Here are my 2 cents...
Yes, I think we need a new map, not because there is no space left to build but because we need a map to handle all the newbs. (There is plenty of space, just go to the wildepad and you will find an empty spot or manually walk to the east side of =65 and you will find large unoccupied spaces. Not to mention that 90% of the =66 map is still empty).
There are 3 places where a newb can build: a town, their Pocket Universe or in the wilderness.
- First, most newbs can't be bothered to ask citizenship and even if they do there is little chance an online mayor will accept them.
- Then there is the Pocket Universe. I don't know if newbs build in their Pocket Universes a lot but I don't like it. A Pocket Universe doesn't feel like it's part of the world because it's a seperate area and other players can't visit it. And their use is very limited; only the owner can build in it so they can't invite friends to build with them.
- And last, there is the wilderness. It is easily accessible, just use the wildepad and you will get teleported to a buildable area. I believe the majority of the newbs use this option. Though, the problem is that the wilderness is very cluttered and is a complete mess so it isn't really appealing to build in. On top of that, building random things in the wilderness does nothing but annoy the more experienced players who own towns there.
None of the options above are ideal so I think we will need a new map specifically for newbs to build in. I was thinking of a map with a lot of capital towns in them. Towns where everybody can build in just like Origin before root was added. Maybe those towns can have pre-made roads and/or plots. And those towns could be managed by mods to keep them clean. If a newb doesn't feel like building in a town they can also venture into the wilderness and find a good spot. Of course there should be mobs in the wilderness to make things more exciting.