SoA on its own is a pretty bad dungeon.
- It’s very linear and doesn’t give you many options on routing.
- It’s full of flying which is boring AND punishing on mythic+ as each wipe wastes even more time than usual.
- Visually it’s just the same Bastion assets you see outside, nothing special.
- Also, the trees tend to get in your way of vision when trying to zoom out to dodge stuff which is very annoying.
So overall not very good, but the most deciding factor is that it runs like absolute trash. It’s by far the worst optimized area in the game’s 16 year-old history. I’ve never seen a place that consistently gives you half the FPS you get anywhere else in a particular expansion. Even on the lowest settings it’s terrible since you can’t turn off whichever effects are causing the lag.
And I guess it’s fine if you have a good PC where the FPS drop is like from 100 to 50 or something, but from 30 to 10-15 it hinders the gameplay greatly. Yeah I know, get a better PC, but I think it’s unacceptable to have one single place in the game that has tremendously higher spec requirements than everything else. This should never have passed testing.