Our players have often asked if there's a way to pre-patch while the servers are down, or download a patch on a different computer and then transfer it to the one their game is installed on via USB drive, CDR, etc.
We're please to offer a downloadable patch for Book 10! This patch will update clients from Book 9 to Book 10. New players will still need to go through the normal patching process - this patch will only work for those whose clients are current as of today (August 16). It will not work for Roheryn.
The downloadable patch means you can download it and patch your client before the update goes live on the servers, saving you time when they come back up. It also means you can download the patch on a computer that you don't have LOTRO installed on (i.e. your work computer), transfer the patch to a disk or device, and then run it on the computer with a LOTRO client to update it.
Please note that this first version of the downloadable patch does not contain movies (approximately 44Mb), and you'll still need to patch those through the normal process - but if you've pre-patched already, you'll save yourself quite a bit of time on patch day!
To download the updater (approximately 320Mb), click here
Also there's a "preview" downloadable version of the Book 10 art pack
in the Developer Utilities section. This art pack only works on Roheryn at the moment, until Book 10 goes live.
Thank you Frosty, for getting that made available to us ahead of time, so that we can start working with the new options early and maybe see some new interface's available when Book 10 goes live, or shortly thereafter.