They throw EVERYTHING at you right away. For one, they give you far too many client quests and they are still poorly managed on where to go to find what etc. As a veteran player of course it’s all easy to figure out but if you’ve never played it, it’s cumbersome. The tutorials cut off too soon and require a lot of reading. Which of course you should read to find out the information but it’s still right in your face at the start. New players need to shift through 3 expansions worth of content immediately to figure out exactly what’s going on.
I myself made a brand new account to remember everything I had to do at the start in the JP version. It had been a couple years since I’d played but they shove a lot of information at you right from the get go. I can’t tell you how many groups I’d been In with no mag or even how to get one. It seemed after each quest 5 areas opened up 9 people have new client orders and they aren’t all that organized to begin with. Even a veteran player since the beginning of PSO 2 in Japan I was still confused a few times trying to figure out which client quests pertained to which area I was going to.
In any event it was a blast to play. Now it’s off to work and the real world begins. Here’s to hoping we get a roadmap of what’s next and not weeks of waiting in silence.
Anyways just my take.