I like the sound of this. Personally hoping that the hazards and tasks may help the less PvP savvy (me).
I say maybe throw us some hints? Or only tell us enough to balance basic survivability. (Or tell everyone but Garrett... )
Either way, I think it would be a welcome disruption from the tensions and silliness and guilds. While I fully expect to get my butt kicked, sounds like fun!
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