I read a post by another player complaining about not being enough critters like bats, crows, bears, etc in Ered Luin, and having run a brand new character there recently, I saw he was right.

Especially just South of Thorins Hall all the way to East of Gondaman. The quests are fine, I just think there could be a few more of each critter, especially with the quest that has you killing X number of birds right below Thorin's Hall.

I've been there several times and I found myself being bored looking for critters for those "kill X number" quests. I think it should be more appealing for a brand new player, not having him/her walk around aimlessly.