It seems like it is, but the worst part is that they want to do a permanent soft launch of the game with no more wipes while it's still technically in beta. On top of that, you have a limited choice in what you can passively train in UNLESS! you upgrade to VIP status, with which you can then train in 3x as many classes.
Are we really going to see a majority of new MMO's forcing people to pay ridiculous amounts of money to be competitive? Is that what the so called B2P / F2P PvP market has come to? These cash shop shenanigans and VIP luxuries are getting out of hand.