The LOTRO Game Servers will be brought down on Wednesday, October 17th from 7:00 – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT) for a hotfix. Click here to read about changes. Thanks for your patience, and we’ll see you back in the game soon!
Source: LOTRO Forums
Release Notes 8.0.1 are pretty short so here is a copy and paste of the details.
- Players who pre-purchased the Legendary bundle will now have access to the Horse Session Play quests.
- Players should no longer encounter a specific out of memory client crash.
- Further improvements to server performance have been made. These changes will be slowly rolled out across worlds as we assess their impact.