJ Moreland in a round table discussion about the misconceptions and 'fear' surrounding PvP. It's a fascinating look at the age-old (relatively speaking) argument for and against PvP and one that you won't want to miss.

    Posted on 08/02/2010 by Guest Writer
  • Sometimes You Just Have to Grind It Out

    MMORPG.com columnist Michael Lafferty tackles one of MMO players' biggest complaints: THE GRIND. Michael has discovered that, as his title says, sometimes you just have to grind it. With this in mind, Michael talks to several game developers about the issue. Find out what they have to say about THE GRIND, leveling, starting areas and trying not to make games feel like work.

    Posted on 07/14/2010 by Guest Writer
  • LotRO Update

    MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller recently spoke with the team at Turbine about Lord of the Rings Online, where the current game is and what the team has planned for the future.

    Posted on 04/08/2010 by Garrett Fuller
  • Over Rock and Under Tree

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Reporter Jason Parnele writes this look at his own return to Turbine's Middle-Earth MMO, recounting some of his experiences.

    Posted on 02/17/2010 by Guest Writer
  • is LotRO Art?

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Andrei Harnagea writes this article looking at the video game as an art form.

    Posted on 06/23/2009 by Andrei Harnagea
  • A Look at the Looks of LotRO

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Andrei Harnagea writes this look at the different factors that make Lord of the Rings Online a visually appealing game.

    Posted on 05/07/2009 by Andrei Harnagea
  • Two Years, Book 8 and Beyond

    Today, Turbine celebrates the 2nd anniversary of Lord of the Rings Online. In a press conference to mark the event, EP Jeffrey Steefel discussed the game's past two years and revealed some of what we can expect in the upcoming Book 8 and further into the future of the game.

    Posted on 04/24/2009 by Jon Wood
  • A Look at Book 7

    MMORPG.com's Donna Desborough recently had a chance to go and look at the new additions that Turbine brought in with the recent launch of Book 7 for Lord of the Rings Online

    Posted on 03/19/2009 by Donna Desborough
  • Another Look at Moria, Part Three

    MMORPG.com writer Matt McLean writes this new look at the Mines of Moria expansion for Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online, outlining some of the new areas introduced by the expansion.

    Posted on 02/03/2009 by Matt McLean
  • Another Look at Moria, Part Two

    MMORPG.com writer Matt McLean writes this new look at the Mines of Moria expansion for Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online, outlining some of the new areas introduced by the expansion.

    Posted on 01/26/2009 by Matt McLean
  • Another Look at Moria, Part One

    MMORPG.com writer Matt McLean writes this new look at the Mines of Moria expansion for Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online, outlining some of the new areas introduced by the expansion.

    Posted on 01/21/2009 by Matt McLean
  • First Impressions of Mines of Moria

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Matt McLean writes this overview of his first few hours in the new Lord of the Rings Online expansion.

    Posted on 11/20/2008 by Matt McLean
  • Is There A Casual Endgame

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Daniel Hubbell writes this look at the endgame content in Lord of the Rings Online from the perspective of a casual gamer without too much time to dedicate to raiding.

    Posted on 11/14/2008 by Daniel Hubbell
  • Correspondent - Outfit System Overview

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Malcom Calivar has written this report discussing the outfit system that makes it possible for LotRO players to change their appearances both in the facial models and in terms of gear.

    Posted on 09/29/2008 by Malcom Calivar
  • Correspondent - Monster Player vs. Player Overivew

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Malcom Calivar has written this overview to the monster player vs. player system, the alternative to standard PvP, in Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 09/15/2008 by Malcom Calivar
  • Correspondent - The End of What's to Come

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Dustin Onesti writes this report on his experiences in and around the Book 14 unlock event.

    Posted on 09/06/2008 by Dustin
  • Correspondent - A Look at Housing

    MMORPG.com LotRO Correspondent Matt McLean writes this article overview of the housing system in Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 08/28/2008 by Matt McLean
  • Correspondent - Response to Book 14

    In his debut Correspondent article, Dustin Onesti writes this response to the most recent Book update from Lord of the Rings Online and even gives some strategy tips for defeating the boss in Book 14 Chapter 1, The Heraldry of Lindon.

