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While some gamers in the US may not be immediately familiar with Codemasters, we know our readers across the pond will immediately recognize them as the company with the rights to publish Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and (the "who-knows-when-it-will-release") MMO Jumpgate...

April 6th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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"Why you should be playing ..." is a free form column from Massively.com intended to inform you about our favorite parts of our favorite games. We want you to know why we're playing them, so you can know what to play.Almost every fantasy MMO offers some variation on a non-combat activity. Whether y...

December 8th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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One month to the day after the introduction of the Lord of the Rings Online Ring-lore event, nearly all servers have reached the goal of finding 70,000 vestiges of ring-lore each. The only exception to this is the Firefoot server, which has the lowest population, yet Brandywine met their goals on A...

August 22nd 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The first official patch to Lord of the Rings Online's Book 14 has arrived today, and with it comes mostly bug fixes, gameplay balance issues and crafting improvements. However, some of the most pressing changes were ironically added at the very bottom of the patch notes page.In order of awesomeness...

August 21st 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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In the latest forum round-up over at Ten Ton Hammer's Lord of the Rings Online division, it's no surprise that the focus is on Book 14's new content. There are gleeful praises and there are angry rants, but perhaps the most interesting is the speculation on what's to come with the expanded Critter P...

July 25th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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So you took our advice and pre-patched your Lord of the Rings Online client before the servers went live today. You're now ready to dive head-first into the new content, but you might realize that you don't know where to start. The official Book 14 patch notes might seem a bit daunting, so we've com...

July 22nd 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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We know you're excited about tomorrow's new content patch for Lord of the Rings Online. With Book 14, we'll get some wonderful new additions to the game as well as some hearty preparation for Mines of Moria later this year. So it would only make sense that you'd want to play as soon as possible, ri...

July 21st 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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In a recent interview with Ten Ton Hammer, Lord of the Rings Online developers Aaron Campbell and Brent Schmidt answered some questions about the new content patch releasing this Tuesday. They explain a bit more about what to expect with Book 14, and ultimately with Mines of Moria, calling it "the...

July 18th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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After several months of preparation, tons of screenshots, videos and more, Lord of the Rings Online's Book 14 has a set release date. According to the official site, the servers will be down on Tuesday, July 22nd from 6AM - 12PM Eastern time for the latest content update, Book 14: The Ring-forges o...

July 18th 2008 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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As we reported last week from our Lord of the Rings Online Book 14 tour, the time has arrived for the Fellowship to finally leave Rivendell. For the players who enjoy the game's connection to Tolkien's work, this is truly an exciting time. For the game developers, it's a fairly unique challenge.In...

July 17th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Turbine has sent along some brand new screenshots relating to the Lord of the Rings Online Book 14 update, primarily to display some of the Minstrel animations that are going to be introduced. We've added these high quality shots to our Book 14 gallery, and in them you can see various Minstrels pla...

July 17th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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As we announced earlier, Massively recently participated in a hands-on play session for Lord of the Rings Online's newest patch, Book 14: The Ring-forges of Eregion. In this session, we were able to play through some of the exciting new content and document it for you, the faithful readers.In this...

July 13th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments