Is it just me, or does it look like they've made the world even bigger than it was before? I know they still have the general areas like east, west,north, and south parts of each major area (la noscea, thanalan, black shroud), but it looks like they've taken those and expanded them into something much larger and much more lively and vibrant. I feel like I've missed out on a lot by not participating in p2. :(
Also, Wint, did you happen to come across the big snowy area when you had a chance to play in the areas outside of the black shroud? At first, I thought maybe the salt flats was the snowy area, but after watching the video again, I'm more under the impression it's in La Noscea.
Correct, it's basically on the beach in La Noscea, there is some historical significance to it from 1.0 but I can't remember what.
No snowy areas that I encountered, but they could easily add them later. I got to explore (beyond what the Phase 1 and 2 betas can see) La Noscea, Thanalan, and Uldah.