1. Cut the amount of resources by 1/3 that you get from sorting trash.
2. Remove a 1/3 of the trash piles.
3. Make it so that as trash is depleted it slowly regenerates, without trash piles you really can't grind most of the craft skills. Also, with scavenging only worth doing on a trash pile the problem has been created from the beginning that eventually there will be no trash and no place to scavenge.
4. Turn granite into nodes that deplete and regenerate over time.
5. Get at least 1 form of "fast travel", anything that would be 2-3x faster than walking and get the guides to stop doing the trade fairs.
6. Get the quest/market/auction system in game ASAP. (I know about the current quest system, but it's unusable as it is)