sulken said: Well, IMHO it would be better, if there was less recognizing and more storytelling (most recongitions are followed by time-jumps, during which apparently nothing important happens).
Except for the rare cases in which one of the recognized gets captured and the other falls off a cliff...
I'd say that the whole 'Blue Mountain incident' was pretty important, not to mention the Palace War.
Or what about the Shards War?
Maybe most of the recognitions happens with nothing important happening because most of the elves are Lucky enough to not recognize when they're about to end up in a battle.