Thank you for spending your Time on Natures. Think your planned steps are well!
It seems, that several Players missundestood my Suggestion. Apologize all my creepy english, try to explain better now!
My Suggestion is only 1 AoE Spell ( each Type ) at the same time per Player. So 1 SoV, Wall of Fire, and ...., per Player at the same time! Similar like SoV works now, you cast another SoV, the first SoV disappeaars. Several low Level AoE Spells dont work like that, like Entangle, Spike Growth and some others. This would have 2 positive effects, lesser risk of Lag and easier to Balance! All AoE Spells same Duration would be easier for Players too.
New Areas on Evenstserver cause some trouble to Natures Classes. Current State of Things is Shaman/Druids can solo Black Dragon Liar ( may on ex too ), but its ugly to play as it is mostly Quillfire Spam.
Dark Liar unable to solo for 2 Reasons, Natures cant kill Xyldrith, his regrate is higher than the Damage you deal. Second Reason is, despite you can Massdrown Mobs ( Exoff ), you lacking a second AoE spell to kill them quick.
Vault of Doom untested but i think you will have huge Problems with the Bossfight.
General Shaman/Druids lacking some Damage Types and few Spells compared to Arcanes. No decent Spell for Negative, Acid and Divine. They cant increase Damage by Instill. They have only Hypothermia and thats useless with capped GCC.
This is only a short List, may only a small Adjustement is not enough. We wil see when you done your Steps from your List.