Well I was just thinking about it, and I don't know, something bugs me, As far as I understood It, If you manage to reach raftel, you basically become the pirate king.
I didn't make exact calculations, but aside WhiteBeard who didn't wanna be a pirate King, Big Mom and Kaidou have been in the new world for 15 years? at least, not to mention there must have been tons of other pirates in the new world, as far as I understood the log brings you from one island to the other, so technically someone SHOULD have reached raftel. However no one did.
Have you noticed that robin joined almost immediately after luffy entered the grand line. And has since been reading Poneglyphs, jeez I got bored of writing so I'll make it quick.
My theory is that to reach raftel, one must read the Poneglyphs allocated in the grand lines/new world, because they hold clues on how to get to raftel. Hence only luffy will be able to get to raftel.
Last edited by Anduren; March 20, 2013 at 02:11 PM.
It's possible Raftel is too dangerous to just approach or that it is moving.