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Shadowfax Has Reached Moria As LotRO's First Expansion Hits Legendary Server This Week

Shadowfax has raced to the Moria, as the first expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online is hitting the fast-progression Legendary server this week. This will also bring a bump in level cap to 60 on the new progression server which launched only two months ago.

What Was The First Dungeon That Hooked You On MMOs?

Everybody remembers their first. First dungeon that is - and the world of MMORPGs have a ton of them. But what was the first dungeon that really make you start to fall in love with the game - and the genre as a whole?

LOTRO Producer Raninia Talks When We Can Expect Legendary Items in Bullroarer

In a recent community live stream, the Lord of the Rings Online Producer Oleg "Raninia" Brodskiy shared more details on legendary items' long-awaited arrival, and more.

Lord of the Rings Online's Recent Communication Push Feels Like A Complete 180 - For The Better

Last year much of the discourse around The Lord of the Rings Online was one where the community didn't feel as though the team was doing as much as it could to communicate with its players. This was completely exacerbated thanks to the extended downtimes last year. However, the recent push with interviews, especially with new producer Raninia, it feels like Standing Stone Games has dome a complete 180 - for the better.

LotRO Producer Talks Extensively About Legendary Item Revamp, Calling The New System Much 'Simpler' In New Interview

In a new interview, Lord of the Rings Online producer Oleg "Raninia" Brodskiy detailed a bit more of the approach being taken by Standing Stone Games towards revamping its Legendary Items. Additionally, in the more than hour-long interview, Raninia also touches again on monetization and more.

LotRO's Legendary Server Anor Getting A Level Cap Increase Tomorrow

The Lord of the Rings Online's legendary progression server Anor is getting a level cap increase with tomorrow's patch, according to Standing Stone Games. The cap increase covers the Mordor expansion as well as the Legacy of the Necromancer quest pack on the progression server, putting it one step closer to being on content parity with the rest of the game servers.

MMOSide Chat - Is There A Mechanic From Another Game You Wished Was In Your Favorite MMO?

Recently Bradford has been thinking about MMOs and some of the unique mechanics that each game tries to bring to the table. While not every mechanic would directly translate, it got him wondering: if you could choose any mechanic from any game to inject into your favorite MMO, which would it be and why?

LOTRO Monetization 'will definitely not change significantly before Gundabad', But Change Is Coming

It looks like Lord of the Rings Online's monetization will not change in a significant manner before the Gundabad expansion due sometime later this year.

Is There An In-Game Title You Craved In Any MMO?

In game awards for your time are paramount to keeping players engaged, and Bradford can't think of one that players he speaks to love showing off more than a hard-to-earn character title. Is there a title you craved and had to have in any MMO you've played?

Weatherstock XIII Further Proves LotRO's Community Is Among MMO's Best

Weatherstock XIII took place over the weekend (We even streamed a little bit of it!) and one aspect Bradford could not shake was just how cool the Lord of the Rings Online community has been over the course of the game's life.

Weatherstock XIII Takes Place In The Lord Of The Rings Online This Saturday

Weatherstock XIII, the annual player concert series hosted on the Landroval server, comes back to The Lord of the Rings Online tomorrow, July 17th. The concert will feature 20 different player-made bands performing at the top of Weathertop in the Lone Lands for all to hear.

The Lord of the Rings Online Interview Part 2: EG7, 4K Support And More

With Gundabad and the future on the horizon for The Lord of the Rings Online, we sat down with the team's executive producer, Rob Ciccolini, for an interview last week. This is part two of our chat, where we dive into EG7, graphic upgrades, and the Brawler inspiration.

Lord of the Rings Online Interview With Rob Ciccolini - Legendary Servers, Classic And Beyond

We recently sat down with LotRO's Executive Producer, Rob Ciccolini to talk about the recently released Legendary servers, as well as what the future might hold for LotRO's storytelling beyond Gundabad.

MMOSide Chat - What's In A Name?

Bradford examines what's in a name in this edition of our fireside MMO chat column, MMOSide Chat.

Sponsored Lord of the Rings Online is launching two new Legendary Servers, debuting new challenges, rewards, and progression [SPONSORED]

Lord of the Rings Online features an immersive recreation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, and now VIP players are invited to begin anew and make a fresh start on the new Legendary Servers: Shadowfax and Treebeard.