I can't be the only one who's curious as to how those Priory Explorers got stuck in those clams, and scratching that itch would be worth doing an event that doesn't have the best karma/effort ratio and highest number of bodies to loot. I can't be the only one who would feel some satisfaction and get a sense of accomplishment by keeping a boatload of risen from swarming all over the coast around Ft. Trinity.
It is a shame that more people don't consider the content itself as part of the reward, so the only way to get them out there is to shift bling around.
@Saint Troy: Many maps are "empty" in the sense that the low player population is spread too thinly across the map to easily join up for anything that can't be done solo. The nearest player may be a good distance away, working on their own goal, and not thrilled at the idea of traveling to help with yours, especially with no guarantee that enough will show up to get the job done.
For example, my ele was working on map completion in Caledon Forest the other day. There was a champ krait patrolling around the skill point I needed and I couldn't quite solo him (ele is so sad underwater), so I let out a yell for help. One person responded and took a while to get there. When s/he saw the champ, s/he thought we couldn't do it with just two of us, so s/he hollered "run". Fortunately s/he didn't go far and came back when s/he saw that I was making a serious dent in the champ's health. Together we got it done without much trouble.
Yet in many other cases I get no response. In Straits of Devastation, my guardian tried for close to two hours to get the skill point at the veteran Acolyte of Lyssa. I had done a couple of the other Acolytes solo, but the respawn rate around Lyssa was just too fast. A few times I just laid there dead for a while, watching to see if anyone else would come along and feel impelled to give me a rez, putting out an occasional query as to whether anyone was headed for the area. (With all the waypoints being contested, it was a long and frustrating run back each time I snuffed it.) No dice.
It's a very different feel from the first couple of weeks, when the maps were swarming and everyone in the vicinity excitedly ran towards any new event that popped up. It's a very different feel from the next few weeks, when any given area of the map had a few people scattered around who would jump in on anything anyone started nearby, or would jump in whenever someone asked if anyone was interested in doing the nearby skill point. It's a very different feel from when you would find yourself near someone who was traveling in the same direction and you'd just start working together without a word, sometimes turning into a mini zerg as others started following along as well.