@shedletsky I think closing sectors instead of making new respawn areas is fairly indicative of their plans - encourage shard1 spawning, discourage shard0 spawning, and eventually the two will reach equilibrium.

@Shibdib There are strong reasons to spawn on shard0 still - alliance presence, more established targets and safer expanding are but three.

I chose to not respawn on shard1 because all the big people I want to be able to wage glorious war upon (or likewise, be waged upon by) are in shard0, along with all the politicking that comes from proximity.