Hmmmm, I think it be nice to have a starter bonus.
You start off with 50% EXP to Level 2.
Full beginner armor, such as basic leather that only gives two defense.
6 Potions to heal with (If they even use those?)
A basic universal weapon (Something all classes can use)
A small horse, nothing to giant, something like a baby that after x amount of leveling you can't use anymore?
That would be a wonderful way to start off an MMO as a quick boost.