Taking it long and slow (and only playing a few days a week because of RL shenanigans) I finally finished the main story last night.
I have mixed feelings about the experience. I liked all the individual pieces of the story, but as a whole it felt very disjointed. The whole Doma arc felt very out of place and I'm still not sure what the point of it was. Zenos was already gone by the time we got there and we weren't even expecting Doma to send troops to help out or anything. Freeing Doma was cool for it's own sake, but was completely unconnected and unimportant to the initial Ala Mhigo stuff. In general liked the story, but I spent a lot of time asking myself "what was the point of all that?"
The whole "thing" about it in-game was that you were trying to split Zenos's attention.
Zenos had JUST wrecked Rhalgr's Reach and any attempts to fall back, regroup and rebuild are not going to work when he's stomping all over the battlefield.
So the idea, was to cause a ruckus over in Doma to force Zenos to turn his eye over there long enough to let the Ala Mhigans enough time to regroup and try to rebuild/resupply/recover, even if you don't see a whole lot of that in the story.
Also a good place to secure more allies if you end up needing them. Maybe not troops, but some weapons and armor could be brought over, etc. Also more training for the Scions and the WoL too.
I feel the premise is OK, but it is... somewhat under-represented. We come back and the Resistance and the Alliance seem like they are back to full strength and several idiot balls in a row were handed to the Empire, just like that. It feels... a little rushed. I'm on my way to assaulting the Cannon myself, and I had JUST got back to Gyr Abannia like I don't know... 5 in-game hours ago? Like 2 levels worth of quests? Feels kinda quick.
But hey, at least the dungeons over in Doma.... Shisui... Doma Castle... and Baram's were just awesome. Awesome, awesome experiences. Some of the most fun I've ever had doing instanced content in an MMO yet. Edited, Jul 10th 2017 5:18pm by Lyrailis