Do you really think the 8 day head start is a advantage? I think the only people who are going to benifit from it are the ones with cases of red bull and hot pockets and no job or on vacation. How much can you realy get done in 8 days if you have a job and a family?
I must be having deja vu. I've seen a post like this somewhere else....
I'm getting annoyed with "RL" as an excuse for everything.
Yes, your job/school/college/family/friends are important. Do not completely neglect them for an MMORPG.
But many people are able to balance their work/school/family with playtime and still accomplish plenty, both ingame and IRL.
If you cannot balance the game and your life, and your real life is so hectic and busy that you cannot accomplish anything substantial in game in 8 days due to other responsibilities, then DO NOT PLAY AN MMORPG. They are not for you.
If you find a game to be so time consuming that you cannot fathom how you can possibly play it without neglecting some aspect of your family/work/school life; that you have to CONSTANTLY play the "But I have work/school/a family" card CONSTANTLY in lieu of being able to commit to anything, then you should -not- be playing that game. Your real life is more important. If you feel the need to remind everyone else that YOUR real life is more important than your game time, then take your own advice and focus on your real life.