12-16-2012, 01:27 AM
One of the weaknesses of this generally excellent game is that it provides players with relatively little incentive to create alts. This means that starter zones will, in general, be a little less populated than you might be expecting. This point in time may be something of an exception to that as the business model change attracts new players, but it's something to consider.
Don't read too much into it, if that's what you encounter: it doesn't mean people aren't around, it just means they're more concentrated around the end-game zones and content than is normal for a game with this level of activity.