Noticing there really isn't much dropping from NPCs in UP and ME. Occasionally a collectable and rare tradeskill item, but nothing else. I did get one Lumber Plank, so globals seem active. I haven't had anything drop plat and no sellable items such as blue diamonds, etc. Original UP had all kinds of Luclin-only gems that sold extremely well. It was a great place to farm plat via sellables when it was current. Missed opportunity here to have similar gems drop that sell for a few hundred plat.