Im a little confused why Lord of the Rings should be even relevant here ... Its completely different setting, in completely different universe, from completely different autor, and with completely different rules. O_o
I mean, dont get me wrong, i know that LotR was kinda iconic Movie for our generation ... But in game industry, i would dare to say Major fantasy settings are Warcraft or the Elder Scrolls ... Warcraft is probably kinda too cartonish to be concidered, yet since nobody claimed that "proper elf should have half meter long ears" ... people seem to understand that different settings means different visuals. In Elder Scrolls tho, especialy Skyrim ... elves actualy do have triangle shaped faces, and i never heard about anyone who would have problem with that. O_o
If my comments bother you, there is nothing easier than telling me to stop. I mean ... I won't ... but it's easy to say.