To celebrate DDO’s 7th birthday they are releasing Epic Gianthold. If you are a VIP player or already own the Gianthold content, this update will be free. Read more about Epic Gianthold here.
Nothing has been officially announced but previous birthdays have included the Crystal Cove event. There has been beta testing on Lamannia for the Cove event so maybe it will be included with this update.
Also, all characters made before the U-17 update will receive a holiday gift box. The box will be placed in your inventory and you’ll just have to open it up and choose the item you like best.
The bad news is that there will be more downtime to update the live servers with the content. The servers will be down between 7AM to 10AM Eastern US time. Judging from previous updates and maintenance we can only hope that the time estimate is accurate.
Too take a look at the Lamannia update notes check here.