I picked this story via GameIndustry.com. Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) is the top selling PC game across North America and Europe. The game has received good ratings from various reviews, and the powerful brand must be one reason for game’s success.
I think this news is a pleasant surprise in the MMO field: it’s good to see that developers come up with new ideas (and aren’t making game “like World of Warcraft, but bit better”). The “monster play” mode sounds like a fun idea in LOTRO, and also the beginning of the game isn’t just about killing rats, but you get on a guest right away.
Now we’ll wait to see when some casual MMO climbs to the top of the charts.