So, I still can't fully get my mind around the need or the desire for the Gods to leave the Mists. I could understand them leaving Tyria because of the Elder Dragons, but why the Mists. There is only so far 1 elder dragon (Jormag) that shows an interest in the Mists (unless the Dream is in the Mists, then you could include Mordremoth), which is no reason for them to flee, especially leaving the souls of their servants to be overwhelmed by random mists creatures. This especially bothers me because it feels like it goes against their character. I'm curious if you guys have any theories. I feel like a big reason that they did this was to open up the realms of the Gods as future content, though I hope that there is a lore reason as well.
One thought I had about this, combined with the shift in Balthazar's character leads me to wonder if maybe there isn't some danger in mixing God magic with Elder Dragon magic. Perhaps this started back with the splitting of the Bloodstone. Maybe Balthazar was the one that siphoned Zhaitan's magic to strengthen the stone, and this lead to his bipolar attitude, eventually the elder dragon magic fully corrupted his personality and the Gods had no choice but to drain him of his God magic and then flee so that none of the rest of them become changed in this way. Of course there is no proof of this, I just hope that there is some future plot in mind to make sense of all that has occurred.