We are all very much aware of the extensive maintenance that Turbine is still working on correcting. We currently still do not have an ETA for the server’s return and Turbine has warned that things may remain down through this evening.
Turbine does know that players are very disappointed and Sapience has come to the forums today to let us know of compensation they are planning for premium and VIP players to the game.
As a thank you for your understanding and patience during this downtime, all Premium and VIP players who have logged into their account in the past 30 Days (as of 6:00AM Eastern time on 2/14/2013) will receive 250 Turbine points. In addition, all VIP players who have logged in during the same period will have their accounts credited 1 day of VIP time for each day of downtime, plus 1 additional day. All points and additional time will be granted automatically as soon as our regular service is restored and stable.
Note that those with lifetime accounts are considered VIP and will receive the same benefits. [source]
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for news when LOTRO is available again!