Codemasters decided to delay the launch of the latest Lotro Update 2: Echoes of the Dead for EU players due to a problem with legendary weapons (the critical results are providing shards and not the relics of the next higher tier). Codemasters will wait until the hotfix is available and the new launch date is scheduled for Thursday, 24th March. Since Turbine announced tentatively scheduled server maintenance we hope this issue will be solved quickly.
Due to a critical issue discovered on the US service we have chosen to delay the European release of Update 2: Echoes of the Dead until we have the hotfix applied to our version. The issue discovered is that critical relic combines are not providing the next tier of relic like normal combines
The hotfix is due later today and will immediately be deployed to QA for testing. We are tentatively targeting Thursday, 24th March as our revised launch date for Update 2: Echoes of the Dead.
Due to this delay, the Spring Festival start has also been postponed. We will be extending the Spring Festival accordingly once Update 2 has been released.
We have confirmed that critical relic combines are not providing the next tier of relic like normal combines. We are currently working on this issue. This issue has now been added to the known issues list.