I think that side villages such as the Hidden Waterfall, Hidden Grass and the rest should not be excluded from the map. That’s because they open up the potential to add more missions of every rank for people to do. Missions like that could be from a scroll delivery mission to an insanely strong boss threatening a side village forcing it to ask for help from one of the five main villages. So the point is expanding the map in order to add more missions. It’s not something that can be achieved within a few weeks or a few months but something that can be introduced later on.
We’re working on an entirely new map, which is why the side villages are not built in this one. This is going to take a while, so let’s talk about the present
We release a bunch of missions that don’t seat themselves in particular villages/areas. You can access the mission UI using the /bcmissions command. I wouldn’t mind creating more starter missions in the main villages or in general, but working on villages exclusively for this map would need to take a backseat. We have plenty of missions to do already, which includes boss missions, and you can do them regardless of what your ninja rank is.
So all in all, your idea is already something that is already being worked in the server’s long-term future, but in the short-term we are working on village inspecific content generation so that there is a larger variety of things to do for everyone. Thanks for the suggestion!