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The Lord of the Rings Online: Fate of Gundabad Review

The Lord of the Rings Online's latest expansion, Fate of Gundabad, sees players retaking the legendary home of the Dwarves themselves. But how does this hold up, and does Durin's quest to reclaim Mountain-home do enough? We take a look at the story, new features and more in our review of the expansion.

MMORPG 2021 Year In Review: What Was Your Favorite MMORPG Story This Year?

As we say farewell to 2021, Bradford continues to look back on the MMOs that helped define the year. Specifically, the stories told within those game worlds. Has there been an MMORPG story that has been your favorite this year?

LotRO's Latest Producer's Letter Talks Erebor Housing, New Zone And More

Late last week, Lord of the Rings Online's producer Raninia sent out the latest Producer's Letter, talking a bit about what's to come in the Middle-earth based MMORPG. In the letter, the producer touches on quite a few subjects, including the upcoming housing area in Erebor, Update 32 and more.

LotRO's Gundabad Echoes Moria, But Thankfully Doesn't Replicate Its Labyrinthine Ways

When Fate of Gundabad was announced and we knew we were going back into one of the lost Dwarvish strongholds in Middle-earth, Bradford's hope was we would see something really new. And while we don't have a simple retread of the past, Lord of the Rings' Gundabad is giving massive Moria vibes - in both good and bad ways.

Lord of the Rings Online's Update 31.1 Tweaks Morale Regen, Allows Defunct Legendaries To Be Dismantled

The Lord of the Rings Online has been busy this fall with the launch of their latest expansion, Fate of Gundabad. Today's update improves some of the issues with Gundabad's release, as well as starts allowing players to get rid of those old Legendary items that have been held onto since the revamp earlier this year.

Interview: Talking Fate of Gundabad With LotRO's Executive Producer

Fate of Gundabad, the latest expansion from The Lord of the Rings Online, has been out for almost a month now, and we wanted to know a bit more about its creation. We chatted with Executive Producer Rob Ciccolini at Standing Stone Games about the Dwarvish-themed expansion to the MMO.

LOTRO Patch Brings Fixes to Gundabad Quests and More

With the Fate of Gundabad expansion now out for Lord of the Rings Online, the latest 31.0.2 patch notes hitting today aim to bring some fixes.

UPDATED: Two New Fate of Gundabad Dungeons and Lots of Fixes in The Lord of the Rings Online's Latest Update

Following the release of Fate of Gundabad, this week's Lord of the Rings Online update brings many fixes, but also Fate of Gundabad's two new 1-3 player instances 

From Using Vertical Space to Psychedelic Plants, Go Behind the Scenes of Designing Fate of Gundabad

Now that The Lord of the Rings Online: Fate of Gundabad is out, the Standing Stone Games team is opening the doors to a peek behind the scenes of at creating the expansion's environments and scope. 

Lord of the Rings Online's Fate of Gundabad Expansion Launches Today - Are You Jumping Back Into Middle-earth?

The latest expansion in The Lord of the Rings Online, Fate of Gundabad, has launched today. Taking place in the northern reaches of Middle-earth, Fate of Gundabd concludes the story of Durin and the Legacy of the Dwarves as they aim to retake their ancient home of Gundabad.

The RPG Files: Roleplaying Is Hard, Y'all

Bradford had his first of in-person role-playing in Dungeons & Dragons earlier this week in 20 years, and it reminded him that it's both hard and that there was a reason he stopped trying in the MMORPGs he played.

Go Behind the Scenes of Creating the Brawler in Lord of the Rings Online

There's a new devblog for the Lord of the Rings Online detailing the process of how creating the Brawler came about. Since this was the first new class added to the game in years, it was not a process undertaken lightly.

Lord of the Rings Online Update 31 Beta Opens Up, and a Roadmap for Coming Changes

Work continues on update 31 for the Lord of the Rings Online and beta session three is now open on Bullroarer today.. There is also a new brief roadmap for upcoming features and when they're expected.

Set Your Difficulty and Pace With The Lord of the Rings Online's Updated Legendary Servers

If you're playing through The Lord of the Rings Online, there are two new Legendary servers that let you choose your experience and play the way you want to go through Middle-earth.  the Shadowfax and Treebeard servers let you choose the pace you want to go at when starting a new journey.

I Really Regret Sleeping On The Dwarvish Stories In The Lord of The Rings Online

Dwarves. Not the Firstborn, or the Secondborn of Illuvatar, but rather the red-headed stepchildren of Middle-earth. This is a race that, admittedly, Bradford hasn't spent too much time thinking about in the fourteen years he's run around The Lord of the Rings Online. But prepping for Gundabad has made him quite upset he's slept on the wonderful stories Standing Stone Games has written for this solemn race.