Re: Music "directional" problems seeming much worse these days.
Distance is more of an on/off rather than an attenuation. It's very loud right by the player, constant sound as you back off, then it suddenly cuts off as you get farther away.
So, I'm not the only person in game to have suddenly gone "deaf" in my left ear? I can basically only hear from my right ear in game, although it's been that way for months now (well before the F2P expansion).
As a level 1 burglar, Bilbo got a pony when he joined the Smaug The Dragon raid. Then he asked for leadership, looted the chest, assigned himself the 1st age Arkenstone and mailed it to an alt (Bilbo's a VIP so can mail from anywhere). They did some PvMP and an Epic Battle, then he apologized and gave the Arkenstone back. He kept the pony.