There’s an (inconsequential) choice at the end of one of the new epic story side missions where you — as one of the cursed spirits where you get to choose whether to go with Aragorn to be redeemed as part of his ghost army or to swear eternal allegiance to Sauron. So of COURSE I had to go with the latter, just to see what happened. It was a little bit of a letdown during the closing scene, but I appreciated the choice nonetheless.
Gondor on the sea. Is this the first time that we’ve seen the ocean proper in LOTRO? I guess Forochel’s Ice Bay leads out to one, but I can’t think of anywhere else. Gondor architecture is a little blocky and swan-y for my tastes, but it’s still impressive in scope.
There’s an elf cave in Gondor? There’s an elf cave in Gondor. I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around elves voluntarily living underground, especially bumping into them after so long since seeing them. Mirkwood? I guess Mirkwood. I wasn’t weeping in joy to be reunited with them, but it is kind of nice to see a race other than Man for once.