A developer diary released today detailing a new in-game currency being added with update 10 called Mithril Coins. These coins are purchased in the LOTRO store. Now before you flip out let me explain that these are replacing various different tomes and writs already in the game so we’ll have a single currency to utilize these services.
Examples given in the dev diary are replacing Stablemaster Writs, Revive Tomes, Quest Resets and there’s a picture of the Traveller’s Writ that’s used for the new Travel to Quest.
Your current writs and tomes will be converted into the new currency and will be bound to account in your barter wallet making them available for any character on the server [source]. There are no plans for VIPs to be granted any with their subscription and there currently is no way to earn these items in game.
There has not been a mention of cost of these but we do know they will be available in stacks from 5 Mithril Coins to 250 Mithril Coins [source]. This will be something to check out on bullroarer (which should be available to play on tomorrow).
I for one am perfectly ok with this change. It’s not really a store addition as it is a consolidation and replacement of items you currently have to buy individually. This allows you to buy Mithril Coins to use for a variety of services with a single currency. I’m all for simplification of these types of things.