indeed - good points byron- and remember how horrifyed everyone was when derhelm/eowyn was revealed to be in the pelennor? it would be rather un-tolkienist to change that fact
the key role of women in the trilogy at least is one of protecting the children, healers, ruling in the stead of men who have gone to war, and (after the last march on mordor) the utter last defence of middle earth....yes theres galadriel, but she is sort of one of the most powerful beings in middle earth, wilder of a ring of power, so is an expeption to this rule
ive noticed that two of the female characters are dunedain, and with their nature that is probably the safest bet that they can make, however there are no women in the grey company, they are all men.......so yeah....take that to be whatever you want it to be
the flip side is now of course theres nothing to stop female characters having other roles but soldiers- plenty of other things out there, i mean these are quests not wars....
yes things are different in this age, but so are a lot of things- this game's greatness is in its level of accuracy, which so far has been pretty good
anyways, my main points remains about the sheer amount of official characters there are to get through
ps....im looking forward to goldberry...she'll be an interesting character if we see her.....the entwives however were never found....still may not stop ffg..
pps....i have a bad feeling about this thread......