First you have Gordon Walton.
He came into UO and the first thing he did was introduce UO: Renaissance. Which many of you may recognize as the expansion that brought us Trammel and killed UO. After that he brought UO: Third Dawn, the bug ridden piece of crap update that introduced the first 3D client for Ultima Online.
Then you have the creepy looking Thomas Blair.
He was on the EQ team originally, and then moved on to SWG. He joined while they were working on Jump to Lightspeed. From there he moved on to creating Trials of Obi-Wan. This is the expansion that brought in the NGE. The one that got rid of all the custom classes and simplified everything.
Not to forget Tully Ackland as well. He was part of the Mass Effect 3 team. He was the primary person involved with the ending that pissed everyone off.
Have fun with this game. Two of the main people involved are known for shitty overhauls that hurt already established communities. They offer lay-away for in game items. They used backer money for development to hire a video team on full time to do their interviews, while asking for more development money. They have a fundamental issue with punishing people that leave the game early. Basically planning to punish quitters who are overwhelmed during that particular reset which as we all know will result in many not even returning. They have already admitted via an AMA on reddit that they cannot think of a carrot to dangle to keep people returning regardless of the in game w/l situation. So basically, if you quit not only do you get a loss, but you will also be punished, with nothing making you want to return to a game where you will consistently be out matched.
I predict a huge crash and burn with this one.