All in all, Heart of Thorns didn't make much difference to me as I worked through my new Level 1 character, but it showed when I got to play with my Level 80 character. One tip is to make sure you follow the One Piece Online Twitter account as this is where you'll receive news on just when the gems will be available in the store. An enhanced UI will be added to Spirit Vale to allow players in each team to communicate and rendezvous with one another, particularly as the raid missions will require close coordination and cooperation among team players to succeed. Instead, the monetary value inflates, such that now it takes 0 to buy an item. For some other random observations: I quite liked the music, and the cinematic interludes where your toon's main story is told as the camera pans over stylized paintings telling it are nice - though a little reminiscent of that other MMO that has probably had a few too many mentions in this beta report already. But once you've obtained all the masteries you want and start seeing the same old content, you hit a wall -- the lingering need for more endgame. The way this market works is pretty simple: as more players buy gems using gold, their price goes up.
With the recent release of the first expansion to One Piece Online Heart of Thorns, manga games revealed the game had sold more than 5 million copies to-date. Players should not expect a noticeable performance difference between the two clients.