Finally! This is my favorite free-to-play MMO and I can't recommend it enough. It doesn't have the same level of polish as a lot of new games like Rift or Star Wars: The Old Republic, but it does a great job of immersing you into the lore of Middle Earth. The gameplay is similar to Everquest II, but it does borrow a lot of modern mechanics from World of Warcraft like daily quests and titles.
If you fancy running around as a hobbit, killing Nazgul, or hanging out with Strider, you should give The Lord of the Rings Online a try. It's free, so what do you have to lose? If you like it, you can also grab a starter pack on sale right now for $14.99 that will let you ride mounts, gain XP 25% faster, and explore three quest packs. Even if you don't want to drop a dime on it, it's still a fantastic game.
Also, you can play instruments in the game and it's very easy to use text files as sheet music. This leads to many hours of standing around in town doing nothing but playing the lute.
|8:00 PM on 10.15.2012|
Calling all Horse Lords! Riders of Rohan content released
If you've been looking for a reason to venture back into the lands of Middle Earth, or are just looking to pass the time before the next Peter Jackson film, Turbine has got you covered. Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainm...more
|11:00 PM on 02.28.2012|
Lord of the Rings Online has a new box copy at GameStop
The Lord of the Rings Online: Mithril Edition is now available exclusively from GameStop in stores and online. This $29.99 boxed copy includes an exclusive "Steed of the Horse-lords" mount, the "Path of the Fellowship" quest ...more
|3:15 PM on 12.08.2011|
New screenshots for LOTRO: The Prince of Rohan
The updates keep coming for the Lord of the Rings Online in 2011. On December 12, users will get a chance to play a new update entitled "The Prince of Rohan." This follows just a few months after the Rise of Isengard which la...more
|7:00 PM on 05.22.2013|
WildStar's Paths accomodate specific MMO play styles
The new MMO on the block, WildStar, is gearing up for its release this year, and the developers at Carbine Studios are cranking out new details as we near that. As if making choices in MMO games weren’t tough enough, C...more
|9:00 PM on 05.21.2013|
Guild Wars 2 sheds a little off its price
Despite not playing as much Guild Wars 2 as I'd like to, that's okay -- it's not costing me anything. I can continue not playing free of guilt, which is the only way I can do MMO gaming any more, I've realized. ArenaNet has k...more
|7:30 PM on 05.16.2013|
Star Trek Online adds a new preorder ship, goofy clothes
Star Trek Online is less than a week out from its latest big free content update, Legacy of Romulus, which, as may be expected, will introduce the playable Romulan Republic faction and a new line of Romulan Warbirds...more