ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2011, 19:02:
I've been hearing more and more that this may be the game that stands against WoW. Not being a MMORPG player but curious about hearing about a MMORPG that may challenge the behemoth that is WoW, anyone care to give their opinion? I've heard the game already has 1 million players into it and to be honest it would be fun to see a MMORPG finally stand firm against WoW.
I've been in the beta since beta 5. As far as gameplay, if you've played WoW or Warhammer you'll have no trouble jumping right in and getting started.
The soul tree system is interesting, it adds extra depths of character customization and talent synergy.
The rift and zone invasion events are fun as hell, and you don't necessarily have to be in a guild to reap the benefits.
The skill/spell synergy is interesting, where other abilities play off each other (similar to what WoW did with Cataclysm), however with some classes it seems as though there are too many skills with niche uses. This makes it feel a bit overwhelming, especially at lower levels, when by level 10 you might already have 10-15 different abilities, some of which are similar.
All in all I think it can be a good contender to WoW if they are able to keep up with content release. The biggest obstacle to WoW now is 6 years worth of content. Any new MMO will have to be on top of their game to keep it alive.