So, after upgrading to the latest and greatest fglrx driver in linux, I can no longer play Lord of the Rings Online in wine.
Incidentally, Catalyst 9.9 on Windows also causes problems with the game. The game just appears to thread-lock in windows as well..
Unfortunately, rolling-back a driver update in linux is not an easy task. So until AMD fixes this, I am unable to play in *nix.
Just thought I'd throw it out. AVOID CATALYST 9.9. FOR ALL Operating Systems.