Spoilers not only for Vol III, but for TTT/ROTK, if you've never read the book.
I just wanted to say that I really liked it, story-wise. While I think the solo inspired buff is OP (especially if you play a class that can heal or keep aggro off the NPCs, which is most of them), I really loved the story of the whole book.
The whole session play with Isildur was fantastic. I am not sure why me, some random soldier, had 2.5 times more morale than him, but I loved the whole story behind it. I think it would have been more fun if the orc waves at the burning keep were a bit faster and slightly overlapped with each other, but still fun nevertheless. It was neat seeing Erech, too, especially considering we won't see it outside of that instance for some years to come, I'd imagine. Our first glimpse of Gondor! *sniff*
I want Isildur's cloak. When will it be available to buy? (Too much to ask for cool cloaks to be available outside of the store, I know... ;P) Blue part dye-able please! White Tree has to remain white!
I loved going through the books at Nar's Peak and talking to Nar about them through the blue feather comments. Really strange. I noticed that you added Tugonn, that ranger we played in session play back in Book 1, mentioned in one of the books. What in the world was he doing down there so many years ago, I wonder?
The whole thing with Ergothorn was interesting, but I hope it's not over. I mean, *why* was he all the way in Enedwaith in the first place? Was he with Saruman, felt bad about it, then turned on Saruman and helped the Rangers? I think there's more to his story than what has been told.
And OMG! Candaith! Why did you have to kill *him* off? He was the interesting one with the fun session plays! I liked him! Don't kill off Radanir next, he is the fun sarcastic one, if I remember book 2 correctly... and I totally lost my bet that Golodir/Mincham/Calenglad would be the first to go. Still, Candaith was nice. And I'm already depressed about Halbarad dying later on, and here you go killing off another NPC I like. Darn you, Turbine!
Finally, totally knew that the old man apparition was Saruman. I remember my TTT lore, with his phantom, ghosty self spying on the Three Hunters... I could totally see him doing the same here. I bet he was the one who killed Ergothorn as well with some Darth Vader death grip. Totally not cool what he's doing to Nar. Is he making Nar nuts as well, like he did with poor Theoden, or is Nar just suffering from Dwarf-Alzheimer's? Despite Halbarad's "we're totally done here" attitude, I don't think we are. I want to know more about Nar, and Ergothorn, and so on. But gosh darn it, don't kill off the Rangers I like! Leave Radanir and Daervunn alone!
Anyways, loved it. One of my favorite epic books in a long time. Totally up there with 1.14.15.
Elendilmir (the raid toons): LAERWEN, 80 htr ♦ OLORIEL, 75 min ♦ AETHELIND, 75 capt ♦ ROSALLA, 75 burg Landroval (the RP toons): LAERLIN (Bio + Drawing) ♦ AETHELIND (Bio + Drawing) ♦ NETHAEL