I've played a handful of MMO's, but never have I actually been immersed in an MMO world. I think it's because I don't want to learn a bunch of new lore. But, I'm a huge game player with a lot of knowledge of Middle-Earth.

I won't be able to start my VIP status until next week. (My wife tells me it isn't in the budget for this week.) If I continue to play my current F2P character, will I miss out on anything important between now and the time I upgrade? I'm not very far into the game, so I'm sure I'm not missing out on much content, but I'm going to play a lot this weekend. I just want to know if I should expect to start a new character for when I go VIP or not.

Any answers would be super helpful.