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The Lord of the Rings Online shuts down most of its worlds

Looks like The Lord of the Rings Online hasn’t been in the best shape recently. Developer Turbine has announced it will be closing all but five of the worlds for each region. The only worlds that will remain open in the US are: Arkens...

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Lord of the Rings Online licensed renewed throughout 2017

Renewing licenses can be tricky, and in the case of Lord of the Rings Online, fans were nervous that they wouldn't get to keep playing the game for much longer. A recent scare happened when Massively reported that LOTRO had no fur...


Grab a horse and take a trip to Rohan

"Riders of Rohan" will be the fourth major expansion for free-to-play MMO, Lord of the Rings Online. At over twice the size of "Mines of Moria," this expansion is the largest yet, covering six different regions from the Fangorn Forest to t...


Lord of the Rings Online anniversary gifts announced

I had no idea that Lord of the Rings Online was five years old but its anniversary is fast approaching and so is a big old party for you Middle Earth dwellers to enjoy. Oh, and free loot, which is the best kind of loot. The anniversary fest...


LOTR Online and D&D Online going cloud streaming

First it was the move to free-to-play that brought throngs of new players to both The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online in the past. What's there left to do? Well, cloud streaming, of course! Starting today with LOT...


Riders of Rohan expansion coming to LOTRO

If you were impressed by Lord of the Rings Online's last expansion, Rise of Isengard, then you're in for a real treat! A new expansion, titled Riders of Rohan, is set to release in the fall of this year. Turbine claims that this new expansi...


LOTRO community site gets Helm's Deep'd

There's trouble brewing in Middle Earth. Lord of the Rings Online users were alerted to a security issue with Turbine's LOTRO community web applications. On the game's forums a Community Manager advised players to change their passwords jus...


Smedley: Free-to-play is the future

There's no denying that the free-to-play games has become increasingly more popular in the West. Not only do we have new f2p IPs popping up all over the place, established subscription games are going over to that model as well. While it's ...


New monster play screens for Lord of the Rings Online

The newest expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, Rise of Isengard, has some fancy new screenshots showing off visual upgrades to monster play, the game's version of PvP. PvMP (player vs monster player) pits the lighter races  against...



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