With 2.3 coming out soon, Isle of Siptah is about to receive thrall camps for easier access to T4 thralls instead of chasing storms. I understand the maelstorm has a higher chance of getting better t4 thralls than going to the thrall camps once introduced in the new patch. Once 2.3 is live, there is no longer much of a ‘difference’ (besides dungeon and atmosphere) compared to Exiled Lands and Isle of Siptah. Both maps have thrall camps, dungeons, with Isle having an additional storm system to get better thralls.
This leads to a concern of mine: Funcom has not stated if the two maps, Exiled Lands and Isle of Siptah, will eventually ‘merge.’ By merge, I mean you go from Isle of Siptah ‘exit point’ wherever that may be on the map, and you load into Exiled Lands (and vice versa). This is a concern as what is the point of continuing in playing Exiled Lands if Siptah will have everything else? The community needs answers beside vague replies from developers. It is a shame that some players can be wasting their time on Exiled Lands hoping for a ‘merge’ that will never come, along with the possibility of Exiled Land Official Servers slowly going away one by one once Siptah becomes more established.
I rather and I assume others want to know now if it is still worth playing on Exiled Lands or should we just focus on Siptah. It be a pity to devote so much time to eventually find out it was all for nothing. The lack of community interaction besides Twitter posts (if you really count displaying art as interaction instead of addressing player issues) feels like this game is doomed to die by a thousand cuts.