For my money, you can’t beat a good sky for adding atmosphere and immersion to a game. I don’t know why, but I like sky. LOTRO’s skies were marvellous, except that the clouds all moved round and round the horizon, which once I’d noticed it I found difficult to ignore. Still, they were probably the best I’ve seen so far.
WAR’s skies aren’t bad either though. Here’s a couple of screenies I took today. Forgive the lack of antialiasing — never mind the jaggies, look at those colours! One is the Blighted Isle, and the other is the Nordland starting area. Turner would be proud.