I'm not sure, since I just did the story and then had the waypoint.
And definitely agree on the look of the new area, the art design continues to be the highlight of the game. I also quite like the new Mordrem enemies in terms of visuals, the wolves look cool. Definitely more than a slight reskin there.
As far as the story part is concerned, it's really just been more backstory on Scarlet / general lore so far and a bit of foreshadowing here or there. The two episodes have been relatively satisfying in terms of the ending, decent variety and not really a huge cliffhanger. On the other hand I'm not super hooked on the storyline so far since what's actually happening I can mostly guess (Mordremoth does what dragons do) anyway. I don't expect some plot points that have been hinted at to come into play anytime soon.
The Scooby Gang starts to get on my nerves a bit though, since they're pretty much ALWAYS with you.
@Miragee: You should be able to get to the new area if the Entangled episode isn't activated. There is a house in Prosperity you have to go through that's only closed when an event is going on at Prosperity.
Do you mean with the Makeover Kit?
The Black Lion Company exists in lore, so the kit is probably some magical device that exists in lore too, if you were worried about that.
For character reasons, that's hard to say without actually knowing the character. If she's Order of Whispers, maybe she needed to change her appearance for a mission and then just kept it because she likes it?
I was expecting a Zerker meta whine thread with this title...