Bandit camps would be super for the game, randomly generated just clumps of bandits around campfires / tents with chests you can loot. Doesn't even need to be high end gear or mats, could be for noobs or low fight skilled players just out hunting, decent ql weps/tools/armor , maybe some gems for priests or stash of cotton/veggies/forage stuff. low ql ores already smelted.. things of the sort.
I think treasure hunting would be a good thing also, as in treasure hunting from Ultima Online .. you find maps out in the world (maybe from bandit camp chests?) just a picture with nothing else (maybe can include a server name to make it a tad easier) and you would have to go and dig it up, pick the lock, and there would be some nice items waiting for you. maybe some low to mid ql enchanted gear /tools /gems/cloth/ores, with digging up the chest could have a couple of mobs spawned depending on how many people are in the vicinity around the chest - more people = more mobs.. trolls/goblins/lava fiends/bandits