Earlier today, I noticed that the wood spawn in Solace Bridge Outskirts has been adjusted. Before R103, more than 90% of the available tree spots spawned, while now it is only 50%. Also, I believe the spawn cycle time has been lengthened. Now, I can somewhat understand why this was done; it was unnatural that so many higher level players went to a newbie zone to chop wood and possibly were hindering new players. However, I doubt if this was the right solution. Having now so few choppable trees in the area is not going to help new players who want to finish a quest or want to train forestry. Lets rather consider why higher level players went to Solace Bridge Outskirts for wood. Foremost: because a lot of wood is being used in game, so a lot has to be gathered. The most efficient way to gather lots of wood is to have an area with lots of trees and (very) high Meticulous Collection skill. With high Meticulous Collection comes the need to be able to spend time chopping at tree while not being disturbed by mobs. There is at the moment not really a zone that can facilitate those needs. Compare this with Elysium mines: lots of nodes and low spawn: after clearing mobs from part of the area one is almost guaranteed peace to finish those 10x-20x meticulous collections. There are nice zones with lots of trees: for instance Ulfheim, but the spawn of mobs is so frequent and unpredictable there that I seldom get anything better than x5 off a tree. Twins Foothills is another nice area, but again, the spots there that have the best wood also have the most frequent mob spawns. Now I haven't visited all zones in the world yet since R103 so it might be possible that there is an alternative for good wood gathering somewhere, so please let us know if that is the case. Otherwise: please give us an area for heavy wood chopping and give the new players their wood back! Ysold.