I think their original thought is to separate Siptah from Exile lands. Things that was really grindy and hard to find in EL you find them in flotsam ver easy, for example Grey lotus seeds. I opened a flotsam and it gave me almost a hundred 🤦🏼. Yet things were easy in EL now you have to grind to get them, for example cooking recipes , even e motes, they are not always spawned. This however can be a reason to play in EL, take all the knowledge is there waiting for you, jump to Siptah gain the rest and the decide what finally is the map you want to continue playing. I am still trying to reveal Siptahs secrets the slowest possible, I am not in a rush. Between Siptah and exile lands now I have finally a delima. I get used the horse riding idea and exile lands are not so “horse riding lands” . I really miss the teleport system in Siptah, but I am pretty confident that this feature will never be added in Siptah.
I really don’t bother anymore for the differences, I don’t even see Siptahs equipment op, it’s not. In exile lands, Arena armor, God breaker and reddememd silent legion has nothing to fear against vaults sets. The festering one is doing the same damage with the feroxic and the Grey weapons consume great stamina, so for pve I am really OK.
I would like to have some addings but I am not so sad I don’t have black ice or obsidian tools in Siptah, either way I was never using them, my main was always star metal or black blood.
And I don’t really care I didn’t find yet black blood tools, the survivalist armor (Asuras) is craft able in Siptah so this +15 is a really good replacement .
If you are still reading, thank you for your time .