Thankfully elsword is pretty much very-very free to play.
You can either buy your way and get all the best gear or you can keep playing and playing and doing SD's, Heroic dungs, farming ED ( the game coins ) so you can buy gear which you can't get without paying actual money that other players put up in the universal shop.
There's a Queueing system where you can get in a random party with players around your level range. Although, its not very often that levels 20-40's know what queueing is so you don't really get teamed up that much instead you get the buff that queueing gives you which is increasing all your stats and also decreasing the amount of stamina you lose per dungeon, the lesser the number of people, the stronger the buff gets.
I'm online usually at 12 AM - 4:30 AM, that is 5 hours from now. Right now its 7:01 PM for me.
I'm on if I don't sleep off, lol. So, you can jsut invite me to your party to help you. Only thing is I won't get any xp at all until you reach Velder/Hamel + dungeons.
Its fun if you keep winning, at my level it gets pretty hard as there are other players that you match up with that have better gear than you do and may even be paid users which gives you a disadvantage unless you're really good at PvP.