I have some good news for you. The open world is implemented already. Can't say everything about it yet, but stay tuned - I'm going to upload a gameplay on MODDb soon. :-) We'll show you how the mod works, so everyone should watch this before playing.
Server and forum rules will be posted tomorrow. We recomend you guys read it before entering the server.
About the donates - as far as I know some of you wanted to help the whole project by donating. You can do it using PayPal. By supporting PLotR this way you can get some special items. And trust me, these items can save your life from the wild bots many times.