So I have made it to this point in the Epic Story Line and have taken the road through the Valley of the Bones. I'm told to help this NPC with some things and the quest icon above him has the TP logo wanting me to buy the region. That's fine and all, I'm VIP and was planning on buying the expansions as I leveled up (I have recently started playing again, I had left off at Moria at the time) but everything that I've read so far says that you should be able to do the epic storyline free up to the Helm's Deep expansion.

So my question is, has that changed or have I done something wrong?

Thanks in advance.