Originally Posted by JDR13
Except that there's no challenging fights at all now. Sure there's the hand-placed encounters, but any hope of a decent battle from a random mob is all but gone.
Not only are the random encounters too easy, but they also don't make sense from a D&D lore perspective. You should almost never run across a lone gibberling or xvart for example, because creatures of those races wouldn't be travelling solo.