That's right, LOTRO is now the second most popular MMO out there, only behind WoW.LOTRO has received critical acclaim from around the globe. Since its launch in April, LOTRO has quickly become the second largest MMORPG with an estimated 4 million characters calling Middle-earth their home. The game continues to grow with two massive updates that have increased the world by over 20%
The game's only been out since April, and yet already has 4 million players.
Plus, the world's size right now is about as big as WoW's with Burning Crusade included, and Eriador is the only part of the world in the game yet. They still have to add Gondor, Rohan, Mordor, Rhovanian, and more.