Nope, all new reqs are just normal.
edit: Misread your question; none with this batch, buying the ability for fero ring to tele to Morvran was from last batch.
Well that itself speaks volumes, it seems obvious to me there should have been about a 50-50 split. Don't get me wrong I think some of them are perfectly reasonable and I look forward to trying all the content out (can't wait to get home from work currently). However it is clear that some of them are unreasonably grindy/RNG dependent. Why was it needed to both get the journals from the agility course and do 200 laps for example?
Both are the same thing. 8 journals, 1 every 25 laps, 200 laps total.