I hadn’t expected to be doing anything in Endewaith as my experiences in the Mirkwood launch weren’t positive. It was so crowded and far too much competition over mobs. So I figured I’d stay away from Endewaith in hopes it wouldn’t be quite so crowded later. But I did start the epic book which of course takes me there and to my surprise, it was actually okay. I don’t know if this is due to people being occupied with the revamped instances (which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed) or the new layering system. I noticed late at night there was still a layer and the region seemed relatively sparse of players.
I had wanted to duo Endewaith as I find exploring a new region to be more fun with another person. I really like duoing with another LM and luckily I just made a new, good friend who happens to play one. *cheers* I’ve had a great time running around with him. 🙂
I did ride around Endewaith on the test server because I just couldn’t resist taking a peek. At first look, I didn’t really like it. It didn’t feel like Middle Earth. It felt more like AoC. It’s starting to grow on me. A lot of it looks nice except for one area…the graphics are crap for me…not sure why. There’s some really nice colour in some areas and certain points of the day:
I’m most in awe with the night sky. They’ve done a much better job with the clouds and stars. Stars used to show through the clouds for me all the time, but now thicker clouds blot them out as they should!