While they are not proper Release Notes, here are some answers to your questions:
- Update 18 is NOT the Shadowfell Conspiracy Expansion Pack
- Update 18 has quests introducing you to the environment and lore that will appear in the Shadowfell Conspiracy
- These Quests are only Heroic difficulty
- While the named loot has not yet been added to the three U18 quests, the three quests will have named loot
- We have renamed "Toughness" (on items) to be "Vitality"
- Bladeforged Iconics are not supposed to be able to reincarnate
- We are working on fixing the Character Copy tool
- We are working on making the Test Dojo door permanent on Lamannia! (While we have a fix, it still needs to be tested.)
Please feel free to bug anything that seems like a bug to you. It is better to bug something that is working as intended than to not bug something that is actually a bug.
Also, while I'm not sure why Lamannia had a brief downtime, I have replaced the Dojo and Eveningstar Doors in the Marketplace (near the Trainers).