To clarify on the previous post:
If you own the Helm's Deep Expansion, your characters will be able to participate in "Big Battles" once they reach level 10. You will be scaled up to level 95 to particiapte in them (Only in terms of stats etc - you dont magically have access to all skills for your class). So you can join in the fun with kinmates or friends.
But yes, it will be a long while until you are in the western rohan landscape or do the associated epic books (Since it's for Lv85-95).
As for the other pre-order fluff:
- Legendary Item related things you will need to be at least Lv45+ to utilise, since they come into play with the moria level range (Although most of these goodies are best to keep until you're at the level cap, and use on those legendary items)
- The steed you will either need to purchase the riding skill in the LOTRO Store (95TP) from Lv5+, or if you are a VIP player, you can instead wait until Lv20 and do a free quest at Hengstacer Farm in Bree-land to acquire the riding skill. If You go for the premium edition, you can't utilise the war-steed cosmetics (identical to the regular steed) until you get a warsteed at L75 or so.
So without knowing your situation, what levels you're at etc, then besides the cosmetics & steed, You're pretty much just getting the Big Battles system until you are Lv85 or so and ready to do the landscape content.
Whether that makes it worth getting now or later, only you can decide. But of course: Those Pre-order bonuses only come with the expansion until the release date (Nov 18th)
Hope that helps
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