Don't go to sleep on this. A certain Dev used this phase, - "coming war," in the end of a sentence on a post. I may be fetching, but believe this is one reason for the lack of guard-zones in cities as the next publish is being set up to be released. This also could relate to the lack of NPCs in towns as the devious, diabolical, Devs weave the webwork of wickedness. (Meant in jest!) I had a character that was ghosted in the Deamon world through the black-rock detector on Moonglow until a few days ago. That world is still there, and my character was able to come back, though the deamons are still lurking on the other side of that nexus. Fortify your warriors, & get your supplies stocked! The stars and comets show the signs that something major is about to happen.