Linsa is ok on my server. Small, but not empty.
Grid is a **** ghost town.
Other than a few Carpenters/Tanners doing leves, it's completely empty.
I'm just saying Uldah is where the action is because it's between the 2 other cities. It's the commercial center of the world. People fill up the markets there. If that's where everyone buys/sells then of course that's where most people will go.
Just like Jeuno, followed by Whitegate in XI.
The economic value of the "central" location is what makes Uldah popular. If you add 5000 more people to your server, you just won't be able to find a parking spot in the Wards of Uldah. There may be some overflow in LL & Grid, but comparatively they will still seem empty.
That's all I meant.
And the storyline quests of all 3 cities continue in Ul'dah.
I think the only way to get people to Limsa and Gridania again would be to let us change nations, give every nation a seperate questline or missions, link the wards, implement a mail system and add other forms of travel (chocobos, airships).
Out of these things, linking the wards is the only thing that won't happen. At least not in that form.
The only reason to go to the other cities atm are leves (mainly local leves) and materials only sold by certain guilds/NPCs.
The Market Wards are closest in Ul'dah, that is reason enough for everyone to gather there.
That's also a good point. There should be more entrances to the wards throughout the cities. Edited, Feb 24th 2011 1:40pm by RidingBean