Turbine announced today they are temporarily disabling the the following public instances:
- Public Instance: The Siege of Eaworth
- Public Instance: Defence of Faldham
- Public Instance: Defence of Walstow
- Public Instance: Defence of Harwick
Tubine didn’t discuss why they are shutting these instances down but we believe it is due to the reports of large raids of people essentially farming the area for gold and rare drops. I’m not yet at level cap so I haven’t personally experienced it but I’ve heard it that has been been a serious bummer for players trying to complete quests in the area and a bit of a hit to the server economies as well.
I think this is good news for those just wanting to advance their quest dailies. Hopefully Turbine will have the corrections soon!
Source: LOTRO Forums