    Posted on 08/13/2008 by Dustin
  • Correspondent - Moving into the Mines

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Matt McLean files this report on the upcoming expansion for the game, the Mines of Moria and discusses whether or not the new addition will be worth the box price.

    Posted on 07/30/2008 by Matt McLean
  • Exploring Book 14

    MMORPG.com News Manager Keith Cross was recently on the recieving end of a tour of the upcoming Book 14: The Ring-Forges of Eregion, the newest free update coming from the makers of Lord of the Rings Online. Today, he gives an overview of his experience with some of the new content.

    Posted on 07/08/2008 by Keith Cross
  • Visual Impressions of Book 13's Forochel

    Yesterday, MMORPG.com brought you images of some of the new monsters that will appear in LotRO's Book 13 update. Today, Managing Editor Jon Wood gives us his impressions of the visual look of Forochel, the new and frozen area being introduced by the new book.

    Posted on 04/18/2008 by Jon Wood
  • Connect '08: The Mines of Moria Opens Her Gates

    While attending Codemasters Connect '08 in England this past weekend, MMORPG.com's own Donna Desborough had the opportunity to talk to Lord of the Rings Online executive producer Jeffrey Steffel about the recently announced expansion: the Mines of Moria.

    Posted on 03/18/2008 by Donna Desborough
  • Book 12: The Ashen Wastes: Week of the Champion

    Book 12: The Ashen Wastes, the upcoming free expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, will make major changes and add new powers to the Guardian and the Burglar classes. But Guardians and Burglars aren't the only classes that will be getting a little love and attention, as Book 12 will also see smaller scale changes for the Champion as well.

    Posted on 01/15/2008 by Guest Writer
  • The Month of the Guardian

    Each new book for Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: The Shadows of Angmar takes a look at two of the game's classes for the purpose of improving and re-balancing the class. Here we present the changes that are on the horizon for the Guardian in Book 12.

    Posted on 01/08/2008 by Guest Writer
  • Class Overview - Captain

    Today, MMORPG.com's own Donna Desborough takes the time to talk a little bit about her favorite class in Lord of the Rings Online: The Captain.

    Posted on 12/27/2007 by Donna Desborough
  • Housing Overview

    When Book 11 launched for Lord of the Rings Online, it added a number of new things into the game: A new raid zone, changes to a couple of the classes, new quests... but if you ask many players what it was they were looking forward to about the update, they probably would have said housing. Today, we present part one of a housing overview, starting with the basics and looking at Bree-land and The Shire.

    Posted on 10/31/2007 by Jon Wood
  • E3 Update

    In her last report from this year's E3, Staff Writer Carolyn Koh catches us up on Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, including information on Book 10 and player housing.

    Posted on 07/25/2007 by Carolyn Koh
  • A Look at the Shores of Evendim

    With MMORPG.com's review published yesterday, we thought it would be a good idea to have Staff Writer Donna Desborough take a quick look at the recently launched free content expansion for Lord of the Rings Online. Titled The Shores of Evendim, the new addition adds quests, a new area, and tons of small bug fixes and tweaks.

    Posted on 06/19/2007 by Donna Desborough
  • Seattle, WA Launch Party

    On the 23rd of April, Carolyn Koh attended one of five launch parties being held across the United States to celebrate the launch of Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. The party was held, appropriately, at GameStop.

    Posted on 04/26/2007 by Carolyn Koh
  • European First Look

    Staff Writer Donna Desborough writes this European First Look at LotRO based on her play time in the game's beta and in the European pre-order pre-launch.

