Originally Posted by Pants
Are there separate servers or is it all one big ass world with the whole playerbase in it?
Separate, but with a twist.
Your first toon on a server is kinda set like your homeroom. Yet you do have the ability to take your toons onto other servers. The only downfall so far been released about the multiple servers is the influence factor.
You earn influence by pvp, pve, nearly everthing you do. The only problem is you can only earn if on your home server.
You can go to another server and help out a friend in quests, storylines, but any influence accrued will not apply because you're away from your home server.