"Im in closed beta and its just like open beta.. FPS issues, loading takes 5+ minutes, glitches, way too many bugs for it to be released. Still buying it and playing it tho because I know its only going to get better."
I'm not seeing much problems and I've been in the closed beta since Oct or Nov of last year. I would say it is as ready as it needs to be. Yeah, there are still a few bugs popping up like most MMOs. Hell, no MMO is ever perfect even years after release. They are in a constant state of change.
I'm excited. Only worry for me is that they haven't finish fleshing out the higher level content. I pre-ordered and yes the CE gets 5 buddy keys and the regular game comes with 1.
If it is taking you 5+ minutes to load there is something else causing an issue. I haven't sit there and timed the load screens but after the first one which normal takes thirty seconds or less they can be very fast.
I would defrag, check your hard drive for space available, and reevaluated your system specs. I'm on Vista 64 which is a lot slower than XP due to the security features and it runs damned good with mostly high settings. Plus my video card isn't exactly cream of the crop, 8800 GTS 640.
As far as PvE, you can solo a character through the entire game from what I've read. I know I made it to level 36 (I think) as a Bear Shaman with only two groupings with a single player. Both times where less fun than going solo.
Wishing now I would have picked up a CE to e-Bay. Those things are all sold out.
Oh, if you are thinking about a new video card the prices are falling again. Go take a look...http://www.pricewatch.com/video_cards/