A new dev diary is up today, this time looking at the new player experience changes to the game. This is one of the items on my list that (if I'm remembering correctly) I had no problem with what so ever. In fact, after reading through the diary, I'm quite pleased with the changes. Essentially, the starting areas have been altered to avoid some of the more tedious running. The dev diary mostly focuses on the dwarves and elven starting areas, where the most significant changes happened. The elves and dwarves should now feel more a part of their own race's story in the introduction instances. Over all, there are more quests and quests that better focus the player on the epic storyline as well as moving them through hubs more efficiently. All in all, a needed and welcome change.
3 months ago