before I attempt to come back to the game I have 4 questions.
1) how's the UI lag? It was taking forever to check my bags and sell items. I heard this was improved. Just looking for some confirmation.
2) is there a sort inventory function yet?
3) regarding crafting, I was hoping they would add a crafting panel and maybe a list of your known recipies, instead of just a tiny window that you toss random items into, hoping you find the right combination for a recipe. It's pretty ridiculous that they expect us to check a wiki or write everything down. Any changes to crafting? What about the failure of creating an item? I was failing a lot of recipes that were 5-8 skill levels below me.
4) another thing that made me quit was the fact that they decided to place high level mobs unavoidably in your path in low level areas. Gridania would be the best example. The terrain in that area is just paths, it's not an open area, as you all know, and there would be a high level mob in my path with no way to sneak past it and no alternate path to take. So I'd have to stand there, wasting time until someone happened by who would accidentally aggro the mob so I could get by. That was pretty ridiculous of them. Please tell me this has changed some.