I'm really excited about the new expeditions. It is much more engaging and rewarding than the old system. It feels really good having that immediate gratification with rewards constantly coming too. The rewards are great. Extra resources and enhancements are nice.
With all that said, I do have some notes.
I would like to be able to jump between different difficulties. I don't like that once I start an expedition, I'm stuck in that difficulty for a substantial amount of time. I also don't like that you don't really have the option to change outposts on expeditions. At least give me a couple outposts to choose from per node. I feel like this is going to make more raiders abandon outposts that they wouldn't have chosen to do in the first place.
I also feel that the expedition rewards for the different difficulties is not balanced correctly. You get 100 expedition points for normal, 150 for dangerous and 200 for brutal. But anyone who has played this game for any length of time knows you can easily clear 3 or more normal outposts in the time it takes to do a properly brutal outpost. Meaning on average, if you breeze through normal or dangerous maps you will gain more progress for the seasonal expedition rewards than if you run through brutals.
How does everyone else feel about expeditions?