I'm slowly leveling my main and hit 60 recently, and since I'm a lore junkie I read all the quest text, do all the carnages, and try to get the achievement before I move on to the next zone. I'm actually really, really enjoying questing in SL despite it feeling grindy...and then I hit Steppes and Ashora.
What's the deal with those? Steppes I did basically one quest line with the Architect dude, then dailies pop up. I check the quest achieve and see I have like 30 quests left and I think I must have missed a quest hub, but nope, it's just carnage and random one-off quests.
While I am definitely disappointed with the short length, it's also just the....abruptness of the end that irks me. I'm fine with small zones, City Core was short and was fine. But it ended, and each zone had a COMPLETE storyline that lead to the next zone well. Especially after the awesome endings of Kingsward and Morban, I just expected more from the final 2 zones.
Now, I know Trion said they wanted room to expand...but in my mind, that's about the Dendrome and about the loads of empty space in the other zones. To me they said that because they have plans to make changes to existing zones, add stuff to them, and release the Dendrome. It really DOESN'T justify having a frankly incomplete zone at the end, because that's what Ashora and Steppes are: incomplete. It literally feels like there's more quests, Trion just forgot to put them in.
So any speculation on if they'll ever be completed? Maybe Ashora's quests will be completed as a lead-in to the Dendrome? Or perhaps a new epic quest line that nicely tidies up those 2 zones? I don't think they'd just leave those questlines hanging, they HAVE to be planning something for those.