First off... the digital download has nothing to do with it. The client you have installed contains all the software you will EVER need. What "buying" expansions means to you is that the content becomes unlocked.
Originally Posted by Inkub_Pend4agon
Buying expansions with RL money (especially pre-orders) is what gave folks the cosmetics and other fluff. If you buy an EXPANSION with TPs in the Store, you're unlocking all the content listed in the expansion.
There have been 3 expansions since Moria:
- Mirkwood, which introduced skirmishes and raised the level cap to 65. This is only available as a quest pack nowadays; you won't find an "expansion" for it in the store or anyplace else.
- Isengard, which was the first post-FtP expansion and raised the level cap to 75. The quest pack includes only quests in the zone, the Expansion includes the Orthanc instance & raid cluster.
- Rohan, which came out last month and raised the level cap to 85. I think the expansion includes all 3 trait lines for your Warhorse (everyone gets Medium, but you'll get access to Light and Heavy) and the instance cluster that hasn't been released yet.
As a lifer, you'll never be less than VIP... and as you have discovered, you can save up your 500 TPs/month to buy anything else you like. Lots of people envy you because Lifetime subscriptions aren't available to purchase anymore.
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