I'm not saying mid game content is too far above or that there shouldn't be a grind, but when the only way to get gear is through pvm and the only way to make money is pvm, it's hard to make any progress when people with gear higher than you out DPS you at the only places you can actually get drops. It's near impossible to find raid1 with just two people, and as soon as someone with SF or a MG joins, they instantly out DPS me and i lose all chance at loot. It takes me 4-5 minutes to kill a single Shadow King, which is completely inefficient, especially when there's a huge surplus of people there and i have to wait for one to spawn for me to kill. Sure i could go and kill other bosses, but their drops aren't worth anything in comparison and i'm still relying on a lot of rng in order to get anywhere. There is no way to make money without pvm. Players could have the option of making potions and using those to generate money, but they all can be bought from the general store for dirt cheap. Overloads can't be sold, which could also be another huge source of income for players, but it's also basically given to players for free because of the fact that there's a npc that sells all the herbs needed for overloads, making farming uselsss. It just feels like a lack of content after getting your low tier gear, and you're forced to go and kill things for money in order to progress, leading to overcrowding and camping of areas to farm and make money.