I don't know why it hasn't expanded yet, but it needs to expand ASAP. It's a small, crowded little map, and it's becoming an issue. People are leaving because it is so small, boring and barren. VERY BARREN. Over 3/4 of the map is flat and barren. One small forested area, and the rest is open plains with nothing.
It's also very crowded, and VERY laggy, because you have too many base clusters very close to eachother. It definitely feels like the old UO, when you lag up walking by bases.. something you think would be solved in 20 years. Most new players end up settling in the barren areas, and the walk for resources is just rediculous. When it can take 10 minutes on horseback to find 1 boulder, how is a new player expected to expand to a small domain or even medium? I went gathering last night, in 45 minutes, in areas that have lots of rok and ore spawns, I found more godsends than Copper nodes. 3 copper nodes total.. 5 boulders.. in 45 minutes, on horseback. That's stupid.
Players are leaving because of this. No resources, small map, and it's crowded and boring. I've looked at other servers, and they have way bigger maps, and similar playerbases. The flat little island of Golunar desperately needs to expand, and NOW.