Ok, so I am wondering about something with this strange progression. By strange, I mean the fact you need to progress into a tier 2 zone in order to progress into a tier 1 zone. Anyways...assuming you've got your one smoke trial down, and have done the proper quests in Empyr, and Aalishai; Can you zone straight into Esianti from Stratos, without doing trials? I'm just asking for the sake of curiousity. I can and will do the progression either way...just wondering.