Somewhat related... I found it quite entertaining to find out that said new character VERY much hated my face off due to my faction choice. It was a bit of a scare walking in to their room =)Discovering new areas or characters by death
Yes, exactly this. Your first time exploring the map is a real treat. You have to move slowly because you never know what's waiting for you out there. But after you know everything and just want to do some quests, it becomes a slog.In the early phase of the game the amount of walking required isn't so bad I feel, since you're always in danger of being killed by something random, and since you're also discovering stuff and navigating new areas.
But I can see how it can become tedious later on when there isn't really any danger and you've already explored everything on your route.