1. one of the coolest places in the game is the Yeti cave now there is no reason to go there. it is a great spot for PVP and if you kill a giant snow monster I think you should get something as a reward. there needs to be a reason for companies to do these encounters more then once. how about just make the EXP reward reasonable?
2. making already poor new players pay for boats that they already had to farm for is silly. larger companies wont care about gold at all but you are hurting your new players with this change. this game needs new players badly. This may be ok if you rework the map rewards and how maps work. most of the maps that spawn in lawless are to high for a casual player to figure out how to do. if you rework how the maps spawn and make good maps spawn close enough that they can be done in a reasonable amount of time this may be ok, but currently lots of players do not have accesses to map due to sail time.
3. I think it would be great if during the next season the devs made a company and played on the PVP server I think you would learn a lot about what makes this game great and what is totally frustrating about it.