I've finished to explore the 5 last anomalies, but still missing 2 precursors bits. Considering that I have to spend a looot of time to dig to get them, I prefere to post now about the anomalies and to post later about the main quest .
1.Deadland - first map I've found in a chest. I was a little bit lost , cause it seems to be the place where the main quest will end. I liked a lot decors there , remind me the original TT and the last chapter in the comet. Explored the place, but, after crossing the bridge there, I died lol ! 2 shades in the same crystals circle is a little bit too much imo :-). Resurect hero , come back and finished all the terminals there to get the entries for quests. Dissapointed when I realised that I have to dig all of those spots in order to get the precursor bit. I've tried to figure out a hint on the guide stones close to those spots, but it seems that I'm not enough logic to extract a valuable information, so, dig , and dig again, and get nothing really valuable there :((( I would propose to put at least valuable items in those anomalies, to compensate the time spend there ( more crystals and/or artefacts). Getting a simple bow level 8 attack for my hero is really useless at level 50! lol Or add more valuable hints in order to reduce the possible number of spots where the precursor bit could be burried. The players enjoying to dig may came later there and dig as much as they want...
2. Lava was the second map i've got in a chest too. Nice decors too, again reminds me TT :-). Spend a lot of time there , couldnt find the last bell, blind as a bat! For once, I told to myself, ok, finally to dig here is not a waste of time since I have to search for that bell. Well, wrong idea! Cause the last bell was on a path still under fog...so, I needed my hero to find it. I would suggest to everybody to uncover fog especially on the edges , lot of hidden items are there. Got finally the last bell, open the chest, got the last key , opened the door and get the last entry for the quests. Still have to go back and dig for the precursor item. :-(
I would like to speak about the 2 chests there , requiring HUGE amounts of ressources ...I precise that I didnt opened myself those chests as I was told that there is no interest to spend so much ressources and get only usual stuff ... I was expected at least a legendary artefact, or an item not available on store ( marena's circle ?) or a huge amount of crystals... but not the same kind of items available in any big golden chest in my towns :-(
3. Luminous was my 3rd anomaly ( map found on the ground in one town )- nice decors and the easiest anomaly in the last five. Got the entries for the quests very easy. I really like it , as it was not so no hard as Deadland and Lava, nice to take a break and explore in "cool" mode lol
4. Climate - my favorite !!! I Liked a lot decors and atmosphere there, loved the snow and the nice surprised behind the gate :-)) I loved so much that I didnt even shout as usual for being oblige to dig there 3 times to get the precursor bit LOL. The ( 3) surprises worth it! I felt rewarded for my efforts, it was really nice. Really loved that one.
5 Mire - well , that one is not my favorite for sure lol! Since the begining I had troubles to build the wade ( overlap informations about the swamps), finally succeed , thanks to a screenshot send by a player :-) , but i've found the exploration very difficult there , crystals are very close to each others and the circle's edges are not clearly define... Few times I've even step up between the cercle and some small crystals..dont know if it is a bug or it is intended to give us more thrills lol . Struggle to get a hint for the last terminal...it tooks me more than 3h or 4h roughly to finish that anomaly. Hopefully the precursor bit is in the chest ( grrr! i've dig 1 spot while I was looking for the last hint for a terminal lol ) Get lost many times , to go back and forth to terminals ( as I've mixed the hints for 2 terminals lol). Roads are really thin and sometimes I was holding my breath walking less than 1 cm far from a crystal. It's a miracle that I didnt died there lol!
Now it is more obvious for the hints , the information" it will come handly later" helps a lot, really !!!
Like I said, as I am still missing 2 precursor bits, I'll post later the conclusion for the main quest.
Overall, those last anomalies are a nice addition, they are all different and interesting. The story revealed by the terminals is very important to explain us what happened with the scientists , their experiments and in how way they've lost control of The Entity ...The scientific aspect is well explained, to a level afordable for a large number of peoples. The story between Halyna and Volodymyr is very important too to understand how the scientists were involved in the experiments, their feelings about how the Entity was used finally by some of their collegues, about the transformation / destruction of Teya 's ecosystems.
I would suggest to let the Deadland's map spawn few days later after the first 8 ones maps and at high hero's level ( regardless to the strong level tools needed to destroy some crystals there )
I cant wait to go back in Deadland once I'll have all the 9 precursor bits. The message there about the second shade it's a little bit scary though ....lol
Well, bye for now, have to go back to dig hihihi!
2 years ago.