Originally Posted by whheydt
Now back to the matter back at hand. I wouldnt like to see Helm's Deep as a session play mainly because I wouldnt like to miss out on this experience on my character. Why would I see the this amazing battle through Aragorn's or any other character's eyes for that matter when I can see it through my character's very own? Session plays are ways of the story to fold out when your character couldnt possibly be there. When considering how big this very battle was I do not see any reason why my character couldnt possibly be there among the crowd. I am a solo player (in fact it must have been 2 years since I last raided) so session play idea should work out for me but it doesnt. In my opinion it has to be a raid and it has to be a raid of many phases. In my head it would wok out like this: The first phase takes place atop the outer wall where you kill x amount of mobs and have to destroy ladders and if you fail to do so you get overwhelmed by mobs and get defeated before the phase ends you have to defeat a boss too. Second phase would take place after the Uruks would breach the wall, the party would take place face to face with overwhelming mobs and would have to survive x amount of time and then retreat to the keep where they would get a breather with a chest of second phase waiting for them, maybe even have a vendor to repair. The last phase of the battle would be triggered through speaking to Theoden. And you would have to make your way out of the keep through fighting mobs and a boss right before meeting Gandalf and the other character whose name at the moment escapes me (forgive me for being vague, trying to write while a three year-old tugs at my blouse :P). That is how the raid would fold out in my head. And although a strictly non-raider myself, this would be the raid I would join in.
[URL="http://www.tinnster.blogspot.com"]www.tinnster.blogspot.com[/URL] for those who enjoy gaming, cinema, literature.