I know it's a festival map and therefor designed around it. But it's the only map, where a festival takes place, that isn't available the rest of the year. For me it feels strange that the LC are cut off from the rest of tyria, much like it feels strange that we can't access Claw Island outside of two story instances. In a lived in world, these places would still exist outside their function, one being a festival ground, the other being a story instance, and we could travel there because we live in a Tyria that has WPs. Now I wouldn't expect anything big to happen there. Keep the griffon adventures, maybe add a generic Karka attack or some other timed event like a pirate raid or something. The traders would most likely move on, but keep the Zephirites and give them a new home in LC. Keep the boatride and the beach, maybe add the fishing from sandswept isles and some toys to costume brawl with, a beach ball for example(akin to the light orbs in Arah, a bundle that can be thrown from one player to the next). Maybe add something similar to the beach in Southsun Cove.
I know it's a tiny thing and ressourcecs are limited, so it's not going to happen. But one can dream, right? I know the recreational areas don't serve a purpose other than RP and I'm not even into that, but I like that they exist.
Have a nice day.
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