Level 8, raft and bed made, head out to sea to leave the starter zone.. however... met with a 900 sec timer wall in all directions.. interesting 45 mins wasted, but nevertheless point seems clear. Not only does this stop people from progression, it just adds frustration. I don't see a lot of 'fun' for ship battle pvp if this happens. Would be pretty stagnant at best.
If you start in the blue zone and met a RESETTING 900 sec timer in all directions - stating you cannot enter a new zone due to player overage - its level 8 for life for a lot of people
This will need a rethink quick - as it would soon become all zones are at max and no one can ever enter another zone to even 'PVP' or explore as we are all locked out.