    Posted on 04/24/2007 by Donna Desborough
  • CES 2007: Preview

    Carolyn Koh was in Las Vegas for CES and brings us this report on Turbine's next MMORPG, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

    Posted on 01/15/2007 by Carolyn Koh

Awards

  • Best of PAX Prime 2011

    PAX Prime is one of the final US games conventions and we had a team of boots on the ground. At the conclusion of PAX Prime, the team met to talk about their favorite games and compiled a 'best of' list for MMORPG.com. See which games took our top honors in Best of PAX Prime 2011.

    Posted on 08/29/2011 by William Murphy
  • 2010 Awards: Biggest News Story

    The month of December has come and gone, taking 2010 with it. Some say good riddance, some look back fondly, but no matter how you slice it, that puppy’s behind us and we’re all moving forward to 2011. For the team here at MMORPG.com, we’ve just got one tiny loose thread to tie up before we officially start the new year: We have to announce the winners of the 2010 MMORPG.com Reader’s Choice Awards! Today we feature our final award, 2010's Biggest News Story.

    Posted on 01/16/2011 by Drew Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Game of the Year

    The month of December has come and gone, taking 2010 with it. Some say good riddance, some look back fondly, but no matter how you slice it, that puppy’s behind us and we’re all moving forward to 2011. For the team here at MMORPG.com, we’ve just got one tiny loose thread to tie up before we officially start the new year: We have to announce the winners of the 2010 MMORPG.com Reader’s Choice Awards! Today we feature the 2010 Game of the Year.

    Posted on 01/14/2011 by Jon Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Best F2P MMO

    The month of December has come and gone, taking 2010 with it. Some say good riddance, some look back fondly, but no matter how you slice it, that puppy’s behind us and we’re all moving forward to 2011. For the team here at MMORPG.com, we’ve just got one tiny loose thread to tie up before we officially start the new year: We have to announce the winners of the 2010 MMORPG.com Reader’s Choice Awards! Today we reveal the award for best F2P MMO.

    Posted on 01/13/2011 by Jon Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Best F2P Game

    In today's round of voting in the 2010 Reader's Choice awards here at MMORPG.com, we invite you to check out this year's nominees for the Best F2P game of the year. Check out the choices, cast your vote and let us know why you chose as you did!

    Posted on 12/11/2010 by Drew Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Favorite MMO Company

    In today's round of voting in the 2010 Reader's Choice awards here at MMORPG.com, we invite you to check out this year's nominees for Favorite MMO Company. These are the good folk who bring us the games we love. We love those who make great games and know how to treat their customers. Check out the list, pick your favorite and let us know why you picked that particular company in comments below.

    Posted on 12/08/2010 by Drew Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Biggest News Story

    In today's round of voting in the 2010 Reader's Choice awards here at MMORPG.com, we invite you to check out this year's biggest new stories and select the one that you believe created the most stir in 2010.

    Posted on 12/07/2010 by Drew Wood
  • Best Overall Game of 2008: Winner

    MMORPG.com is pleased to announce the winner of the 2008 Reader's Choice Award for Best Overall Game of 2008.

    Posted on 01/14/2009 by Jon Wood
  • Best Expansion: Winner

    MMORPG.com is pleased to announce the winner of the 2008 Reader's Choice Award for Best Expansion of 2008.

    Posted on 01/09/2009 by Jon Wood
  • Best MMO Studio of 2008: Winner

    MMORPG.com is pleased to announce the winner of the 2008 Reader's Choice Award for Best MMO Studio of 2008.

    Posted on 01/08/2009 by Jon Wood

Column

  • The Best MMOs of 2013

    As we embark on an exciting new year of MMO releases, we reflect back on the year that was. Though 2013 was light on new MMOs, it was filled to the brim with games fighting for our attention. Patch after patch hit our newsreels. Games such as EVE Online and Lord of the Rings Online spun heads with their expansions. Two of the bigger new games, Final Fantasy XIV and Neverwinter, both impressed and addicted us. Today we reflect on the best. Join us as we countdown the top ten Best MMOs of 2013.

