The Lone Lands revamp
Every Tuesday evening a group of us go alting. These sessions are fun and relaxing and let us try out new classes. I have a lore-master. Currently we are all about level 30+; it was very easy and quick to level especially in a group. We were ridiculously over powered for most quests, unfortunately this meant that most mobs were dead before my poor little lore-master had had a chance to use his skills making them hard to keep track of and remember. We deliberately avoided the Lone Lands and Book 2 because of the promised revamp in SoM. This week we decided to give them a try.
Book 2 revisited starts off with with trips between Candaith by Weathertop and Saeradan’s cabin near Bree. There is now a direct horse route between the two. Very useful. Then the book absorbs quests given by Candaith directly referencing Radagast early on, and also the instance, Retake Weathertop which can now be done as a solo or as a group instance. This leads to a much more coherent feel.
After this we ended up at the Forsaken Inn. Here we encountered a bit of a hiccup. In order to continue with the book, we need to get to acquaintance with the new Eglain faction (I know this was mentioned in the notes but we’d forgotten). If we had played as I imagine an ordinary player would i.e. had done book 1, moved to the Lone Lands and started questing from the Forgotten Inn it would not have been a problem; it didn’t look as if you needed many quests to reach the required level. It just stopped us for the evening.
Anyway, no biggie. We did a bit more questing for rep and found a new quest hub. Next time we will finish off getting rep and move on to the second part of the book to meet Radagast and explore the changes around Agamaur.