Niji, I will actually be running the whole campaign module for the new group. It will probably take from a year to a year and a half to actually get through the whole thing from beginning to end. Although, since there will not be an extra (third mage) and could possibly be only 6 characters instead of 8, it should make for encounters running very differently. Another thing that will change the encounters is that we will be using the initiative roll to see what order the characters and other creatures and NPCs order of turns are. The first group had a lot of folks that weren't used to playing anything than 3.x, and to ease them into 2E, initiative and how spells were learned & relearned was altered so as to not overwhelm the players. The second group won't have any issue with the 2E system.
"You go 50 feet and come to a Y."