Lately I have been seemingly unlucky in finding a fresh map here. I think this actually started when the map closing mechanic was implemented at the end of the North Meta. The map closes and throws you into another map...which always seems to be a map already in progress. It might just be my luck, but as I see it..a kind of bad luck. When thinking about other metas that are similar, pretty much only Dragonstand comes to mind. Difference with that one, it doesn't throw you into a map in progress because the meta is timed..so you are almost always likely to begin new meta cycle on a fresh map.
Drizzlewood prior to north being added acted very much like most metas, the silverwaste's and hot metas to name a few. Meta done, loot chest for a period until timer runs out..map resets and you go again from the beginning. No upfront need to swap instances. With this map closing mechanic, you are put into a new one. I bring this up, because lately I haven't been able to be in maps taking the early points like Vloxen.
Anyone else like or dislike this set up or am I the only one who ultimately doesn't like this map closing at the end of North Meta?