|The LOTRO ding graphic is now a giant incarnation of the White Tree of Gondor.|
For better or worse, I'd imagine that most LOTRO players already know how many of the storylines are going to play out. That said, Turbine continues to do a good job working around this challenge by weaving stories that are interesting in the spaces between the lore we know, while adding some original characters to give them some more flexibility.
If I had done the Epic book story and passed through the zone without paying for the quest pack, I would have completed some of these requirements and not received credit. Instead, I paid 528 TP for the quests (after some sale discounts) and got back a small but non-zero rebate. Those numbers would be even more appealing if I ever anticipated getting another character this high into LOTRO, but so far that has not fared so well. Still, it's a reasonably good value for the money, and a nice little bonus to save up for the next paid content update.