    Posted on 01/10/2014 by Christopher Coke
  • Terrible, Horrible Vertical Expansions

    Vertical expansions, those pesky expansions that create barriers to entry for new players starting at ground zero. In our latest Tourist, we take a look at the phenomenon and offer a unique perspective. Read on and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 11/22/2013 by Christopher Coke
  • The Top Five MMOs for Mac Gamers

    There's no question that Mac users get the short end of the stick when it comes to MMOs. In The List today, we take a look at five terrific MMOs that Mac players can shine in. Read more before leaving your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 10/25/2013 by Pete Schwab
  • The Curious Case of Lord of the Rings Online

    Lord of the Rings Online is one of the more well-known MMOs, even given its advancing age. The latest expansion has come out but is time running out on Turbine's license? In today's Tourist, we take a look at LOTRO and implications for the future. Read on before heading to the comments to join the discussion.

    Posted on 09/27/2013 by Christopher Coke
  • Wayback Wednesday: LotRO Galore

    In our first Wayback Wednesday of 2013, we take a look at Lord of the Rings Online, a perennial favorite around here. Rob takes a look at a few parting goodies the team let out there before heading out for the holidays. Find out what's in store for LOTRO players as 2013 gets underway. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 01/09/2013 by Robert Lashley
  • On MMOs Going Solo

    According to our latest Devil's Advocate, there is an increasingly prevalent trend for many MMOs to incorporate solo experiences into what is supposed to be a social experience. Whether or not this is a good things will be left to you decide so keep reading! Add your voice to the conversation in the comments.

    Posted on 09/26/2012 by Victor Barreiro Jr.
  • The MMOlympics

    2012 is an Olympic year with athletes from around the world gathering in London to compete for the 'best in the world' title. But what about us? What about those of us who let our characters strut their prowess? Don't we deserve an MMOlympics? We think so and have The List of events we'd like to see included. Read on!

    Posted on 08/07/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • What's for Sale and What's at Stake

    Cash shops in our MMOs are fast becoming the norm whether in free to play titles or in full blow subscription titles. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at the phenomenon and its repercussions. See what you think and then discuss it in the comments.

    Posted on 07/04/2012 by Victor Barreiro Jr.
  • Post-PAX East Thoughts

    Now that we are almost two weeks past PAX East, it's time to wrap up our coverage with some thoughts about the things we both saw and heard during the annual convention. Keep reading and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 04/17/2012 by William Murphy
  • Let There Be ORCS

    Orcs seem to infest every RPG, or at least every fantasy RPG, that we play. In today's List, we take a look at the worst of the worst in Orc-land. Read on and see what you think!

    Posted on 04/16/2012 by Garrett Fuller
  • Update 6 - Soldiers on the Landscape

    Turbine recently released Update 6 which gives players a lot of new territory to explore in the Great River Region. We've got a preview of what players can expect. Read on!

    Posted on 03/05/2012 by Dylan Grozdanich
  • Mounted Combat: A PVP Success?

    One of the more exciting features to be announced for the Riders of Rohan expansion to Lord of the Rings Online is mounted combat. This has gotten a lot of players very excited yet some wonder whether it will make it into LOTRO's version of PvP, Monster Play. Read on and then weigh in with your own thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 02/15/2012 by Guest Writer
  • The Lost Sense of Journey

    In his latest column, MMORPG.com Managing Editor Bill Murphy takes a look at the opposing ideas that we have both gained and lost parts of the journey within the MMOs we love to play. See what Bill's got to say and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Posted on 12/26/2011 by William Murphy
  • The Real Top 10 MMOs of 2012

    It's hard to accurately predict what will be popular in the MMO-space these days. Last week, we took a look at a 2009 piece predicting the success of certain MMOs in 2012 that...ain't gonna make it. In The List today, MMORPG.com Managing Editor dons the swami's hat and prognosticates about 2012 and what he believes will be the real success stories of the year. Read on!

    Posted on 08/23/2011 by William Murphy
  • Me and My MMOs

    In today's Player Perspectives column, readers get a rare inside look at the MMOs that have shaped those perspectives for MMORPG.com columnist Isabelle Parsley. They've winked and snuggled and finally drawn her into their ever-lovin' arms. Read on to see which MMOs have captured Iz's attention and heart over the years and then let us know what you think!

