Posted Wed, Aug 22, 2012 by Martuk
"We’ve had a very successful Beta program with some of the largest and most active beta player populations we’ve seen since Moria. The amount and quality of feedback on our largest expansion ever has been fantastic.
Thanks to some great efforts from beta players, we’ve identified issues that we think need to be addressed before we can launch. In order to address those issues and meet our expectations for quality we’re going to need more time. As a result, we’ve elected to delay our launch to October 15th."
As compensation, Paiz stated in her Producer’s Letter that players that have already pre-ordered the expansion will be given 500 Turbine points as compensation available around September 5th along with a goody bag that will include the following items.
Source: LOTRO Producer’s Letter