I haven't yet tried past (200,200) 4 km², so how expansive are 16 km² servers and how many people can live on the server? How about larger worlds?
First reason I'm asking is, I like exploring the open world and its quite easy navigating 4 km² servers, you don't really have to spend hours to see everything that can be seen.
Second, I'm imagining it'd be really cool that there'd be some significant distance between villages, towns, and cities as well as certain resources being located strategically in certain points of an expansive world. This will provide complexity and challenges for players, their governments, travel, logistics and the economy. Imagine village A is located beside the ocean and has access to resource A (say for example fish), village B has access to metals, village C has access to arable and fertile lands, village D has access to wood, and so on. You get the idea.
Third, I like trains and logistics in general. It'd be cool to see trains go choo-choo filled with freight (resources, products) along with people.
Fourth, I feel like it'd be more rewarding and satisfying that it actually takes time and effort to travel and see certain places or to transport resources and products.
Fifth, it will also allow individual city-states and governments to grow larger and become actual metros and states. Since they have room to grow and significant distance between one another without overlapping each other, this will also allow them to become distinct from one another. Such as, which one's prospering, which has better infrastructure and buildings, which style of architecture will you see and what landmarks will you see by travelling there, which has a thriving economy, which has more people, etc. Possibilities can be stretched as room for development is expanded. This will also motivate governments to either cooperate or compete to overtake the other.
So yeah, how large is 16 km² and how bigger can they get for more room and more people?External link →