    Posted on 06/03/2011 by Isabelle Parsley
  • A Sub-Genre?

    In the MMO-universe, there is an ever-growing library of games that neither fit the traditional MMORPG genre, nor do they fit into the "normal" subscription-based game. In today's column, MMORPG.com Lead Writer Bill Murphy takes a look at today's MMOGs and ponders the expanding number of sub-genres. Let us know what you think in the comments.

    Posted on 04/21/2011 by William Murphy
  • What’s Wrong With Entertainment?

    In today's MMO world, there are two sub-genres whose fans are in constant battle with one another: Theme Park vs Sandbox. We've all seen the arguments raging back and forth. In today's column, MMORPG.com Lead Writer Bill Murphy tackles the issue of theme parks as entertainment and wonders why those who are waiting for THE sandbox title to emerge don't take advantage. See what you think and then lend your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 04/07/2011 by William Murphy
  • Bang for Your Buck: LotRO

    In the second installment of Adam Tingle's Bang for Your Buck series, Lord of the Rings falls under the microscope. The goal of BFYB is to find a "free to play game" that is truly, or at least mostly, F2P. See how Lord of the Rings Online measures up to Bang for Your Buck. Leave us your thoughts in the comments when you're through!

    Posted on 02/25/2011 by Adam Tingle
  • The Quiz: Expansions Edition

    With this week's launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, MMORPG.com's Drew Wood figured that expansion packs would be a terrific subject for today's Quiz. So sit back, see how you do and let us know what you think in our forums!

    Posted on 12/08/2010 by Drew Wood
  • Looking up from the Grindstone

    In her latest Player Perspectives column, MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley takes a look at what some call the 'grind' in MMOs and that, just maybe, it's not as bad as it's been portrayed. Whether it's collecting materials for crafting or finishing that 'kill 10,000 orcs' achievement, there is something to be said for 'grinding'. See if you agree...or not...and then leave a comment below.

    Posted on 12/03/2010 by Isabelle Parsley
  • F2P Survivor Guy & LOTRO

    MMORPG.com writer Adam Tingle has been on a quest to find great free-to-play games. Delving into our site's Game List, Adam has spent time playing F2P games, both good and not so good. This week, Adam takes time to look at Lord of the Rings Online, recently turned F2P by Warner Interactive and Turbine. See what Adam thinks of Middle Earth in its newest incarnation and whether or not it is worthy of your time.

    Posted on 09/30/2010 by Adam Tingle
  • Fighting Talk: Old vs New MMOs Part 3

    In Part I and Part II of Adam Tingle's Fighting Talk: Old vs New MMOs, "experienced" games were pitted against "the new kids on the block" in categories including community, solo play, instances and more. In today's installment of the three-part look at Old vs New MMOs, Adam discusses Guilds, Crafting and the Time Sink factor. See which group comes out victorious (for today)! Let us know your thoughts, as always, on the forums!

    Posted on 09/24/2010 by Adam Tingle
  • PAX Prime 2010

    MMORPG.com's Angie Webb recently had the opportunity to attend PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington. In today's article, Angie talks about PAX Prime and her impressions of several games as well as some general thoughts about PAX Prime and about the convention season. Check it out and then jump into the conversation on our forums.

    Posted on 09/21/2010 by Angie Webb
  • More F2P for the West?

    With the conversion of three of popular western titles (DDO, Everquest 2 and Lord of the Rings Online), Richard Aihoshi wonders in this week's Free Zone column whether or not more 'western' development companies will start to develop free to play games from the outset. See what Richard thinks and then add your thoughts on the forums!

    Posted on 09/13/2010 by Richard Aihoshi
  • Questions About F2P Conversions

    In this week's installment of Free Zone, MMORPG.com columnist Richard Aihoshi considers the conversion of several subscription titles to free-to-play games. What does it mean when a 'premium' game goes F2P? Richard examines this question and others. Keep reading!

