Flix's Reduced Fog Mod really adds a lot to what one may see in the game; here is an example of a view of the Thylysium Senate building (in the background) from the market by the harbor. If one does some bit of camera modification, in options and the slider's, the "pop in" of structures and other elements may be greatly minimized or avoided for the most part. There is so much detail to be appreciated in the game and with all of the available modifications it's relatively easy to make the game more enjoyable. This is a boon, especially for they who have played Sacred 2 so long as to truly appreciate a way to add a new feel and dimension to the game.
Loved reading your write up about the detail. This also got me looking more carefully at the food upon the table. What is that, some sort of pie and a rack of ribs? There must exist somewhere a Wiki of all the foods cooked and presented in this game...
p.s. If I were looking to entertain guests in a five star restaurant, Hooyah... do you have a suggestion? Is there a bar or tavern in Ancaria so disposed and reputable of high quality cookery?
Indeed Gogo, to answer your query regarding fine dining in Ancaria, there are numerous choices from which to decide. However, today I have selected only two, for they are the ones which I feel are the most worthy of mention. Many among elves and humans suggest the buffet at the Inn, yet it is not my recommendation for the most discriminating of palates. Although there are certainly other options which are notable for serving epicurean cuisine, I now direct you to the following, primarily for their reputations for the best dining, their convenient locations, and the overall regaling experience that they have to offer:
If you are near Bengaresh, you must visit the tavern there. For that is where you will find the friendly landlord, Cenuil, who is quite a very talented chef. All of his guests are treated as family and it is clear that he does everything possible to make the dining experience pleasant and memorable. He is the one who has discovered a new spice called garlic, with which he makes a lovely cream sauce that he marries with fire-roasted chicken. It is simply marvelous; you really must try it!
My earlier photo was taken just outside of the Blue Fox Tavern. It is conveniently located just adjacent to the Senate and the senators, members of the High Council, and other members of the aristocracy and wealthy elites dine there regularly. It is a bit on the expensive side, but well worth the investment in gold. There is dining alfresco and by candlelight, dancing nightly, and the most desirable and talked about fare of any location in Ancaria. There is mouth-watering oven broiled beef and pork ribs, baked chicken, meat pies and quiche, and fruits, nuts, and vegetables of most any sort. The soft and tasty bread is freshly baked and the piping hot loaves are served drizzled with melted butter. Of course, the ales and wines are the best in the land as well, as Thylysium is well known for its high culture and abundance of all the best of what the world has to offer. So, there you have it until next time, this has been an episode of "Travels And Dining In Ancaria," with your humble host, Hooyaah.