I would like to start by saying I am enjoying the new map. It’s fun, and I honestly love having to do alot of the fighting myself, not relying on a high level fighter, etc. Just running around with my horse and my dog, getting to know all these new creatures lol.
I would like to suggest implementing a better way to aquire crafting thralls. When you are grinding for hours, trying to build a place, and the best smelter, blacksmith, etc you can find is a tier 1, well, that sucks. And waiting most of the day for half of what you’ve gathered to be finally turned into something you can make building pieces out of, that really sucks out some enjoyment. I don’t mind grinding, but I really miss finding a good bench thrall and breaking it, and finally getting that boost in crafting time.
We have farmed so many wild surges I’ve lost count, and not encountered a bench thrall over tier 2. And we have only found 1 tier 2. On pve we cannot even summon surges at the moment, but playing single player has made me hesitant to even want to. I spent an absurd amount of time gathering to summon 3 seperate surges and still got nothing worthwhile. If your players have to put that much work into something, the reward should be worth it. I can’t imagine trying to play this map with only a few hours a week to play, as many people do. You’d never get anywhere.
Visually the map is amazing, and the creatures, new vaults, storm, etc are all so much fun to learn and play with. But the thrall scenerio is a bit dissapointing.