Things aren't looking good for Middle-Earth as Turbine announced it's permanently closing down 19 out of its 29 servers for The Lord of the Rings Online.
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Turbine, one of the most influential developers in the MMORPG genre, has been hit with another round of unspecified layoffs.
One of the most influential development studios in MMORPG history has just been hit with a number of pink slips.
If you're one of the players who are ridin' dirty around Middle-earth, waiting for the instances promised in October, we've got some good news! Not only did the Riders of Rohan expansion drop on Saturday, but today's update delivers so much shiny content that it'll make Smaug want to sit on it.