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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 04/24/07)  | Pub:Daybreak Games
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Latest Lord of the Rings Online News

List of Several US & EU Worlds Closing in Early '16 Revealed

List of Several US & EU Worlds Closing in Early '16 Revealed - Lord of the Rings Online News

The Lord of the Rings Online site has been updated with a list of both North American and European worlds that will be closed beginning in early 2016. As of this time, no new characters can be created on these worlds and players will begin the transfer process by opening the test world for character copy.

Posted Aug 03, 2015 by Suzie Ford

Announcing Weatherstock 2015!

Announcing Weatherstock 2015! - Lord of the Rings Online News

Lord of the Rings Online has a unique music system and battle weary players have taken a real liking to its nuances. ABC files number into the many thousands with music being played at any street corner and at all hours with genres ranging from Mozart, to Led Zeppelin. This could make for ripe event planning... Enter the fan-created event, Weatherstock!

Posted Jul 23, 2015 by Suzie Ford

Summer Plans Include Server Merges & New Datacenters

Summer Plans Include Server Merges & New Datacenters - Lord of the Rings Online News

The Summer Producer's Letter has been published on the Lord of the Rings Online forum to give players a forward look at the happenings of the next several months.

Posted May 22, 2015 by Suzie Ford

May the Orcs Be With You

May the Orcs Be With You - Lord of the Rings Online News

While May the Fourth might be considered a Star Wars holiday due to the pun ("May the Fourth be with you!"), it's also the day that Lord of the Rings Online publisher Turbine intends on launching Update 16, titled The Ashes of Osgiliath. In preparation of this launch, Community Manager Andy Cataldo facilitated a livestream preview for the public. We were there and brought back this report!

Posted May 01, 2015 by Suzie Ford

Three New Scaling Fellowship Instances Coming Next Week

Three New Scaling Fellowship Instances Coming Next Week - Lord of the Rings Online News

In the latest developer diary on the Lord of the Rings Online site, Ben Schneider has a pleasant surprise for players looking for, as he put it, "hard". In the next update, currently scheduled for next week, players will be able to take part in two three-player instances and one full fellowship instance that will scale from levels 50-100.

Posted Apr 29, 2015 by Suzie Ford

Russian Service Ending on June 1st

Russian Service Ending on June 1st - Lord of the Rings Online News

Mail.ru has announced that service for Lord of the Rings Online in Russia will be closing effective June 1st due to a non-renewal of the contract. As of this writing, players can no longer register for the game and no more payments for microtransaction items are being accepted. A special tavern with all equipment in it has been set up to equip players with the best of the best for one last epic journey through Middle-Earth.

Posted Apr 23, 2015 by Suzie Ford

A Sneak Peek at Update 16

A Sneak Peek at Update 16 - Lord of the Rings Online News

Turbine has taken to the airwaves to give Lord of the Rings Online players a sneak peek into what they can expect in Update 16. Find out more about the lore behind the update, the new Legendary Imbuement System, and some brand new instances coming to the game. The video features a great look at the three new regions coming with Update 16. Check it out!

Posted Apr 21, 2015 by Suzie Ford

Legendary System to be Overhauled

Legendary System to be Overhauled - Lord of the Rings Online News

The Lord of the Rings Online team took to the airwaves to discuss the new way that legendary weapons will be imbued and announced that most of the current legendaries will be grandfathered into the new system.

Posted Apr 09, 2015 by Suzie Ford

Update 15 - A Valiant Effort from a Reduced Studio

Update 15 - A Valiant Effort from a Reduced Studio - Lord of the Rings Online News

While Lord of the Rings Online hasn't been around quite as long as other AAA MMOs, it's still been around long enough for the short attention span of the internet to proclaim it 'forever'. Launched in April 2007, the game has taken the Lord of the Rings story all the way to Gondor, with players getting to help Aragorn take on the Corsairs of Umbar. Update 15 also brings Beornings to the table, the first new class added to the game since 2008.

Posted Jan 01, 2015 by Suzie Ford

Update 15.1 Brings Bug Fixes & Essence Changes

Update 15.1 Brings Bug Fixes & Essence Changes - Lord of the Rings Online News

The Lord of the Rings Online forum has been updated with the latest update notes. Included among the general bug fixes and feature enhancements is the news that unique essences from Central Gondor will no longer be stackable. Players will only be able to equip one of each type. The team detailed how retroactive changes will be applied alongside the long list of other patch contents.

Posted Dec 15, 2014 by Suzie Ford