Recently, I was hanging out in the overworld, near Central Brittany for 10-15 minutes. I was struck by just how ghost-town it felt, despite being surrounded by a zillion POTs. I spotted one person run by.... in the central town-infested region of the map. I suspect this is due to the new zones, and the new continent. Everyone was other there. I have maintained that continuing the "episodes" is a mistake. It was conceptualized around a larger team, and a larger playerbase. It no longer makes sense to do. Every new zone, and every new continent, (and every new POT) further subdivides the remaining playerbase. ... leaving the episode-1 content population even more sparse, giving a bad impression to new players. It's like cosmic inflation, where the galaxies are continually moving away from each other (where the "dark energy" here is, I assume, the Cabalists). Development of new zones and continents should wrap up anything in progress, and shift focus to augmenting/improving the existing zones and game mechanisms, to maybe try to have something greater than the sum of its parts, rather than a scattering of disconnected lego pieces.