there are lulls (the azim steppe stuff was very boring), and if you’re not interested in a dead-eyed bishounen emperor-prince in weird amano/giger armor imposing bizarre and vicious tyranny on all people as the primary impetus for revolution then… ymmv. the music takes it a long way. i’m a big sap and i cried toward the end of it all.
yeah, i noticed a weird lack of players in some areas. i think that has something to do with the new instancing, or maybe even more of that going on than it seems, or something, because as i got further along in the story i saw more and more and more players. kind of weird, but the effect was cool.