Today Turbine announced the Blessing of the Valar is to release with Update 17.1. The new LOTRO store item will allow characters to level to 95 instantly. The item is currently priced at 5995 Turbine Points on the test server. The item contains many of the same things as the Gift of the Valar, including a full set of level appropriate gear, a mount and many other boosts and buffs.
The Gift of the Valar has been reduced by 1000 Turbine Points to 3995.
Why did Turbine release this item now? We have been at level 100 for over a year now. Does this mean a level cap increase will be coming in a future update?