Posts Tagged ‘Lord of the Rings Online’

LOTRO Delays Mordor Expansion

As it turns out, one does not simply launch Mordor. To the surprise of very few, judging by the reaction on the Lord of the Rings Online forums, the announcement came yesterday that the Mordor expansion has been delayed due to a bug that could not be fixed prior to today’s planned launch. As a […]

Daybreak Game Company Is Now Publishing LOTRO, DDO

Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online are no longer under the leadership of Turbine Entertainment. In an unexpected announcement, both development teams have been spun off to form Standing Stone Games. Rather than staying on and acting as publisher, that role will be taken by none other than Daybreak Game Company. […]

Turbine Disabling Lord of the Rings Sales Through May

If you were looking at picking up anything in Lord of the Rings Online this week, you’re out of luck. In a post on the official forums, Turbine announced that sales for the nine year old MMO will be halted for a week on Tubine’s store as well as through Steam and Amazon. The announcement […]

LOTRO Will Merge Down To Ten Servers

We learned back in May of Turbine’s plans to merge the Lord of the Rings Online servers, but the company has finally come forward with more specific details on the hows, the whens, and the wheres. All but ten servers will close as part of the merger, five in the US and five in Europe, […]

Lord of the Rings Online Server Mergers Coming

As part of Turbine’s list of updates going live this summer, Lord of the Rings Online will see a number of worlds shuttered with players given the opportunity to transfer their characters and guilds. Updates to the data centers will allow character transfers from inside the game client rather than on the website, as well […]

Lord of the Rings Online Says Dasvidaniya To Russia

Russian gamers will be sad to learn that the local Lord of the Rings Online servers will be shutting down on June 1st. Mail.ru, the publisher of Lord of the Rings in Russia, was either unable or unwilling to renew their license with Warner Bros. and as a result the service is coming to an end. […]

Turbine Suffers Layoffs

Turbine is in the midst of a round of layoffs. According to a news article on Gamasutra, the game developer let go an unspecified number of employees, with the explanation that the layoffs were necessary “in order for us to invest in growth areas at Turbine.” “These are always tough decisions, which we don’t approach […]

Lord of the Rings Safe Until 2017

When it comes to licensed MMOs, there is always the risk that the game will shut down not because of a lack of population, but due to issues over renewing the license. For Lord of the Rings Online, players are understandably concerned over Turbine’s license expiring at the end of the year. Luckily for all […]

From The Archives: LOTRO E3 ’06 Trailer

Tonight’s bit of nostalgia comes from Lord of the Rings Online, more specifically the game’s E3 2006 trailer. Lord of the Rings Online launched in April 2007. Check us out on Youtube for further videos and nostalgia, or continue following us here at MMO Fallout dot com.

Turbine’s New Epic Story Changes

The epic storyline has always been the cream to Turbine’s coffee with Lord of the Rings Online. Set alongside the events from the book, the epic story has the player working behind the scenes to aid in the war against Sauron. Ever since Lord of the Rings went free to play, the epic storyline has […]