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The Lord of the Rings Online

5 months ago

The Lord Of The Rings Online mourns the loss of Bilbo Baggins actor Sir Ian Holm

This weekend, Lord Of The Rings Online players gathered to commemorate the life of British actor Sir Ian Holm, who passed away aged 88 last Friday. Despite a filmography spanning over five decades, the late actor is best known by many as the definitive Bilbo Baggins - taking the role of the centenarian hobbit in Peter Jackson's adaptation. Fitting, then, that the denizens of the…

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2 years ago

EverQuest & H1Z1 company Daybreak suffer more layoffs

Daybreak Game Company, the H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2 mob formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment, have laid off an unconfirmed number of staff. It's the second wave of layoffs at Daybreak this year, and a real tough time to be laid off. It's the usual "optimising our structure" sort of reason. Daybreak say they'll continue to run their current and are working on new games…

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Lord Of The Rings Online launches throwback ‘Legendary’ server

Things were better in the old days, you'll have heard if you were born within the past four millennia. Children were more respectful, rulers were more divine, gods were more merciful, and expansions hadn't changed your favourite MMORPG. Reader, you can go back. You don't even need to hop in a DeLorean and drive to a Hot Tub Time Machine, as more MMOs are now…

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3 years ago

LOTRO does not simply walk into Mordor

The Lord of the Rings Online was due to finally add Mordor in its new expansion today, over a decade after the MMORPG first launched, but memesters will know full well that walking into Mordor is a difficult feat. The doorknob is at troll height, for starters. So it's no surprise that developers Standing Stone Games announced at short notice that, contrary to plans, the…

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LOTRO walks to Mordor this month in sixth expansion

It takes a long time to travel to Mordor. 10 years, apparently, because a decade after MMO The Lord of the Rings Online [official site] released it's getting its sixth expansion, transporting players into the shadow of Mount Doom.It's a big one, too, adding more than 300 new quests and a new allegiance system through which you can align yourself with one of the factions trying to…

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4 years ago

MMoh: Asheron’s Call closing, D&D Online & Lord of the Rings Online leave Turbine

Oh! One newsbit we missed over Horacemas is the changes afoot at Turbine. The MMORPG specialists announced that they're closing down Asheron's Call, after seventeen years, and its sequel. Meanwhile, the teams behind Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online have started their own new studio, Standing Stone Games, and taken the games with them. That leaves the remains of Turbine…

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7 years ago