Lows: No free to play and no new content yet for Lotro Europe. Not even a clear date as to when these will be released.
In the six weeks I have been back in Middle Earth I have pretty much achieved everything I wanted to achieve before the release of the new content. I am finished the Epic books and I have equipped my level capped main character with a reasonable if not spectacular set of gear and skills. The end game grind awaits which is the point I normally get bored and move on from the game but the carrot of new content still dangles tantalisingly out there. I guess I will try and run a few more end game dungeons while I wait without making a serious effort to gear up for raiding.
Highs: I did have a minor success last night when I managed to solo a difficult quest that was recommended for a small fellowship (the Book 9: Epilogue quest set in Gath Ulunn). It is common enough to hear players talk about soloing group encounters and I am sure more experienced, better geared players would laugh at my pride in this but for me soloing the big worm pulls in this dungeon was a substantial achievement. I had to plan my tactics perfectly not just using long cool down skills but timing their use so that they gave the maximum impact. Pulling it off cheered me up.