As a long time player I just wanted to mention that your skill level or number of "experience points" accrued is much less important in this game than in your traditional MMO. The great thing about it is that it all really boils down to you, the player. A player with a lot of natural talent or who is simply skilled can easily defeat an opponent who is using superior equipment. Vendetta Online has got to be one of the best gaming experiences ever. I guess the fact that I've been playing for coming up on 9 years is telling of my viewpoint. It is relatively un-marketed, so definitely spread the word if you enjoy the free trial and end up subscribing. I upgraded to an Xperia Play smartphone just so I could take this game with me on the go. I will log in from time to time when I am in a waiting room or have a while to kill and want to do a few trading runs; it helps to keep those credits in the bank for when I get home to my laptop / gamepad for some serious PvP.
You can also design missions and contribute to the game's evolving storyline if you join the Player Contribution Corps. So far, I've submitted over 70 missions that have made it into production, and am currently working on my largest mission design project ever. Trust me, you will not want to miss this game. It was on the drawing board before the term 'MMORPG' even came into use, and I get the feeling it will be around for a long time after the term goes out of style. The 8 hour trial is free, no cc required, and you can spread your trial hours across as many sessions and as much time as you wish. If you give it a try, I think you will end up subscribing, but that's just me.