so, on settings I enabled public mode for adventuring areas instances (not private, neither party). I entered several places where could have other ppl but found no one! Only initial town is cool, you see someone fighting somewhere and have some change against stronger mobs, but after that... When I finally leveled up a bit to try sieges, it forces the game mode into private!?! (didnt try party tho, I have none anyway) I suggest placing a number in the map window, saying how many ppl are at adventuring/combat PvE (player vs environment) areas (I dont care/like PvP btw).