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I've never heard of an MMO releasing an expansion which did not include endgame content. It's been a bit unclear up to now, but an instance cluster will be released at a later not, but here's the kicker, not for free. Those that payed $40-70 for the expansion will have to pay again for instances.
For those that don't know, their previous expansion, Rise of Isengard, was also released without an instance cluster, but, it was released a few months after and free for those that purchased.
I know this is a f2p game now, but, when paying $40 (minimum) for an expansion, shouldn't we expect some instances to be released with it?
There's a discussion here on the official forums. Apparently, the above wasn't made clear and many people bought the expansion thinking there would be instances included. Furthermore, 1 of the Turbine FAQ said that instances would be included, but has since been corrected....