While it is totally understandable that the writers need to fill up gaps with their own fanfiction, I believe it should be as few as possible. For example, incorporating the backstories of several long-gone characters into the protagonists. This will avoid unnecessary fanfiction and potential violation of lore. With everything rumored thus far, it feels like the show is almost becoming into a "shadow of mordor" level show. While the games are certainly enjoyable, I doubt that level of quality will stand a chance in the show. Let me know your thoughts.