I was looking forward to a new quest and just based on the graphics I dug it as soon as I got in.
That was the very last time I liked any of it.
First impression is it's the most boring quest in the game. just endless searching for who knows what useless items to advance a storyline I'm really not interested in reading versus playing. can't you guys afford to hire more voice actors instead of bibles of character text? You did it with all the explorer thingies why not with quests? Even google reader gives us the option to hear the words. If I wanted to read a book I would buy one. Text? click click click blah blah blah.
There is very little fighting and more searching than I want in an adventure. Even so far as to put a durn HEDGE MAZE in the quest just to waste more time walking around aimlessly or returning to rehash interactions with static npcs.
I'm still not completed and I've been in this thing 90 minutes doing basically nothing. The rip off of the vampire diaries is cute at best. Unfortunately the "find my notes/journals/missives/etc" trick is so tired now. There's always one left you never find. The only thing that would make this worse is if they put a stupid shroud or floor tile puzzle in it. Who designed this? An avid crossword puzzler?
Stopped to write this post as a sort of rant. I know it gets easier as you learn more but first impressions don't get a do over.
When I go back I may just recall without completing and check the other new quest.
I'll come back when the "how to do sable in 5 minutes" zergers post something up.