https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthr...48#post5676848I've actually seen someone complaining that we're living up to the promise we made that the epic story line will always be free to all players.
That to me is a promise that the epic story line will always be free.
So something has changed from this promise. Big battles are part of the epic story line and this is the reason it is not free. Well LI are part of the epic story line, skirmishes are part of the epic story line and mounted combat is part of the epic story line yet all players get at least some level of access to them all. Surely the big battles that are in the epic quests could be done by anyone but if you want to do them out of the quests then you need to buy the expansion.