Via LOTRO Players and a couple other sources comes the news that Turbine’s doing a major forum/website update on the 29th. The big plus here is that we’ll get a convenient all-in-one community page with relevant news and the forums should be much improved.
However, I’m quite sad to hear that Turbine’s discontinuing both the Lorebook and player blogs. The Lorebook was a useful secondary source of in-game info (after the LOTRO Wiki) and its loss will be felt. Even more so is the puzzling demise of player blogs. I don’t know how many people used them these days, but they used to be somewhat popular. I know that if I had invested time into writing one and the studio just up and killed it, I’d be a little miffed. I guess that’s a good reason why you should never, ever trust a studio’s own social or community network instead of a third-party source.