Quick Lotro update here: http://tentonhammer.com/node/31782
Highlights from the interview:
The Runekeeper is magic based and is the official dwarven loremaster
Monster players will get some type of advancement, alludes to leveling them from 50-60
Players will be getting dynamic player lighting (torches)
There are several new concept art pictures
Eregion for book 14 will go up to the Hollin gate (place where tentacled monster similar to Helchgam lives)
The Hollin gate will be opened for those who buy MoM
The encounter with the Balrog of Moria is couched by the devs as a flashback for your players near the time when it is awakened.
There are many other flashbacks to the dwarves
more character slots added in the expansion
info on buying game
and much much more...
I still want to know what a "Warden" is.. I hope it can turn into a bear...