agreed, there was basically nothing in here about trait trees, almost entirely about skill consolidation.
Probably would have been better to entitle this post as "Ideology Behind Helm's Deep Class Changes" or something along those lines.
As far as the diary is concerned. I whole-heartedly agree with Hoarsedev, the main issue with 85 content/instances being too easy is that our character are using LIs, elite skills, and hybridization of skills to fight monsters with the same AI as back at lvl 20-50 in SoA scaled content.
Isengard did a good job of giving mobs some new skills, but they had no ability to react to every stronger improved versions of what we have.
I'm not sure why Turbine hasn't spent much time developing a stronger more resolute enemy AI (esp in raids), but as someone else has stated, a lvl 85 wolf/orc has the same skills and abilities as a lvl 18 orc/wolf NW of bree on landscape for most situations.
LvL 100s: Beorning, Burglar, Captain, Champ, Guardian, Hunter, Lore-Master, Minstrel, Rune-Keeper
LvL 85: Warden, Minstrel
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