It’s weird there’s no full on LOTR campaign in LOTRO. Why isn’t there a mode where you build a hobbit, get a ring, and head off for Mordor?
There’s a mode where you’re recruited to support the Fellowship, but it’s circuitous and bizarre.
There might be IP or permission concerns.
I have a battle scene on my plate, and I don’t know how to go about it. I find myself getting bogged down in slice-of-life bits which, while fun, are completely unnecessary to the plot. Not that I’m adverse, but a cute or tense conversation between three people is a lot easier to plot and execute than ten thousand warriors making war.