Well we have lots to gossip about this Christmas from the Yule Festival (already started) to new lvl 105 first age rings, new North Ithillen daily quests for rewards that can be used in new crafting recipies, sold or bartered for Ithillen essences. Wider afield our new kinship alliance is still growing and now has a dedicated alliance website to enable closer collaboration. All we have to do is opt in and use it!
Turbine is no more as they have been bought out by the game developers for Lotro and DDO calling themselves standing stone games. The in game points have been renamed in their image. The long term future of the game is still assured as all the relevant contracts have been transferred to standing stone games. We have yet to hear from this game company about what else they will change yet but I am sure there are exciting times ahead!