Here’s to hoping that there is a considerable ramp up in advertising for official launch to get the largest crowd possible. I understand the implications of overloading the population cap, and the players that will show up just to grief others, but I believe there needs to be more advertisement than I see currently to make people realize that the last year has only been early access (even though it has been competitive to most finished games).
Lots of Youtubers and Twitchers have been streaming this title for over a year and very few are doing so now compared to then, despite the great updates that have happened in the meantime. From the previews that have been displayed on stream and shown in newsletters, it is clear that there is a vast amount of changes and increased content coming to launch.
Many of those who played early access last year and quit may not be aware of all the improvements over the base game since last March, which is why i bring this up. I hope there are plans for more advertisement once all the certification is done and the gold builds are set. I really want this game to do well and bring in plenty of players so that we can get Sorcery and Settlements and possible even the mount system (just a pack donkey/camel would be a huge QOL improvement) at a later date.