Hey I'm a returning player and I see that my favorite Crystal Cove is back but right now hardly anyone is collecting map pieces and the Cove doesn't open as quickly as it did 2 years ago (I'm on Cannith server btw).
Would the developers please consider doing 2 things:
1) Reducing the total map pieces needed from 3000 to 1500 (or less)
2) Adding a method of XP gain in smuggler's rest. Yes, I see they've added guild renown drops, but still there is not as much incentive to farm map pieces when you can't gain any experience points. Perhaps 100 experience can be added to the loot table or the chests loot tables? Please! I'm playing smugglers/crystal cove as level 6 and I'm tempted to leave cove and do regular questing since the cove is not opening as fast as it used to and there is no XP gain when just killing pirates in smugglers.