When you read the title of this post you probably thought: "What can be so difficult about finding a faction." Well I do have (hopefully had) a problem with that and I will tell you why.
When I first started out with the mod I chose the high Elves. (Actually, when I first played with the mod I was just messing around in creative, spawning gondorian forts in the gray mountains...) Anyway, they are very powerful and have large realms but there were some things that didn't work for me. They were always telling me that they are leaving middle earth. Secondly they were not actually in wars. If you wanted to fight, you would slay poor hillmen or 'reclaim the lone lands!'. There was no need to fight and conquer land. I also couldn't deal with their building style and THE ARCHERS DON'T HIT!!!
I always wanted to be an elf in this mod so the rangers don't really work for me. They also don't have a greater variety of troops.
Now my second try were the Dwarves of durins folk. It was all in all pretty fast (except for the journey there) and I got to hiring almost instantly. The problem is that there is not much more to do the (on a singleplayer world). I tried fighting Orks but there wasn't actually any mission or a quest, thing... 😂 Movie reference!
After the Dwarves I tried the Galadhrim and I will just say that I found it to be quite boring after a while, as they are even more unworldly than the high elves.
Now I am going with the wood elves of mirkwood because they are facing an actual threat wich they have to fight. I also like their history and region they are living in. I really enjoy the forrests and like how there is an actual battle going on between them and dol guldur. There is much to do and they are much more active.
I hope you enjoyed reading through all of this and I know I haven't included all good factions.
Please write in the comments what your favourite faction is and why.
Thanks for reading!