This was to come surely. Still off the preview thread, I wanted to discuss one thing. With Galadriel, we have got the first hero who can reduce threat repeatedly in every round. I believe it is a mile-stone of sorts, and fitting for such an iconic hero. In solo play this can easily lead to much stalling, if one really wants to. Thus, the time mechanic seems very appropriate again, something that perhaps should have existed from the beginning. Of course the raising of the threat works in a similar way, but only unless you find effective ways to mitigate the rise.
Much has already been said about Galadriel herself, and much will be before she officially arrives. Together with Celeborn, Silvan allies will become very powerful having all-round boosted stats (save hp which may still cause problems) and double use on the first round. The returning events and proper resource management will be key to the strategy, I feel. And the best thing about it, the whole idea is not straight-forward, one might be faced with many interesting decisions, including Galadriel herself. Of course you can play UC on her but unless she has Neny, you would be wasting resources. Even after the Ring, Silvan might be more than capable of questing enough without the support of the Lady. For me, the very important aspect of Nenya is that it gives the Lore icon, as neither Celeborn or Galadriel are Lore but the Silvan allies often are.
Edited by lleimmoen, 06 May 2014 - 11:56 PM.