Sorry, I'm not going to Google the Hobbit release date for you, nor give you a rundown of all the changes. Maybe someone nicer will. In the meantime you can always read the changelogs and the dev diaries.
A spaceship from another star / They ask me where all the people are
I tell them I'm the only one / There was a war, but I must have won
The Hobbit is due out in December. The changes are many. Best to read the diaries and change-logs as pointed out, and just play the game. Ask in-game if you don't understand something, usually someone will be willing to give you a helpful answer. And Welcome back!
@adder: now i have something more to do in december!
also thanks to everyone who's answered my questions. only reason i asked was because i was on a friends phone and i couldn't really research all of what i needed to know, but since i've gotten home i found out all that i needed to know.
made a new dwarf and i'm liking everything so far and i'm doing my best to steer clear of the previous/present glitches.
on that note i hope that everyone has a good summer!
Magnusadan - Lore Master
"Old Toby...the finest weed in the Southfarthing." -Bilbo Baggins, film Lord of the Rings: Fellowship