i just see a time skip to be weird.
one even if not luffy's intention, a lot of people see what he did as him claiming this era his and to then go into hiding for a couple years seems like wtf
number two, why the need to do something so extravagant all just to tell your crew to NOT come back for a couple years? or hell 16 days. I mean he has no clue where they are, why set a time to meet up again when they might not be able to make it. i mean what if message is we leave for new world 16 days as many say. what happens if brook or zoro or someone isn't there? they just sit at shabondy and wait?
the only logical thing is some sort of message that says i'm hiding somewhere and we meet up there. the strawhats all manage to get back to the sunny at random times, and have shakky to tell them where to go from there. which seems to be the safe haven of amazon lily since hancock still has her title.
I like the fact that the brownbeard pirate that Hawkins is sitting atop on is the same that cut the whitebeard flag last time that the brownbeard pirates appeared. Odas consistency to draw the same characters even if they are fodder x 1000 is awesome. The same happened last week in chapter 593 when he drew the coffee monkeys, and having the same background coffee monkeys as before even when nearly 100 chapters were between their appearance.
i dont' get why mangaka wouldn't keep same fodder people. i mean it takes me less than a minute to grab the page that has shown brownbeard and his crew or fodder. so quickly grab that and then redraw them. i don't give oda credit when no credit is deserved. i just bash other authors for being stupid and lazy