I agree that they need to throw in more crystal spawns in a few other places. That’s a quick fix. There shouldn’t be a motive not to. Other than that, resources on the map are fine.
The ‘Abb’ area is nothing more than a flightless arena (pvp) or a flightless biome (for PVE) since they removed specific Abb related Dino spawns and some content. This is fine, but in the very least, and I agree with you on this, give us an incentive to go down there other than for fungal wood and gems. Also, The Abb map is beautiful from not just the aesthetic point of view but from how these biomes were laid out and the natural flow of these biomes as they mesh into one another. Therefore its a shame that the developers allowed the Valguero creators to rush it to the extent where it doesn’t, in the very least, mimic the beauty of Abb. There’s no feeling of nostalgia walking into the Abb biome on Valguero for me. I feel hints of it looking up at the ceiling reminding me I’m underground but that’s about it. I’m not sure if they got lazy when creating it or just rushed it.
Valguero is lackluster, not just the Abb biome. It’s a square with a biome in each corner. The biomes don’t tell story, they don’t mesh together, and therefore it does not feel organic or natural. They screwed up by running each biome into the map edge. It’s clear they didn’t give it the quality we expected like we got with Rag. FYI- Quality isn’t subjective in this instance.
Other than those few critiques, the map is fine. They clearly wanted something to shove out to the player base and took no pride in it or in their creativity. It is what it is. Anyhow, i still prefer Rag.
Note: I do like how they changed the Tundra biome as compared to The Center. Their creation of a tundra feels more accurate.