I may be wrong, but it seems like even with a hero level 50 (50 charisma 50 intellect best helmet best gloves), even with a real lot of crossbowmen level 3 there is almost no survivors against a pack of 8 broiler dragons. Now if you add ballistas level 3 that should be okay, but not only greek fires may have been researched instead, what about if someone researched sulfur and discover he has none (often the case for towns in peninsulas) ? Then crossbowmen and ballistas are obsolete or at least they can't be level 3 anymore and it's impossible to make riflemen/dragoon, getting a few from slaver/mercenaries won't be enough. Only thing left are the very far special agents but with their very low range and no way to upgrade them they're not even better than crossbowmen, and anyway for war victory it seems to be the best to stay in medieval age.
I'm not even saying that something should be done to address this, I mean, personally I already did the quest with the dragon keys and I don't want to do them again, but instead what I hope is that you won't put such problematic monsters in the New set of random locations that you talked about there http://www.totemtribe.com/news/preddo-mountain-added/3/ . By the way, do you think those will be released before the end of the year ? And what would they be like ? I hope they are not similar to anomalies, I really disliked those, I liked caves mines and dungeons though, and a bit monster dens.