Every time I've entered the entry zone for this expansion (on FV) I see between 1 (me!) and about a dozen people in the zone. That's it! The entry zone of a brand new expansion! Previous expansions have probably had 100-125 players in such a zone i the early weeks.
In any case the zone is certainly not well-designed to support lots of groups, what with the connected islands linear design.
This is the entry zone for a linear expansion where everybody has to do work in this zone in order to advance to the locked zones that come after it.
I think back about earlier expansions and how packed the entry zones were, even for expansions where they did not lock content behind progression quests and tasks.
This cannot be a good sign for the success of this expansion. I suspect a lot of players are not even bothering to buy it, or to try it, for the time being.
What's the sense in offering a new expansion with mostly locked content and almost nothing for newer or lower-level players?
I don't get it... /ponder
Edited, Dec 31st 2018 9:38pm by Sippin