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OPINION: Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO Canceling Isn't Surprising, But It Does Make Me Wonder What Could Have Been

Amazon and Leyou canceling their upcoming Lord of the Rings MMORPG is unsurprising, but it is a bit depressing. However, it does make Bradford wonder what could have been, from both a pure MMO standpoint and as a die-hard Lord of the Rings fan.

LotRO's Brawler Class Leaks Thanks To Dataminers - Here Are The Details

LotRO's first class to release since 2014's Beorning, the Brawler is getting some details thanks to new datamined leaks in the Middle-earth set MMO. The Brawler, which we all pretty much knew was going to be a hand-to-hand combat specialist, is broken down in a recent YouTube video from LotRO YouTuber Louey7.

The Lord of the Rings Online's Wildwood Update Is Live, Brings Instances, New Zone And Updates To Lighting

The Lord of the Rings Online's latest update, called Wildwood, has now launched. This update brings with it a bevy of additions, including a new zone, instances, quests, the Spring Festival as well as some updates to how the game engine handles its lighting.

Looks Like The Lord of the Rings Online's Wildwood Update Is 'On Target' To Release Next Week

It looks like The Lord of the Rings Online is on track to see a new zone hit the MMO next week, as the upcoming Update 29, also known as Wildwood, is "on track" to release next week.

LOTRO's Executive Producer Talks Gundabad, LI Revamp And More In New Producer's Letter

The Lord of the Rings Online's Executive Producer Rob "Severlin" Ciccolini just posted his most recent producers letter, and in ithe talks about the upcoming Gundabad expansion, update 30, as well as the much anticipated Legendary Item revamp.

Has Your Favorite MMO Lost Some Of Its Initial Magic With You?

Bradford has noticed some of his favorite MMOs, LotRO in particular, have lost some of the magic they once held in his mind. He talks about this and how he's slowing starting to get that magic back.

LOTRO Composer Chance Thomas Relaunches HUGESound Records After Being Victim Of Ponzi Scheme

You might know Chance Thomas even if you don't recognize the name. A prolific video game composer, especially in the MMO space, Thomas is best known in the MMO world for his work as crafting the music for The Lord of the Rings Onlin. However, in 2018 the company he worked so hard to build over 20 years fell victim to a ponzi scheme, resulting in a two year journey to reclaim what was rightfully his.

LOTRO Will Be Seeing A New Raid Before Gundabad Expansion, Legendary Item Revamp Coming 'Later This Year'

In a Q&A with LOTRO's executive producer Rob Ciccolini, the developer confirmed there will be a raid coming before the new Gundabad expansion this year with Update 30. Additionally, the developers discussed the Legendary Item revamp, stating it's coming "later this year."

You Can Now Buy LOTRO's Mini-Expansion With LOTRO Points

Previously only available with cold-hard cash through the Standing Stone Games' website, long-time Lord of the Rings Online players who waited until they could spend their LOTRO points can finally pick up the content via the in-game LOTRO store.

The Lord of the Rings Online's Update 29 Is Live On The Bullroarer Test Server, Brings Mid-Level Content To MMO

In a departure from the usual end-game grind, Standing Stone Games' latest update to their mmo, The Lord of the Rings Online, will see mid-level players get some fresh content with Update 29.

The Lord of the Rings Online's Latest Update Breaks Patcher For Those Running On Older Operating Systems

Not everyone has hopped on board with Windows 10, and for those Lord of the Rings Online players still sticking with Windows 7 and older, you may have noticed an issue with your patcher after update 28.3 hit this week. Standing Stone Games has acknowledged the issue and provided some work arounds via the official forums last night.

LOTRO's Latest Patch Brings Tweaks To Legendary Item Grind And Players Are Not Happy About The Changes

Patch 28.3.1 hit The Lord of the Rings Online today, and with it came changes to the much-maligned changes to legendary items, including tweaks to scrolls of empowerment. As a result of the changes, players have started to express their displeasure at the tweaks, especially as it increases the grind needed to level legendary items in the MMO.

LOTRO Rep Accelerators Will Now Bind to Character, Will Have Max Usage Level of 100 in Latest Test Server Update

A new update to the Bullroarer test server in Lord of the Rings Online brings changes to the rep accelerators which will now bind to characters once acquired, and will feature a max usage level of 100. The community reacts.

MMO SideChat - Future, and Present, MMOs Need More Accessibility Features

As we all transitioned into 2021, one thing that loomed on Bradford's mind while introducing his daughter to more MMOs was something that may go unnoticed by many, but affect thousands of players across the entire games industry: Accessibility. Bradford explores this and how future (and even some present) MMOs can ensure that more people can enjoy the game worlds that shape many of us.

MMOSide Chat - Could A LotRO On Console Even Work?

From the ashes of last week's sale of Daybreak Game Company to EG7 for $300 million, we learned quite a few things from the company now that the information was made public. One tidbit caught Bradford's eye: updating The Lord of the Rings for PCs and "nextgen consoles." Bradford takes a look at whether he thinks the MMO could even succeed in its current state on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.