    Posted on 08/30/2010 by Richard Aihoshi
  • Fighting Talk: LoTRO vs. WoW

    In his latest article, MMORPG.com writer Adam Tingle pits Blizzard's World of Warcraft against Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online. It's a battle royale comparing all aspects of the games, from graphics to PvP to community. Find out which one Adam thinks comes out on top and then add your thoughts. Them's fightin' words, baby!

    Posted on 08/26/2010 by Adam Tingle
  • Why You Should Embrace the F2P Movement

    Today's The List column is a provocative look at the free to play movement in games these days. MMORPG.com writer Bill Murphy has four reasons why you need to embrace the F2P movement. See if you agree or disagree.

    Posted on 07/29/2010 by William Murphy
  • LARP & Player Generated Content

    In this week's column, MMORPG.com writer Angie Webb tackles LARP, or Live Action Role Playing and the tie-in with MMOs. Angie calls "LARPers" the "geekiest of the geeks in the gamer world". She's got some fascinating thoughts about LARP, MMOs and player generated content. Check it out!

    Posted on 07/20/2010 by Angie Webb
  • Five Reasons to Be Concerned about LotRO F2P

    MMORPG.com's Bill Murphy writes the companion to his previous "Five Reasons to be Excited about LotRO F2P", examining the other side of the coin.

    Posted on 06/25/2010 by William Murphy
  • Freebird!

    MMORPG.com columnist Justin Webb writes this article on the music system in Lord of the Rings Online and how social only features in MMOs are hard to come by.

    Posted on 01/19/2010 by Justin Webb
  • Top 10 MMOs Since WoW

    World of Warcraft changed the MMO landscape on November 23rd, 2004, but 174 MMOs have come out since that fateful day. We rank them.

    Posted on 10/13/2009 by Dana Massey
  • Five Possible MMO Movies

    In this week's list, Jon Wood looks at the idea that a successful Warcraft movie could set off a rash of MMO-based films and gives his ideas on five that could be likely candidates.

    Posted on 09/15/2009 by Jon Wood

Guide

  • Surviving Northdowns

    A guide to surviving Northdowns in Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 05/29/2009 by Andrei Harnagea
  • How to Buy

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Andrei Hamagea writes this look at buying items in Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online and the best ways to get the most bang for your Middle-Earth buck.

    Posted on 04/20/2009 by Andrei Harnagea
  • Rune-Keeper's First Class Quest

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Pamela Blalock writes this look at the Rune-Keeper's first class quest, An Eye in the Storm.

    Posted on 04/15/2009 by Pamela Blalock
  • Playing the Auction House - How to Sell

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Andrei Harnagea writes this look at the Auction House in Turbine's game and how best tot ake advantage of it.

    Posted on 03/23/2009 by Andrei Harnagea
  • Fellowship Etiquette

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Jim Braner writes this guide to etiquette within a fellowship in Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 12/18/2008 by Jim Braner
  • Making and Keeping Silver in your 20s

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Jim Braner writes this article full of handy tips for making and holding onto money in Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 12/08/2008 by Jim Braner

System Focus

  • The Sound of Music in LotRO

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Jim Braner writes this overview of the music system in Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 12/01/2008 by Jim Braner
  • A Look at Kinships

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Allie Springett writes this look at the kinship feature in Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 11/07/2008 by Allie Springett

Class Overview

  • A Look at the Champion

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Pamela Blalock takes a look at the Champion class in Turbine's Middle-Earth based game.

    Posted on 03/11/2009 by Pamela Blalock
  • Starting Again as a Rune-Keeper

    New MMORPG.com Correspondent Terry Gordo writes this overview of his experience starting Lord of the Rings Online all over again as a level one Rune-Keeper.

    Posted on 01/28/2009 by Guest Writer
  • A Look at the Guardian

    MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Malcom Calivar writes this overview of the Guardian class in Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online.

    Posted on 10/31/2008 by Malcom Calivar

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