For the past few months I have been wondering what Turbine is doing. It seems like they are scaring people off. I don’t know why. But it looks to me as if they are not really into it anymore.
Looking for some info, I came across this article from 2014, and I think it tells the truth:
For me the greatest thing about the game is the interaction with others. The social aspect. I made so many great friends. But if they leave because the game isn’t worth playing anymore, the fun goes away too.
What stays is the great Tolkien world to wander in. And I think I will keep doing that as long as LotRO is online. I hope not as a Lone Lore-master.