Originally Posted by JoshCM
I'm curious how long the game will take to finish without using fast travel a single time.
Maybe we should have a system where you need to use earned points to fast travel, to encourage more exploring?
I'm doing a new playthrough at high difficulty and no fast travel. I have over 3+ hours into the game and I have yet to see the ArchMage (completed the Lamil, Goblin, and White Hand quests). The White Hand gang kicked my butt till I put some ponits into Tactics.
Personally, I find that fast travel takes me out of the game. Perhaps it would be better to create a portal system between specific locations in the world, which you would have to explore to discover. Maybe they are remains of ancient Dark Elven magic, which most people are afraid to use, hence they're overgrown and difficult to spot.