In an interview with Massively Overpowered, LOTRO’s Executive Producer talked about a new playable race they are looking at adding with the Mordor expansion.
“Q. You’ve stated that you’re working on expansions for both DDO and LOTRO. Are there any new features or classes planned for them on top of more quests and regions?
A. Rob Ciccolini: Yes. For [LOTRO’s] Mordor expansion, we are looking at the High Elf as a new playable race, and we are adding a system that allows players to pledge their sword to Men, Elves, Dwarves, or Hobbits in their battle against Mordor.”
The interview also talked about the player avatar upgrades, mentioning that there should be a UI option to change between the old and new avatars.