Originally Posted by PirateofCheem
this makes me wonder...
what happens if someone starts the mmo a year after the game comes out, won't they be at a massive disadvantage?
As time goes by there will likely be changes made for new players to give them some advantages to catch up just like most other MMOs. But even so - yes, newer players will be at a disadvantage for a while after joining in an MMO. If they weren't, what would be the point of a persistent world. That is not to say they won't be able to catch up, as I said there will be ways to help them with that. No MMO survives without new players.