Love me these instance events and I first started playing ddo around the time of the first Mabar, it was the reason my first toon was a palemaster. I still have her and she is one of my main and favorite toons ^_^
-touché on the cr 24-28 zone, liches shut down Shiradi casters like nobodies business. XD
-overall happy with the monster changes though, giants smacking melee's away was tiring, though damage seems a little high.
-lag, yes its to be expected, but I hope something can be done to smooth it out.
The Dragon Fight:
**Please** put a cap on the amount of people that can enter a spectral dragon instance. I know for a fact from testing that this causes lag. I remember back when people would create raid parties and keep dragging people into the same instance and guess what, lag was terrible and unplayable.
however when only minimal people were in the zone (say 3 a room and 1 on a lever per room and lever) the fight was very smooth and no lag was encountered.
I very much like the new rewards, 1 tome per character, cosmetics, augments, as well as the standard items we have all come to expect, know, and love. I can tell some extra time was spent on this event and the various forms of rewards is very nice and im sure all sorts of people can find a reason to partake in the festivities.
Favorite season IRL, and favorite event in game, its something i come to expect and enjoy every year now. new loot is appreciated but reduction in lag and an instance cap on the dragon fight would be a god send. thank you very much for reading and i hope you take some of this to heart ^_^