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Building LotRO's Corsairs Of Umbar: Setting Expansion Expectations, Localizing And Community

The Lord of the Rings Online's Corsairs of Umbar expansion has finally launched and we're wrapping up our interview series on building the expansion. In this final part we explore how the studio sets expectations and pricing, localizes the MMO and then starts to show it to the community.


The Lord of the Rings Online's Combe Forester Event, Harvestmath Fetival Are now Live

The Lord of the Rings Online has had a few events kick off this week, with the third attempt of its Combe Forester Event live this morning. Additionally, this week has seen the return of the Harvestmath festival in Middle-earth.


The Lord of the Rings Online Adds the Mariner in Latest Update, and Opens Preorders for Corsairs of Umbar

The Lord of the Rings Online's expansion, Corsairs of Umbar, is now open for preorder ahead of its November 1st launch. Update 37.2 adds the Mariner class today, along with improvements and balance tweaks.


Best Tab-Targeting MMORPGs to Play in 2023

When MMORPGs were first released, TAB became the most-used key to target the nearest enemy. Hence, the term "tab-targeting". Some still prefer its simplicity. Here are our recommendations for the best Tab-Targeting MMORPGs to play in 2023.


Do You Still Actively Play Your First MMORPG?

With the shut down of The Realm Online in just a few days, we see another old-school MMORPG consigned to history. It got Bradford thinking: how many of us are still playing our first MMO, or have we migrated away - or were forced away through because they just no longer exist?


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.


Lord of The Rings Online Mini-Expansion Before The Shadow Now Available In The In-Game Store

It's been a busy week for The Lord of the Rings Online as the latest mini-expansion, Before the Shadow, is now available for purchase with points in the LotRO Store. The move makes it easier (and cheaper) for those who hoarde points to jump into the new content as before it was only available to purchase from the official website.


The Spring Festival is Back in The Lord of the Rings Online With Several New Items

The Spring Festival opens today in The Lord of the Rings Online. In addition to the returning spring event, Update 34.3 is here, with some adjustments and fixes.


Ill Omens Skirmish Returns to The Lord of the Rings Online  This Week With Update 34.2

The Ill Omens Skirmish returns to The Lord of the Rings Online. Update 34.2 also fixes a number of issues, from incorrect Delvings access to accidental teleportation.


LotRO's Southern Expansion Towards Umbar Should Be Exciting For Any Tolkien Fan

Last year when The Lord of the Rings Online teased the location of the next major expansion, Bradford was hoping for Mithlond. However, yesterday's announcement that it's in fact Umbar, it might have him more excited, especially as a Tolkien fanatic.


The Lord of the Rings Online Tweaks PvMP, and Sarch Vorn, the Black Grave Opens on Dec 1st

Sarch Vorn, the Black Grave is coming tomorrow to The Lord of the Rings Online for Before the Shadow owners. Update 34.0.1 has been released, with a number of fixes, items, PvMP tweaks, and other changes. 


Before the Shadow and Update 34 Are Live in The Lord of the Rings Online

After a short delay, Before the Shadow and Update 34 are now live for The Lord of the Rings Online


The Lord of the Rings Online Pushes Before the Shadow and Update 34 Back a Week to November 15th

We'll be waiting a little bit longer for Before the Shadow and Update 34, as The Lord of the Rings Online team has delayed both a week to November 15th.