Actually, the reason you were attacked so infrequently was due to the low population in the area. A simple concept that is true: the more people you have in a game, the less beneficial fast travel becomes. The opposite effect is true when there are less players. Thus we see fast travel rampant in single player experiences. That's not to say fast travel is completely out of the question in multiplayer experiences, but the fast travel options should involve player interaction, which with these runebooks there will be none. Portal hubs will be the best option. The only PvP in darkfall was not reliant on hotspots, but I agree that for the current state of the game, there are: Zero hotspots Minimal fast travel Minimal population That's a recipe for disaster because the result is minimal pvp, minimal player interaction, which leads to everyone believing the minimal population thus making population smaller.