The game itself favors people who have been playing for years. In just about every aspect. However Just about everyone I met in that game was friendly and willing to help you out if in no other way that with just good advice. Not like most MMOs. Yeah the economy is quite complicated. Not to long ago I read an article about some guy in Australia who had been become the CEO of one of the largest in-game banks and basically pulled a Madoff. He then turned around and sold billions of in-game space bucks for like 5K Ausi bucks and put a down payment on a house.