Honestly only the first set of guards near the town is needed to prevent camping.
The set so close to the middle I feel will make Ruemon worse as already explained in the blog.
It's so close to the middle, players will bait the other faction to the guards, and PVP in DKO has a lot of retreating and kiting. And as for eos' case, they can even heal from the safety of the guards to pretty much the bottom of the steps.
We will see how it goes, but it's a big thumbs down from me at the moment. Don't take it the wrong way, just voicing concern.
Guards near the villages - good
Guards near the middle - bad
This is coming from someone who does not spawn camp.