Global Service is on its way. That's the short version of Turbine
's announcement that it'll be taking over Lord of the Rings Online
will continue operating LotRO
until June 1st of this year, after which "Turbine is taking over full operations of
The Lord of the Rings Online throughout Europe starting June 1, 2011. We're merging the US and EU services into one mega-service we're calling the
LOTRO Global Service.
This summary is at the head of a combined announcement and FAQ
Turbine has provided to answer any questions players might have. A long list of those has been anticipated and answered, such as how EU players will migrate their accounts, whether characters and inventory will be affected, whether VIP and Lifetime accounts will be changed, and so on. You can check out all the details on Turbine's official announcement page