Well, I typically post my short summary for every mod...so time for this one....but it is a pretty short one.
- The Forest Guardian headpieces (+5% damage in Sharandar) are probably BiS for DPSers in Sharandar. They are also usable by tanks.
- The Forest Guardian footwear (CA 7500) is quite decent for DPS and Tanks.
- The Star (Sparkling Fey) Artifact set is DPS focused, and is an obvious upgrade from the Demogorgon set. It might also be usable by healers.
- The Diamond Artifact set is Tank focused. The stat bonus is a bit odd...I would have expected this set to have +4 CON, instead of the DPS set - it looks almost as if their stats got partially swapped by accident.
- One of the Weathered Wood shirts might be decent for healers, but it is just a minor upgrade from an existing shirt.
- If you are for example a new L80 with 20K, rejoice! You will get upscaled to the point where you should be able to handle the content almost as well as someone who has spent years building a maxed-out character. The person with the maxed-out character might feel somewhat demotivated, though.
- It takes a VERY short time to reach the weekly limit for the campaign currency. That's fine if you want just to get it over with and go somewhere else, but if you are done with the other campaigns and the new one just takes up two hours per week, what do you do then? Spend your gaming time doing old content over and over, or find some other game?
- The Forest Guardian body armor might be good for Tanks, and perhaps situationally for others if there are places where capping Awareness is critical.
- The Companion gear pieces have high stats, and may be useful for balancing builds. However, they only have s aingle runestone slot, so if you are using a combat companion and Indomitable runestones, forget them.
- The "green" pants and shirts may be desirable for the apperance library, but they are not worth wearing, due to the lack of bonuses.
- The "Crone" gear is basically copies of older gear with slightly higher stats. Not recommended, except as a stepping stone. However, as they are available for seals, they are very easy to obtain.
- I am a bit mystified by the Weathered Wood pieces. 3 out of 4 of the armor pieces give a Power bonus, which might have been desirable before, but that's really not the case any more. The bonuses are basically cut-n-pasted from earlier sets, and while the items have a higher IL, they are probably not worth wearing in scaled content, as they will just reduce the percentages for some of the harder-to-get stats, like incoming/outgoing healing. In unscaled content, sure, those pieces are usable if you don't have something better.
- The content in part 1 is limited, and quite frankly, a bit boring, unlike the original Sharandar. Hopefully that will change once the dungeon opens up.
- The Forest Guardian arm pieces are not worth using by anyone. Many better alternatives are available.
- The grind for diamonds to obtain the artifact set is tedious and boring.
- The Weathered Wood trouses all have the same, useless bonus.
- None of the Forest Guardian pieces seem designed with healers in mind.
- We lost the Arcane Reservoir - one oof my favourite areas in the game and I am not optimistic we will get anything with a similar "fun" factor.
So, in short:
- If you are a healer, this is not a great Mod for you. This is kind-of sad, because when the flexibility was reduced, hybrid builds were killed off and everyone was forced into DPS/Heal/Tank, role, one would have expected that all the roles would get similar attention. Sadly, that is not the case.
- If you are a DPS or a Tank, then yes, there are some pieces you might want so log in for a couple of hours per week to progress in the campaign, until the dungeon opens up.
- If you are gearing up, then yes, this might be a module for you. Get some gear, then open your wallet and get some mythic mounts and companions and you are good to go.
- I kept revisiting the old Sharandar, in particular the Arcane Reservoir over and over after I was done with the campaign. I don't see myself doing the same thing here.
Hoping for improvements...