Ok recently failed (twice) Faithfully Departed but I gotta say while the quest is a pain the area around it is cool. This got to thinking about this area and Searing Heights.
Searing Heights is currently the only wilderness area withtout any quests in in. It is a wonderfully crafted area. The terrain and landscapes are spectacular. A lot of work went into it. Yet, I am afraid it is probably under utilized. Yes I sometimes see groups go in there but they are far and few between. Adding just 2 quests would be a way to up the usage of this area. Adding some named loot to these quests would help to. Since there is a large area of lava and fire elementals and fire mephits even a few pieces of fire resistance/protection type named loot items or low level bane weapons would be cool. This area really needs some love.
Secondly the Shrouded Vale. Very cool area centered around a pain in the arse quest. I thik this area could benefit from being converted to a mini wilderness area and adding a second quest. Specifically I was thinking of a small short quest to as a follow up to Faithfully departed. Something simple like infiltrate the drow camp and eliminate the leader of this nefarious expedition. Lets face it they all didn't set up inside the temple they planned to rob. No commander does this. Taticts one-o-one. I think this would increase the utility of this area as well. Again I might add a few pieces of named loot. It might be a good place to introduce some spell pen named items since drow have such high spell resistance.
Anyway a few thouhts I hope someone likes.