Oct 17 2016
It seems that the final battle for Middle-Earth will have to wait a bit. Players were hoping to begin playing Lord of the Rings Online Update 19, called March of the King, today, but developers have posted on the game's forums that the update will be delayed a few days. The culprit is an issue with the Henneth Annun landscape within the mmo that the developers wish to correct before letting the update go live.There is hope that the Lord of th... Read
Sep 01 2016
Once upon a time in ye olden days of yore, a player seeking to play a fantasy mmorpg only had a few options to choose from. The main decision was whether to play Ultima Online or EverQuest, but things have changed dramatically since those days. Now gamers are pretty spoiled as there are literally hundreds of fantasy-based games to choose from. However, not all such games are equal, and quite a few appeal to those who prefer a certain playing styl... Read
Jul 21 2016
Far too often, we see good mmo games closing down for good. I was one of the pundits who speculated that Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online would be closing down sooner rather than later due to the recent layoffs at Turbine and the company's focus on creating free-to-play mobile games. So far, my speculation is proving to be false. Yesterday, Executive Producer Robert “Severlin” Ciccolini addressed the future plans of DDO th... Read
Jul 14 2016
If there's one characteristic of the world of online games, it's that they're always in a constant state of flux. New mmo games are developed and released while older games gradually fade away. What was once considered standard, such as a monthly subscription, is replaced by a different model, such as free-to-play, entirely. Game companies rise and fall, and it appears that Turbine is about set to make a major transition. The company has made two... Read
Jun 24 2016
One thing that mmo players love to do is complain. Every segment of the gaming population (PvP, endgame enthusiasts, solo players, etc.) is guilty of saying that their particular online game is not providing enough content for their specific tastes. In the case of Lord of the Rings Online and players who love to raid, this is true to the extent that is has been three long years since a new raid has been added to the game. Now that is set to chang... Read
Jun 01 2016
There's nothing like immersing oneself wholly into the virtual world of an online game. Going on epic quests, slaying foul monsters, and flying across the stars is a welcome respite from the problems and stresses of the real world. This is why I've always been a fan of mmos that strive to be as immersive as possible. There are lots of ways for an mmo to create a sense of immersion for the player, ranging from full voice acting to exceptionally de... Read
Apr 12 2016
While it is always immensely fun to explore dungeons and fight some boss in a massive raid, there's just something extra special about taking part in a truly epic battle in mmo games. Perhaps it's that the stakes are so much higher or that victory always comes with some loss, but huge battles always have always had a special place in fantasy lore. Now gamers can take part in the biggest fantasy battle of all time, the Battle of the Pelennor Field... Read
Jan 05 2016
The road isn't always smooth for playing and enjoying mmo games. While the advent of online games allows players to quest through virtual worlds of adventure alongside players from all over the world, there are some issues that crop up that can dampen enthusiasm. Languages and IP blocks are big issues, but another one is latency. Even if a game is available to play in one's region, there could continue to be connection and latency issues due to w... Read
Dec 21 2015
LOTRO rings in the new year with the return of its annual Yule Festival. Players can again troop to the town of Winter-home and partake in your favorite activities and quests.
The LOTRO Yule Festival 2015 -- which began over the weekend and will last for nearly four weeks until January 10, 2016 -- ups the ante this year in the rewards department.
Players now have a chance to own a Steed of Winter Winds, shown in all her majestic beauty below.
Oct 28 2015
The climatic battle of the Lord of the Rings books has arrived in the online rpg. Turbine has announced that the Lord of the Rings Online Siege of Minas Tirith update is now live in the game. This update brings a slew of new content into the game and is setting the stage for Mordor. Overall, there are three new areas, two new epic battles, and over seventy quests contained in LotRO Update 17.Naturally, the focus on the Lord of the Rings Onlin... Read