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The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online Servers Are Back Up After Weekend Outage

Both The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online are both back up after a weekend-long outage.


The Lord of the Rings Online Is Planning A New Expansion, Kinship Refresh As Part Of 2024 Roadmap

In a letter to fans this week, the LotRO team showcased its tentative plans for 2024, including its 17th-anniversary celebrations, a new hobby, and an expansion in Q4. Also coming is a much-needed Kinship refresh, though details on what that will entail were light.


LotRO's Yuletide Festival Opens On Thursday While Its Treebeard Server Marches on Helm's Deep This Wednesday

The Lord of the Rings Online has a bit going on this week as its launching both its Yuletide Festival as well as getting its Treebeard legendary server to Helm's Deep with a new level cap of 95.


The Lord of the Rings Online Take Players To Umbar As Corsairs of Umbar Expansion Is Now Live

The Lord of the Rings Online is taking players to the southern edge of the Middle-earth map today as Corsairs of Umbar is now live on the game servers. The latest expansion continues the story of the epic MMORPG and takes players to a location never before seen in Tolkien-based media.


Building An Expansion: Crafting LotRO Corsairs Of Umbar's Mariner Class

With any new expansion, it's not just the new region you get to explore that is exciting - it's the new systems and mechanics brought to the game. In The Lord of the Rings Online, that is mainly felt in the new Mariner class. We spoke to the Standing Stone Games team about the class' inception and how they approached building the sea shanty singing swashbuckler.


LOTRO Delays Corsairs Of Umbar Expansion To November 8th

The Lord of the Rings Online has been gearing up for its trek south of Gondor, keen to take in the more southernly climes of Umbar, however players will have to wait a smidge longer as the next expansion has seen a delay.


Building LotRO's Corsairs of Umbar: How MMO Expansions Come To Life

Over the course of an MMO's life, expansions are oftentimes the lifeblood that continues to fuel them. They expand the stories and worlds we love. In this multi-part series, we dive into how LotRO's Corsairs of Umbar took shape, from its first planning phases through its reveal. In this part, we learn how Corsairs of Umbar started its life in the minds of its developers.


Lord of the Rings Online Posts Guardian Class Changes Headed to the Game in Update 37

Update 37 will bring some big changes to the Guardian class, which players will get to test now on the Bullroarer server which is open for testing.


Lord of the Rings Online Opens Bullroarer Server For Update 37 Testing, Shows New Hobbit Premium Housing In New Stream

It's a busy Wednesday for The Lord of the Rings Online, with the first part of Update 37 now available for testing on the Bullroarer test server. Also, LotRO showcased the new Lyndelby Homesteads for those interested in player housing on the most recent stream.


LotRO Highlights Its New Forester Event, Teases New Hobbit Housing Preview For This Week

The Lord of the Rings Online is previewing some of the content players can expect to see in the coming days, as a new crafting event is set to hit with Update 37, as well as a first-look at the new Hobbit housing neighborhood that is soon to come.


LotRO's Upcoming Patch Aims to Improve Delving Performance

A small patch is on the way this week that might be the first deployment of a performance patch that could solve (or at least help) with the lag The Lord of the Rings Online faces.


Update 36: Gondor Renewed Adds New Story, Zone, & Custom Difficulty Settings to The Lord of the Rings Online

Gondor Renewed, Update 36 for The Lord of the Rings Online, opens a new story, adds a new zone, and offers customizable difficulty settings all over (and increased rewards for turning up the difficulty).


Standing Stone Games Reassures LOTRO Fans Concerned Over Amazon's New MMORPG

This week, Amazon Games announced a deal with Middle-earth Enterprises to make a new MMO based on The Lord of the Rings IP. Now, Standing Stone Games is reassuring players that The Lord of the Rings Online will continue.


The Lord of the Rings Online Celebrates 16th Anniversary, Adds New Customization Options and More in 35.1

The Lord of the Rings Online is marking its 16th anniversary. Update 35.1 goes live today and brings the anniversary event, along with new character customization options and visual updates in addition to fixes and other adjustments.


How Much Do Graphics Really Matter in MMORPGs? | OGR

In the ever-evolving world of gaming, graphics have always been a hot topic. As technology continues to advance, Steven found himself asking whether graphics still matter in MMORPGs?