What strikes me is that the Elves left such an impression on poor Sam. Even Frodo notices that, though Sam looks like Sam, he has an unusual thoughtful face the morning they wake up. But it seems Elves do such things with people.
Bah, they make us really looking forward to tasting the beer at the 'Golden Perch' when Frodo ruins it, by taking them on a 'short cut'.
But if I'm honest, I also have to say that the beer of Farmer Maggot made up for it.
What about the cry of the Riders (assuming it was them)? Wouldn't it be a cool ability to give them in the game? I suppose that they can strike fear into their enemies with it and/or boost the statistics of their comrades.
The name of Farmer Maggot's land, Bamfurlong, does any of you has an idea what is means? I found it a bit strange a name
Finally I want to point out that the farmer is one brave Hobbit to stand against and speak so defiantly to a Ringwraith. It takes guts to do so, even more so when your dogs back away from it.