About the lore:
As mentioned, the game is based on Tolkien's books, rather than the films. If you've read the books recently (especially LOTR), you'll see *tons* of things that are mentioned only like once, ever, in LOTR that are full-fledged places or characters (or even raids, like the tower of Orthanc is based on one sentence Saruman said in the book).
When it comes to lore Turbine makes, you'll *definitely* see that type of progression through the game with the Epic Line. Some enemies you see more than once, like Ivar the Gaunt Lord (in the Epic first, in the level 30 instance of GA, and then the scaling 65-95 OD instance). Some quests show this more than others of course. It gets even better when you get to areas with phasing (Dunland onward). One of my favorite cases of this was seeing an orc I had to free in the Great River region pop up again in East Rohan. If you do the quest, you're recognized in the later quest. If you don't, you are not.
But reading the quests actually makes the quests, and so leveling, a lot more interesting than they would be otherwise IMO.
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