Any now for the charts!
Trading is up, and the Z:D rate is down. Coincidence? Probably not. 1:11* seems relatively agreeable at the moment, and didn't Perfect World just have a sale on Zen through certain payment methods? I need to keep better track of that. Anyhow, in the short term things are looking pretty busy, which I think is good. Since I'm not a level-racer, I'm not sure where the "average" player (if there is such a thing) would be with a new character, but I'm sure the faster ones are already at level 50. As such, maybe we're also seeing more people able to participate in Fleet Events, end-game Task Forces, and the Reputation System. Some folks want the prizes, some folks want the Dilithium!
It'll be a while before we can get a better guess at what's going on, but there's mine for now.