In a new developer blog regarding tasks in Lord of the Rings Online, Allan Maki revealed that the November update will include over 250 new quests falling in the 'free to play' category. These new quests come under the heading of 'tasks' and are repeatable quests that begin at level 8 in the Shire and Ered Luin and at level 14 in Breeland.
A Task is a free repeatable quest that players can use to augment their leveling. Tasks are collection quests that use the standard trophy drops from the monsters throughout Middle-earth as the required quest item. This means the items you would normally collect for defeating enemies on the landscape can now be turned in to complete Tasks or sold to vendors for coin as before. Tasks provide limited experience rewards and will sometimes grant reputation rewards, but do not offer standard quest rewards like coin or items. While completing a Task does not contribute to a region’s deeds, it will advance a new Task deed that offers its own nifty rewards in the form of unique cloaks. Furthermore, Tasks are very limited in terms of when players can accept and complete them. They are only bestowed at the required difficulty level and 4 levels higher, making them far more restrictive than other types of quests within the game. For example, a player with a level of 8-12 can accept a level 8 Task, but a level 13 player would not be eligible.
Read the full developer diary about tasks here.