Sadly the question was asked and they stated that bit was not going to change. They are adamant for that to the the Open PVP Area.
Well I can tell you they are making another sp game. But it wont be any time soon. That is all I can say.
I love PVP! Isn't the risk of opposing factions attacking you at any time essential to role playing?
That is understandable on that. But most who RP. Only PvP when they wish to do it.