Warning: spoiler and rant (^^)"
After reading the new chapter711 (meeting with gnome/dwarf), it leave me with so little impact.
Though, meeting with new race, Usopp's lie, a toy solider has no tear, a call from Sanji at the end of chapter are brilliant as always, what l really dont like is how Zoro/zolo/zorro and Franky just happen to meet with other gnome/toy and rushing back to sunny and flower field for battle. It is just too rushed to go for battle/action scene which frankly not one piece strong point in my opinion.
Onepiece strong point is elaborating storytelling while exposing to new environment and character, this results in concrete emotional build up and leave shivering impact.
I miss the moment when Nami left the crew while crying in Baratie arc and later asked Luffy " Help me" in Arlong arc, when Dr. Hirug(chopper godfather) died, and many others. A simple punch to Bellamy in jaya arc is awesome because we are engulfed in character emotion and burst all that in an action. Onepiece has no rival in that area. But for just suddenly know of situation and rushing to battle scene, no impact at all. This is unlike when everyone rush to Keimi before she is sold as slave because many character got chance to develop/interact with eachother/casual and serious talk like zoro and bonney with tenryu/ Luffy first meeting tenryu/ nami talk with robin on discriminating. Each of said event, has at least half chapter to develop, not so little that notinhg can be done but a marathon race like punk hazard and now.
I can understand the fact that crew number is larger than ever and everyone needs something to do, but not everyone need to battle! In every arc, there can be more than just one set of battle, in stead of 1 set of battle and a dozen of chapter for character keep running. That said, Frankly should just stay with Luffy at the coli sitting duck/giving some comment and help as luffy back up team. Zoro should still look for his sword thief and later suddenly appear at the battle scene at flowerfield/sunny at the tight moment (with short flashback explained later) or something like Sanji's call (disappear for a while and come up with some impact even he is not here) or can even catch up with Kinnemon or Kanjuro or Sanji. It is also a good chance for weaker crew to take on some serious opponent in stead of fodder like in Fishmen/Punk hazard arc. (I think Oda sensei also know this problem and let's nami said " I have been running too much with no action" at the end of punk hazard arc.) Some serious fight from Law/Ussop/Robin to Dofy would be nice(beat some dofy crew member and got owned by Dofy is fine)
There can be many thing happens at the same time, but not necessary everything in the same chapter. One chapter should include just 2 scenario and a glimpse of third scenes as a cliffhangar for next chapter or just leave it like that for a while. This give pages and panels for every scene to develop and time for reader to dwell in it. I just miss the moment in Waterseven when Sanji wasnot shown in several chapters and suddenly show flashback with chopper and said" a man forgive woman lie" at end of chapter. A slow pace with just a talk is so awesome and cool!
Thanks for reading my rant (^^)"