Phinny has finally reached the point where I quit live so I have no experience with this expansion. Last night was my first experience in CotF. I just picked a spot in Neriak 4th Gate to burn Lesson and get a feel. By the way, I'm a grouping 5-boxer. No raid gear but I'm T4 group geared from RoF. To my knowledge, I have never done a Heroic Adventure. I liked DoDH and all the missions it gave us. Then I came to hate missions by the time I got through VoA (flying around on a clockwork helicopter and the like was a new low point for EQ). I suppose HAs are similar to previous expansion missions. What is your advice? Should I do HAs or just do the normal XP thing in open zones? I guess at some point I'll need HAs for the Marks of Valor? I guess I'm just looking for any feedback you have on CotF.