Worth pointing out that it's developed and published by Gamerfirst, so it's going to be F2P with microtransactions. They claim they'll keep the item shop away from poweful shit that could affect someone's performance.“You’ll be in full-blooded PvP within fifteen minutes,” claimed Connole. “And that’s because there’s no levelling, and therefore no grind. That’s a four letter word to us.”
There will be raids and monsters and all that PvE stuff in Hailan Rising, but how that plays is a consequence of this being PvP first. What this means, in turn, is making sure that everyone in Hailan’s world, from newbie to ancient habitualist, is able to fight each other in the open world.
I also suspect the game will be a classic tab-targetting MMO, so that will suck.