"WeÂve had a very successful Beta program with some of the largest and most active beta player populations weÂve 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, weÂve 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 weÂre going to need more time. As a result, weÂve elected to delay our launch to October 15th."
As compensation, Paiz stated in her ProducerÂs 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.
- 100% XP Boost (1hr)
- Slayer Deed Accelerators x1 (60 min)
- +20% Renown (3 hours)
- +20% Mount Speed (1 hour)
- Tome of Defence
- Scroll of Finesse
Source: LOTRO ProducerÂs Letter