With the latest patch, we see a change to the channel system. EME has tweaked the number of channels available to players, and this time its lower. In the upper 40s in Val Palrada there is only one channel available. Developers have stated that channel options will grow as populations grow in each particular zone, and will change dynamically. However, now everyone is funneled into one channel, and you have less choices.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? On PVE servers, this shouldn’t be an issue as the open world now will tend towards more traditional non-sharded zones. On PVP servers, you’ll probably see more PVP taking place. This, in theory, is probably a good thing.
What do you think?