You did help me a lot! I am thinking about why FFG put travel phase behind quest phase, which doesnt make a lot of sense to me. People could choose either travel or quest first, which will be much better.
And, about "strength of the will" card, it says "after u travel to a location" does it mean u can use this card anytime when a locations active or just after the travel phase?
Quest 2 in the core set is way too hard, i can kill the troll but there are evil eyes(quester killers) and a lot of high threat level locations, which makes me frustrated. i think i really need to find someone to cooperate with. This game is not really soloable. But i can feel that if one day i complete this scenario, i satisfy greatly.
the strength of will is a response to immediatly after you travel to a loaction- so its within the travel phase.
do not worry about losing quest 2 alot- ive only ever played solo since the game came out, and its do able once you have played for a while. its all about keeping your threat very low and giving yourself plenty of time to take down the troll- try snaring it with forest snare then you dont have to worry about attacks from it.
thalin is a very key hero to this quest to kill those crows before they surge.
if you search in 'drowning on the anduin' you shall find an indepth thread from last year that covers many ways to help on this quest
main thing- dont give up….if you want any advice dont hesistate to ask or PM me