The epic changes were great, for about a month. The latest elevation map release was meh, and then the cluster has been abandoned entirely by the playerbase and development team.
It's pretty insulting honestly, what a mess. Problems introduced by the changes to the skilling system over there that were never addressed (lockpicking ..) I understand there is a small dev team, but at this point what does it serve as a cluster other than to add to more bills for code club to bear. Chaos has always been the shithole deed spam warfare that it is. Defiance was a good opportunity to get going again, which was good for a while, although how many people actively play there now then?
Until you centralise PvP on to one map everything will suffer somewhat.
THIS HASN'T JUST DEVELOPED OVERNIGHT, THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR YEARS... sort your ###### out.